The skin is the body’s largest organ; thus, when it is harmed, an individual can experience extreme pain. Burn injuries are a catastrophic injury that comes with severe pain and suffering and could be the result of permanent nerve damage. Following a serious accident, a burn victim is likely to require much medical treatment and recovery time in order to allow them to return to their normal life. But many victims never get back to normal, as burn injuries can leave a victim with permanent disfigurement and even disabilities associated with the injuries suffered.
Depending on the cause of the burn and the degree of the burn injury, many burn injuries are recovered from without any serious health issues. However, when a severe burn occurs, this could result in major damage to the affected skin, resulting in the need for reconstructive surgery.
Whether a burn is a result from scalding hot or boiling liquids, chemicals, electricity, fires or excessive sun exposure, a victim could suffer a all degrees of burns. This means a victim could suffer a first-degree, second-degree or third-degree burn from any of these causes, and the cause of the burn does not distinguish the degree of the burn.
While a third-degree burn is considered the most severe type of burn, it should be noted that this is not always the most painful. This is due to the fact that the damage caused by this burn is so extensive that nerves are damage. This could result in having little to no immediate pain. Severe second and third-degree burns could result in extensive damage, leading to problems with their deep skin tissues, bones and organs. This could require a burn victim to go through surgery, physical therapy, rehabilitation and even require lifelong assisted care.
Returning to one’s normal life following a burn injury is not always possible because cells and nerves are damaged or dead. Thus, it is important that accident victims explore their rights in these matters. If it is determined that another party was responsible for the accident that resulted in the injuries suffered, it may be possible to hold them accountable through a personal injury action. This legal claim could help the injured party recover compensation to address medical bills, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, lost wages and other losses arising from the incident.