In ascertaining damages for thermal injuries, the usual elements present in other types of personal injuries must be considered, such as loss of wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of future earnings, loss of consortium, etc. Presentation of the evidence to the jury is a paramount factor, which can make every difference in the award granted. Photographs, expert testimony, and the display of the evidence on the victim's body, such as scars, discolorations, lesions and physical impairment, can be used in a dramatic manner.
Frederick F. Waugh, Recent Burn Damage Awards, 10 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 295 (1961)
Personal Injury Damage Award Trends (A Survey)