This section discusses the likelihood of sustaining a burn injury, what you can do to prevent from suffering a burn and keeping your loved ones safe from situations in which burns are common, and the common treatments for burn injuries. In addition, it discusses several important steps in determining who may be responsible for your injury, so that you may receive compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages, and other losses you may have suffered.
This page offers some general statistics on burn injuries suffered both in the United States and worldwide. About 450,000 Americans receive medical treatment each year for burn injuries at hospitals or emergency rooms.
This page presents some helpful tips that can help you avoid burn injuries. Although all are important, make sure that you have a fire escape plan for both your home and your work. Planning ahead makes thinking in a crisis much easier, and a fire escape plan can save you invaluable time during a stressful time.
Burn injury management refers to the course of treatment that medical professionals will take in treating your burn injury. It includes stopping the burning, assessing your injuries, and aiding your recovery. In some situations, you may be referred to a burn center.
The 20th and 21st centuries have seen drastic improvements in burn injury care. In the past 50 years, the survivable burn injury size for children has more than doubled. Advancements have been made in wound treatment, infection control, and fluid replacement, among others.
During your recovery, medical professionals can only help you so much. After your injuries have healed, you may need help adjusting to your new reality or in dealing with the emotional effects of the trauma that injured you. This page lists several non-profit organizations dedicated to helping burn injury victims.
If you are injured on the job, you may be able to recover workers’ compensation. This page explains the origins of workers’ compensation, which injuries may make a worker eligible to receive workers’ compensation, and the broad strokes of the claims process.