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How much does a burn cost?

On Behalf of | Feb 9, 2020 | Truck Accidents |

Your burn injury would probably have a higher cost than you realize. This is especially true for the catastrophic injuries that sometimes occur as the result of truck accidents or from poorly maintained industrial equipment. 

If you or someone you love had an accident that involved burns, the price of treatment may be well beyond your ability to pay. As mentioned in Industrial Safety and Hygiene News, the average hospital stay for a 40-to-60-percent burn costs around $800,000. 

Unfortunately, since burns are so expensive, they could potentially exceed the insurance coverage limits in the policies that the party responsible for your injury carries. As mentioned before, costs will also typically exceed your own ability to pay. 

Apart from the direct medical bills associated with burns, you may also experience other costs. One of the most prominent is often lost time at work. Individuals with catastrophic burns are often in extreme pain, and some have significantly reduced mobility while they recover. As you might imagine, this makes many work functions impossible. There could also be various other economic and non-economic considerations, depending on your unique circumstances. In order to fully recover from a burn, you would need to apply resources to all aspects of your injury. 

Understanding the true cost of a burn injury is something you may have a hard time doing at first. However, after you look at the details of your case side-by-side with the appropriate medical and legal information, you should be able to come up with a reasonable estimate to use during your negotiations with the insurance companies and lawyers representing the parties responsible for your accident.