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Radiation burns, electrical burns, fire burns, and chemical burns are some of the different types of burns that can occur to anyone. More burn injury victims are surviving than before due to advanced medicine and better medical burn treatment facilities.
However, with survivability comes psychological challenges such as depression, anxiety, reduced self-esteem, and a more hindering path to recovery.
There are three stages for physiological recovery from burn injuries, and they are critical, acute, and long-term rehabilitation.
A first-degree burn can cause slight redness or swell in extreme cases to a small surface area but burn victims can treat first-degree burns at home.
Second-degree burns are more profound, resulting in dead tissue cells and burned skin. These can cause blistering and are extremely painful. Although second-degree burns can get classified as a severe burn injury, a third-degree burn is the most dangerous as it reaches the fat and bones in the human body and covers a larger total body surface area.
All these burns can leave temporary and permanent scarring depending on the following:
Severe burns lead to disfigurement that requires long-term medical treatments and also psychological treatment as the victim faces social challenges.
Let’s explore the psychological challenges that come with such severe burns.
If you’ve gotten burn injuries due to someone else’s negligence, contact our burn injury lawyer at (213) 596-9642 for a free case evaluation, as you may be eligible for compensation. An Ehline Law burn injury attorney can help assess your case, determine your claims, and file a burn injury claim against the negligent party to get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact us and our experienced burn injury lawyers for more information on how we can help.
Michael is a managing partner at the nationwide Ehline Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. He’s an inactive Marine and became a lawyer in the California State Bar Law Office Study Program, later receiving his J.D. from UWLA School of Law. Michael has won some of the world’s largest motorcycle accident settlements.