Every year in the United States, over 1.1 million burn injuries occur that require medical attention according to The American Burn Association. Severe injury can occur if you are exposed to heat or chemical products. Burn injuries can damage the skin, muscles, nerve endings, and other bodily tissues. The most serious injury cases can cause mobility problems.
There are many causes for burn injuries:
Regardless of the cause, burn injuries can result in serious pain and suffering for you and your family. Burn victims may suffer serious psychological pain and trauma, leaving a sense of dread in the victim. It can cause you to fear leaving home or resuming normal functioning in your social and professional routines.
Tissue pain due to burns can plague a victim for months or years to come. Prolonged rehabilitation periods may be needed in order to regain lost mobility or functioning. Burn victims often face an uphill battle when seeking assistance. Insurance companies frequently view reconstruction treatments and surgeries as cosmetic or voluntary, and, as such, they offer little or no assistance, even though it may be needed for victims to recover physically and emotionally from their injuries.
For these reasons, it is imperative that you receive guidance and assistance from a knowledgeable and qualified attorney — such as those at Alan H. Figman, PLLC. We can help you get your fair share of help from the insurance companies and those whose negligence caused your injuries. We have the resources you need to get quality help.
Call Alan H. Figman, PLLC at (800) 521-0838 to set up a free consultation regarding your burn injuries, so that we can determine your legal options. The consultation puts you under no obligation and we can meet you wherever is most convenient for you — at your home, hospital room, or office.