Burn Myths

It is important to take immediate action after you or your loved one has experienced a burn. Just like any other open skin injury, the risk of infection following a burn is very high. Therefore, it is important to understand safe methods for treating burn injuries.

If a negligent party is responsible for your burn injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Indianapolis burn injury attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, today at 317-634-8565 to learn more about your legal rights and options.

Common Methods for Treating Burns

There are many “home remedies” for treating burn injuries – some of them more effective than others. Unfortunately, some of the most well-known methods for treating burns can actually cause more harm than good. The following should be avoided as ways to treat burn injuries:

  • Butter
  • Vinegar
  • Cold meat
  • Onion juice
  • Bleach
  • Alcohol

Some of these can actually increase the risk of an infection by exposing a wound to harmful bacteria. The most common, and correct, method for treating a burn is to run cool water over the area and apply a cool compress. In the event of a more severe burn, an emergency room visit should be considered.

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If a negligent party is to blame for your burn, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Whether the burn was caused by improperly functioning mechanical equipment or a business’s failure to provide a safe environment, you may be entitled to compensation.

The Indianapolis burn injury attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, would like to help. We will provide you with the dedicated and experienced representation you need to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at 317-634-8565 to schedule a free consultation.