Any time someone sustains a burn injury, individuals are left with a number of questions. Can I really recover from the impact of a burn? What options do I have to move forward after a burn injury? Is negligence involved and can I pursue compensation?
Far too often, those who have been harmed feel lost in the situation and it’s important to know what comes next. One of the most important things to understand is what treatment is available for a severe burn injury. Learn more below.
It Depends On the Severity
For smaller, less severe burn injuries, treatment can involve cleaning the wounded area and dressing it. Getting medical attention as soon as possible helps you avoid infections. Antibiotics can be extremely helpful in this regard, as well.
The more severe the burn injury is, the more than injured individual needs to do in order to successfully recover.
- Be sure not to remove any of the skin or pop blisters as it could cause significant problems moving forward. Get help from a medical professional to dress the injury quickly and ensure all steps are taken to protect the wound.
- Skin grafting may be necessary if the burn is severe enough. This means taking the skin from another part of the body to cover and close the wound. This puts healthy skin on the burnt area of the body.
Treatment over the long-term may require multiple medical visits and procedures. This makes it important for victims to recognize their rights if negligence is involved. Also, getting medical help can aid in getting medical records so you can build a case to show liability.
Our Atlanta burn injury attorneys can help you when your burns have been caused by serious acts of negligence. Trust that we’re committed to building a strong case on your behalf, compiling the evidence you need, and guiding you through the process to seek compensation.
Our legal team at Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC are on your side. You deserve to have someone on your side who knows how to protect your rights every step of the way.
Contact us at (888) 425-6070 today to discuss your potential case.