What To Do If You Suffered A Burn Injury

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Have you found yourself injured due to a burn? If so, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. These injuries happen quickly and can take years to fully recover. That is why it helps to know what to do if you suffered a burn injury.

Know What Is Considered a Burn Injury

When people think of a burn injury, they may assume that it can only be a situation where their skin if physically burned due to an open flame, hot liquid, or steam. While these are causes of burn injuries, that is only the tip of the iceberg. Burn injuries can also be caused by chemicals and radiation.

No matter how the burn occurs, you should work with a lawyer like those at Salley Law Firm PA to receive compensation for what happened to you.

Seek Medical Help Immediately

You'll want to go to a medical facility to have the burn diagnosed and treated. They can determine if it is a first, second, or third degree burn, and start the process for treating your injury. This will also help with documenting your injury and the recovery process.

Part of receiving compensation for your injury will involve having the injury treated and following the instructions from your doctor. If you are not following directions, you may be blamed for the slow recovery of your burn-related injury.

Start a Journal

Chances are that you will not remember the details of your burn injury many months later when you are asked to recall what happened to you. That is why it is helpful to start a journal related to your injury so that you can write down details you would otherwise forget.

It will help to take regular pictures of your burn so you can document how it is recovering. Weekly photos can help show how slow or fast the recovery process is going, and help you receive the compensation you are seeking for the injury.

You'll also want to write down your pain levels related to the burn in the journal. It can be hard to remember how painful something was, so do a weekly update with how the pain has been progressing over the past week. It will help to rate the pain on a scale from one to ten in order to compare one week's pain to the next.

With these tips in mind, you should be prepared to go after the party responsible for the burn in court.


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