One of the most painful and traumatic types of injuries to sustain is a burn injury. The intensity of the pain and damage to the skin can cause emotional and physical trauma. Infection and skin damage often lead to permanent scarring and disfigurement. In addition, the treatment of a burn injury can be excruciating and very expensive.
Involvement in a serious accident in Georgia may leave you with a severe burn injury. An Atlanta injury lawyer will examine all the aspects of your case to determine if you may be eligible to file a Georgia personal injury claim. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be able to receive compensation for your burn injuries, including medical treatments, lost wages, and other expenses.
Most Common Types of Burn Injuries
The most common types of burn injuries occur in accidents involving:
- electrical shocks;
- motor vehicle accidents;
- motorcycle accidents;
- building fires;
- wiring failure;
- hot machinery;
- hot water/scalding;
- industrial accidents;
- gasoline spills; and
- other flammable liquid fuel explosions.
The effects of receiving a burn injury are often long-term and can lead to extensive medical treatments along with emotional distress. If an individual is burned because of the negligence of another, they may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering and medical bills. In addition, there may be future treatment needed for a burn injury that could also be recovered.
Internal Burn Injuries
While most of us think of burn injuries as being something on the skin, individuals can also receive an internal burn injury. Lungs and airways can be damaged as well.
Symptoms of an internal burn injury can include:
- sore throat;
- burned nose hairs;
- soot in nose or mouth;
- wheezing; and
- voice change.
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