The Scope of a Burn Injury
There is a law in the conservation of energy that states that energy cannot be destroyed, only transformed. If you tear apart a piece of paper, it remains a piece of paper still – just a little bit smaller and more broken up. The chemical properties that call it paper still remain for it to be called paper. Introduce fire, however, and the paper turns to ashes in the wind. Fire, for every substance, is a transformative agent. People – skin, bone, and muscle all bound together by some electromagnetic force – are just as susceptible to fire as paper is. It is only when something is so severely damaged that people can appreciate that they are, indeed, just as fragile as paper.
Burn accidents can be some of the most difficult injuries to deal with and live with as it usually consists of reconstructive surgery, sometimes involving skin grafts and the like. Medical procedures such as this can be costly and stressful. Accidents that also cause burn accidents are held in a certain time limit, which means the legal actions one can take can be severely limited to a time frame – and nobody wants to deal with paperwork and deadlines after suffering such a horrible event.
The website of West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck, P.A. notes that the effects of burn injuries go beyond, if you might forgive the pun, skin deep. Due to the permanent and obvious scarring that burn injuries inflict upon the skin of a person, there is a certain social stigma that surrounds them and can cause significant psychological trauma that could result into major depression or suicidal thoughts. Some victims of burns are burnt so badly that they are then incapable of physical feeling on the burnt area. Surgery can only go so far and the damage inflicted can shadow over them for the rest of their lives, some burn victims even develop phobias of fire or even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
If you or someone you know has suffered a burn accident, do not hesitate to contact specialized help in order to be represented properly in a court of law and be rewarded the best possible compensation package that might aid you best in recovering from this altering, scarring circumstance.