Damage to your skin from burn injuries can cause lifelong physical, emotional and psychological difficulties, which can result in costly, expensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. The physical pain experienced in burn accidents is bad enough. But as your body recovers, many burns result in permanent scarring. For many burn victims in Kansas and Missouri, these scars act as constant reminders of the suffering they have been through.
While no lawsuit or medical treatment can likely remove the scars and permanent damage the burns have done to your body, there are certain things you should know. Perhaps most important is that the legal system in both Kansas and Missouri enables you to receive fair and just compensation for your burn injuries.
Scarring from a Burn Injury
Hypertrophic scars are one the most typical complications of a burn injury. This kind of scar is distinguished by a different texture and appearance than the remainder of your skin. According to the Burn Model Systems, hypertrophic scars can cause several problems, including:
- Physical limitations and decreased mobility;
- Heightened sensitivity to the sun and chemicals;
- Greater risk of irritation and infection;
- Correlation with depression and decreased sense of self-worth.
Compensation for Burn Victims in Missouri and Kansas
Many people assume the only compensation you can recover in a personal injury case is for medical bills, lost income, pain, and suffering. However, in Kansas and Missouri, you may also recover compensation for your lost quality of life, permanent physical impairment or disfigurement, and mental anguish.
However, lawsuits involving severe burn injuries are not solely about financial renumeration. These legal claims are more important than that because they also allow our legal system to hold the negligent party accountable. This can often change behavior or conduct of an individual, business or government agency, so similar incidents and injuries do not occur in the future.
However, financial compensation does allow people suffering through the consequences of a burn accident to obtain necessary medical treatment and psychological care. For example, burn injury victims can use the money they receive from these claims to seek scar revision treatment, buy scar and skin creams they could not previously afford, or meet with a mental health professional who can help them overcome the psychological trauma from the accident.
Call Our Law Firm for Help
Our Kansas City personal injury law firm prides itself not just on obtaining good legal outcomes but also in the quality of service and care we provide our clients.
We know that you have been through a lot, and we want you to know that you do not have to deal with the after effects of your burn injury, including hypertrophic scarring, on your own. We are here to help remove the burden of your legal and insurance issues so you can focus on getting better and moving forward with your life. To find out how we can help, call our law office in Kansas City today at (816) 203-0143. You can also fill out the contact form below. We would be happy to provide a free, no-obligation consultation.