To minimize the pain, and if it’s a localized burn:
- Run cool water over it – but not cold water or ice
- Use cool compresses if they feel good
- Keep it open to the air. That means don’t use any ointments or wrap it in bandages. You want the area to cool as quickly as possible.
- Call a doctor immediately
- Whitened skin
- Numbness to touch
If the accident was serious, see a doctor to check for unseen injuries.
- A burn may be deeper than at first appears
- Infection could be starting
- You may be in shock and not realize it
See a doctor if you’re in pain, or showing signs of infection such as:
- Red streaks around the burn
When we’re in a state of shock we’re often unable to make sound judgments. So protect yourself and see a doctor.
A British Columbia burn injury lawyer who has handled cases involving burn injuries will be well prepared to help your family deal with all the pitfalls. We can help you deal with ICBC and other insurance companies to get a fair settlement. In this difficult time, with extra bills coming in, you shouldn’t have to worry about how to make ends meet. With strong legal guidance, your family can focus on helping your loved one work towards recovery.
The law firm you choose makes a difference. Call or email burn injury lawyers Stephens & Holman BEFORE you discuss your accident with an ICBC adjuster. You can meet with us for a free, no-obligation consultation and pay us only after you collect!