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Fighting for Burn Injury Compensation

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Lake County Injury Attorney

According to the National Burn Repository (NBR), one civilian fire-related fatality occurs in the United States approximately every 2 hours and 40 minutes. Throughout to 2016, nearly 3,300 Americans died in fire-related incidents. 

From structure fires to motor vehicle collisions, serious burns can cause life-long health complications. If you or a loved one suffer a burn injury, seek medical attention immediately and contact an injury lawyer to discuss your options.

Common Causes of Burn Injuries 

In 2016, approximately 486,000 Americans received medical treatment for burn injuries. Severe burns occur in a number of ways, including contact with flames, electrical and chemical burns, and scalding injuries. Here in the U.S., fire contact burns make up an estimated 46 percent of annually reported burn injuries. Scalding injuries are the second-most common and can be caused by an extremely hot beverage, high-temperature steam, or a hot bath. Electrical and chemical burns account for a combined 10 percent of all annual burns in the U.S. A large number of electrical and chemical burns occur in the workplace. 

Long-Term Health Implications 

Burn injuries can come with chronic health problems. Common long-term burn symptoms include scarring, thermoregulatory issues, itching, and inability to sleep. The chronic pain related to severe burns can be incredibly difficult to cope with, especially while trying to take part in everyday activities. 

While the physical injury symptoms of burns can be quite severe, burn injuries can have a substantial emotional and psychological impact on victims. Many burn victims struggle with anxiety and depression, long after the initial injury. Additionally, victims often suffer from declining work performance due to discomfort, lack of confidence, and loss of energy. 

Contact a Waukegan Burn Injury Lawyer 

Recovering from a burn injury can be a challenging physical and emotional process. Even after recovery, the long-term ramifications of a severe burn can last a lifetime. At Salvi and Maher, L.L.C., our legal team is dedicated to fighting for the injury compensation you and your family deserve. To schedule a free consultation with a Lake County personal injury attorney, call us today at 847-662-3303. 

Sources:

https://ameriburn.org/who-we-are/media/burn-incidence-fact-sheet/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5336608/#__sec1title

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