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The recovery process for burn injury victims

Suffering a burn injury can be a very traumatic experience. Most residents in Arizona never consider being involved in a serious accident, and they certainly never consider the possibility of becoming a burn victim. However, such tragedies do occur, and burn victims are often faced with a long road to recovery with many bumps on the road.

When it comes to the burn injury recovery process, many people think about the numerous medical treatments, the bandages, ointments, skin grafts and even surgical procedures. But, what about the process to heal what happened to the victim emotionally and mentally? While burn victims suffer many physical wounds, they also suffer psychological distress.

The rehabilitation process requires a perspective that focuses on a long-term recovery and a healing process that addresses the impact of the burn trauma on the burn victim and their loved ones. This process entails wound care, pain management, physical therapy, cosmetic reconstruction, skin grafting and occupational therapy.

The healing process also includes counseling that helps the victim deal with the common emotional responses to the event they just endured. This not only addresses the trauma stemming from the accident that resulted in a burn injury, but also the emotional anguish experienced during the recovery process.

Suffering a burn injury is often a life-changing event that can have a lifelong impact on a victim. It is imperative that burn victims understand the rights afforded to them. Seeking compensation through a personal injury claim can help the victim hold a negligent party liable and help them cover expenses, such as medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages.

Source:, "Recovering from burn trauma," Oct. 3, 2016

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