Any injury is a cause of concern. With increase in the severity of the injury, the concern increases too. This is the reason burn injuries are some of the most traumatic experience for the victim. If the incident causing the injuries was the responsibility of another, you need to get a lawyer to recover damages.
What can you recover for your burn injuries? Here are the possible categories of compensation available for victims and their dependants.
General damages: Medical costs, wage loss, costs for using household help and such others are available for all kinds of injuries. Your lawyer knows how to assess the damages and calculate the recovery amount with the help of the experts.
Specific damages: For burn injuries, particular damages would include any medical treatments you may need later, e.g. plastic surgery, skin grafting, rehabilitation care, adjustment to disfigurement, and so on.
Non-economic damages: Calculating this requires help from a good Injury Lawyer. Pain and suffering, trauma and distress, loss of consortium, problems with adjusting to new lifestyle and so on are in this category.
Punitive damages: If your injuries were a result of another’s gross carelessness, you may also get punitive damages for this. The objective is to punish the individual or organization for its negligence.