Rehabilitation after a Burn Injury

Burn injuries are severe, and have the potential for a devastating impact on a person’s ability to lead a normal life. A burn injury victim may require not just hospitalization, and surgeries, and other forms of medical treatment, but also long-term physical therapy and rehabilitation before he is able to pick up the pieces and move on with his life.

Typically, burn injury treatment will include treatment by a number of different types of doctors and specialists, including infectious disease specialists, Internists, orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and physical therapists. You will also require sessions with occupational therapists, counselors, recreation therapists, dietitians, and even social workers.

You will require operational therapy to help you learn how to perform your daily activities all over again without assistance, and will require physical therapy for positioning and splinting. You will require extensive cosmetic reconstruction, and skin grafting, and will require counseling psychological and emotional counseling to help you deal with many of the emotional reactions that you’re likely to have during the rehabilitation period. It’s very common for burn injury victims to suffer from feelings of depression, anxiety, guilt and grief. The process of recovery from all of these symptoms can be long, and it must involve expert, professional advice. Additionally, members of your family may also need education and counseling.

Speak To A Denver Personal Injury Lawyer

For more information about how you can file a claim to help you pay for all of these damages, discuss with a Denver personal injury lawyer. For assistance filing a claim, talk with a Denver personal injury lawyer.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.