Category: Catastrophic Injuries

January 23, 2018 / Catastrophic Injuries

Burn Injury Treatment and Expenses

Serious burn injuries are rife with complications—some physical and medical, some psychological, some financial. A severely burned injury victim can end up permanently disabled and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If the burn injury occurred because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you may have an actionable lawsuit for lost income and other damages. The number of those burned because of workplace accidents runs well into the thousands. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 16,000 injuries were reported for 2013 because of industrial mishaps that created thermal burns. From 2000 to 2013, injuries serious enough to cause lost time at work happened to approximately 32,000 workers. Burn Injuri[...]


March 7, 2017 / Catastrophic Injuries

New Burn Treatments Make the News

If you end up suffering from a nasty burn at some point, you might be glad to know that burn treatments have undergone some recent advances. These new therapies include temporary dressings, ointments, new kinds of grafts, and something called a SkinGun. Facts about Burns Most burns happen at home, and cooking is the biggest cause of fires in the home, followed by heating sources such as space heaters and wood stoves. But something you might not know is that the workplace is the second-likeliest place you can be burned. Close to half a million people—450,000—seek hospital and ER burn treatment every year, according to the American Burn Association. This number doesn’t include the many more people who seek help from community health ce[...]


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