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What Are the Common Causes of Burn-Related Injuries

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), burn-related injuries are among the main causes of extended hospital stays, disabilities, and disfigurement. Besides the excruciating physical pain of a burn injury, survivors often face social stigma due to the scars left behind.

A significant number of burn injuries occur due to another person’s negligence, and when this happens, victims have the right to seek compensation for all their losses, including future damages.

Understanding the common causes of burn-related injuries can help you identify and hold the liable parties accountable with the help of a Savannah personal injury lawyer.  

Causes of Burn Injuries

Open Flames

Flames account for the largest cause of burn injuries and often leave second- to third-degree burns. Victims can come into contact with open flames during car crashes, bonfires, gas stoves, electrical fires, and so on. 

Hot Liquids or Steam

Liquids heated to a high temperature can cause injuries known as scalds when they come into contact with the skin. Such burn injuries are quite common in hotels and workplaces.

Some common liquids attributed to a majority of scald injuries include hot soups, tea, coffee, and hot tap water.

Electrical Devices

The degree of an electrical burn will depend on the amount of current involved. A curling iron might not cause as much damage as electrocution from stepping on a poorly concealed live wire.

Such injuries usually involve product manufacturers who might be adamant to deny liability, especially if you don’t have a burn injury attorney by your side.

Chemicals

Extremely corrosive chemicals can leave up to third-degree burn injuries if they are handled improperly. This includes failure to include warnings or usage instructions, unsafe storage, and lack of protective equipment.

Get Help From a Burn Injury Lawyer Today

If you’ve sustained a burn-related injury, allowing a burn injury lawyer to pursue your compensation  is important for the much-needed medical attention and procedures. When you have to stay out of work as well, recovering damages will ensure you and your loved ones are still taken care of.

Talk to the Nye Law Group’s burn injury lawyers on 912-200-5230 or complete the contact form below to start your initial free case consultation.  

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