Welcome to our three part series regarding burn injuries. These blogs are designed to help you understand all you need to know about burn injuries and the causes, degrees, and the overall impact they can have on your life.
Part one of our series is on the various causes of burn injuries. While there are some causes of burns that are natural, others may be a result of negligence by another party. Depending on the exact cause, you may have the right to seek legal action against the responsible party.
When hot or boiling water or other liquids make contact with part of the body, it can result in what is called a scalding burn. One of the most common instances of these types of burns are when someone spills hot coffee or tea and it splatters onto the skin.
CHEMICALS IN THE WORKPLACE
Some industries allow for specific chemicals to be used in the workplace. In some cases, these chemicals can be exposed and workers without the proper safety gear can be burned by these chemicals. Some are more severe than others.
FLAMES AND DIRECT HEAT
Fires can cause serious harm. This includes fireplaces, stoves, candles, lighters, and matches. The flame produces a large amount of heat that puts you at risk of serious burns.
One thing that can cause a burn is excessive exposure to the sun. Typically, this doesn’t allow for any kind of legal action because of negligence. However, if there are some situations such as a tanning booth where the exposure is too much or too long in duration and a burn injury arises, this can be considered negligence.
At Hare Wynn, we recognize when negligence comes into play in burn injuries and what legal rights and options individuals have to seek compensation and justice. Our burn injury attorneys are dedicated to going above and beyond to help seek a favorable resolution.
Call our firm for a free consultation today at 855-965-1688 to discuss your injuries and get the help you need.