Sometimes people are unsure whether or not they need to go to the emergency room.   But there are certain cases when it is completely clear cut, like with a burn.  If you or someone you are with is the victim of a burn, do not hesitate; head straight for the ER or even call an ambulance. One might want to also read up on how to deal with burns, as the treatment depends on what kind of burn one is afflicted with. Workers at the ER should be aware of certain basic procedures when encountering a burn victim.