Pain Related to Burn Injuries

Pain Related To Burn Injuries

Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer, and His Team of Determined, Disciplined, and Dedicated Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain Unsurpassed Results for Victims Suffering from Severe Pain due to Burn Injuries in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.

Person getting a bandage According to the American Burn Association (ABA), burns are one of the primary causes of injuries and deaths throughout the country. Every year, roughly 20,000 victims suffer major burns affecting at least 25% of their bodies. Over a recent 5-year span, there were approximately 486,000 burn injuries treated at emergency medical facilities. Unfortunately, severe burn injuries and recovery often involve agonizing pain and discomfort for victims. The pain from many burn injuries persists long after being discharged from the hospital. Chronic pain can be remarkably difficult for victims to handle, especially when considering the severe emotional and psychological issues that often accompany burns. After suffering a severe burn, your number one priority should be getting better. We will be with you every step along the way to ensure that you can receive the specialized pain management and treatment that you deserve.

For those of you who have suffered painful burn injuries or worse, caused by another’s negligence or recklessness, it is crucial to retain the best personal injury lawyer in Western New York to handle your case. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his compassionate team of burn accident injury attorneys are committed to safeguarding the legal rights of burn victims. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for victims who were seriously injured in Buffalo, New York, and beyond.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his best of the best team of attorneys have witnessed the painful consequences that burns can have on victims, and ultimately their loved ones. Our seasoned lawyers are here to assist you in rebuilding everything that you have lost by asserting your legal rights to seek compensation. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested team offers complimentary case evaluations and consultations. Jed Dietrich, Esq. would be honored to speak with you about your burn accident claim. Our veteran team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you! Call us today at 716-839-3939.

Burn-Related Pain Can Significantly Interfere With A Victim’s Way Of Life

The extent of bodily damage and pain caused by a burn injury varies considerably depending on the severity of the burn. Persistent pain can significantly interfere with every aspect of a victim’s life, including:

  1. Mood: Pain can cause burn victims to suffer from major depressive and anxiety disorders, especially when the pain is acute and long-term. When burn victims are forced to take painkillers for too long, it can further ruin their moods and even lead to dangerous addiction and abuse.
  2. Quality of Life: A burn victim’s pain can keep him or her from enjoying quality time with family and friends or taking part in meaningful activities.
  3. Ability to Work: Pain is capable of drastically limiting a sufferer’s ability to concentrate or function on the job. Additionally, burn victims that do physical labor, such as construction workers and hairdressers, may not be able to perform their jobs at all.
  4. Sleep: Aching and soreness often make it difficult for pain sufferers to fall or stay asleep. When parts of the body that the victim used to sleep on are burned, he or she may be forced to sleep in other uncomfortable positions.
  5. Healing: When pain keeps a victim from being able to eat, sleep, or exercise enough, it can radically hinder his or her healing process.



Treatment For Burn-Related Pain

The pain resulting from first-degree burns can usually be successfully treated with an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as Tylenol or Advil. Second-degree burns tend to be more painful and are typically treated with prescription painkillers. Third-degree burns can damage muscle, tissue, bone, and organs. Depending on the damage caused by a third-degree burn, skin grafts, debridement, and reconstructive surgeries may be necessary. Skin grafting is a tremendously painful procedure that removes healthy skin from another part of the victim’s body and places it over the burned area. Severe burns often take several months to heal, and victims risk agonizing infections along the way. Even after healing, many victims can still endure chronic pain and require ongoing care.

The severity of pain is not always directly correlated with the size or degree of the burn. Sometimes small burns can be extremely painful, while some large burns are relatively painless. Pain caused by burn injuries is often complicated and requires careful assessment by a specialist to determine the best treatment and pain management regimen. Proper pain management typically involves a multidisciplinary approach that may include both prescription painkillers as well as non-medication treatments and therapies. Permanent scarring and disfigurement often lead to substantial emotional and psychological pain, which should be adequately addressed by a psychologist. In cases involving severe burns, both physical therapists and psychologists will usually work in coordination with burn specialists to deliver effective pain treatment plans.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s seasoned team of highly experienced and influential lawyers are determined, disciplined, and dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for burn victims. Call us today at 716-839-3939 to find out how we can help you!

Coping With The Pain Caused By Burn Injuries

Psychiatrist and patient Everyone has their way of coping with physical pain and discomfort. A burn victim’s coping style can have a huge impact on how much pain he or she feels and how much the pain bothers them. Similar to any tough situation, a burn sufferer can react by simply giving up or choosing to try to make the situation better. Often, quitting results in complete withdrawal or depression. The latter choice is considered an active coping style and can be extremely effective in managing pain and overall mindset. Victims suffering from third-degree burns may not have much control over their circumstances. Nevertheless, severe burn victims are still capable of changing how they respond to or think about their pain. A psychologist can work with them on developing and improving these kinds of coping skills.

If you, or a loved one, have been suffering from severe pain caused by a burn, it is crucial to consider the aspects that are under your control. For instance, focusing on physical therapy and following proper pain management strategies recommended by your doctor can provide extremely effective ways to cope with your pain. We highly recommend consulting with our highly experienced burn injury attorneys to discuss the details of your case. Pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party may help you cope with the pain and recover faster by getting back everything that you lost. You may be entitled to monetary compensation for all of the damages you have suffered because of your burn injuries, such as lost wages from missed work, pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, permanent disfigurement, rehabilitation costs, and payments for psychological counseling.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s expert team is firmly committed to fighting to obtain justice for burn victims. Our battle-tested lawyers know exactly how to properly and aggressively pursue your burn injury claim. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq., an acclaimed member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and his exceptional team of burn injury lawyers at least $1,000,000.00 or more 44 times to compensate his clients for their injuries. The Dietrich Legal Team will zealously battle to attempt to obtain the best result for your painful burn. If you, or a loved one, suffered a serious burn injury, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. for a free consultation. Our elite team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 716-839-3939, or by filling out the online consultation form. We are the aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking Western New York personal injury lawyers who are ready to fight for the compensation that you deserve!

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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