Everyone has suffered a burn injury at some point in their life. Generally, while painful, the burns suffered are relatively minor, perhaps resulting in a blister that will heal within a few days. However, in more severe cases, burns can result in infection, permanent scarring, deep tissue damage, nerve damage, and even death.
In support of the National Burn Awareness Week, Thomas J. Henry will be running an online awareness campaign featuring blogs on types of burn injuries, treatment, and prevention.
National Burn Awareness Week is observed during the first full week of February and is an opportunity for safety experts to educate the public on burn awareness, prevention, and methods of treatment.
While fire safety and burn prevention campaigns are generally something we associate with children and parents, adults without children should not exclude themselves as every demographic can benefit from the information presented.
Over the course of the week, our blog will include entries meant to raise awareness and help prevent life-altering burn injuries. Among items that will be covered are the different types of burn injuries, the different severities, at-risk demographics, and different methods of treatment and prevention.
As mentioned above, we have all suffered a burn injury at some point in our life. What many of us often fail to realize is just how lucky we are that our injuries were minor.
Serious burn injuries result in more than just physical pain. The traumas of a serious burn injury combined with the scarring and disfigurement that can result from such an incident take an emotional and psychological toll as well.
Combine that with the fact that serious burn injuries are much more prevalent than many of us may believe, and you’ll begin to understand why National Burn Awareness Week is observed.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a severe burn injury, contact Thomas J. Henry immediately. Our experience burn injury lawyers are available to assist you. If you sustained your burn injury due to the negligence of an individual or company, you may be entitled to collect damages for medical costs, lost wages from missing work, future earnings, and more. We will handle your case with care and ensure that you are in the best position to achieve the real results you deserve.