The road to recovery following a burn injury can be long, challenging – and expensive.
Hospitalization and Rehabilitation
Modern advancements in medicine have made surviving burn injuries much more likely and treatment much more effective. Because so many body systems and functions can be affected by severe burns, extensive rehabilitation is often essential.
Medical costs for extended hospital stays and ongoing rehabilitation can quickly add up to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars. Even with health insurance, many soon realize that their policies do not cover the entirety of medical bills and expenses.
Returning to Work
In addition, some burn victims are unable to return to work in the wake of their injury, leaving them faced with the reality of being unable to provide for themselves or their loved ones. In these instances, victims may be able to pursue compensation for loss of past and future earnings from the responsible party.