Annually there are thousands of burn trauma-related deaths. Also, tens of thousands of burn injuries happen annually in United States homes and workplaces. Some industries carry a significant danger of burns and scalding to workers. But other types of burn injuries occur due to defective products and faulty equipment at home or during recreational activities.
Sadly, the sheer number of burn-related victims has steadily increased since the 1950s. For example, only ten burn care centers existed for burn victims and their rehabilitation back then. But modernly, more than 200 burn trauma centers are treating terribly to moderately burned patients in the United States.
Burn injury statistics illustrate that approximately 50% of accidents were avoidable. Hence, often third-party negligence had a role to play. So this means someone else did something dumb that led to the burn injuries.
But the high-risk groups for burn injuries include:
Most of all, workers in high-risk industries have exposure to heat and flame regularly. These groups’ most common causes of burn injuries are hot liquids and fire. But there are also other causes of accidental fires and electrocutions.
Approximately one-third of burn injury victims are preschool-aged children. Most of these played with fire. And many were fatally injured.
Did someone suffer this type of trauma involving carelessness, a defective product, or a workplace accident? If so, discussing your case with an experienced advocate is essential. And this will be someone who helps burned people sue in court. Negligence ending in severe burn injuries means the party who set off the chain of events is a defendant. (The person(s) that caused your wounds.)
And these people remain liable for their negligent actions to pay you compensation. But the best way to deal with all this is to be safe and avoid situations or trades most at risk for a burn injury.
Michael Ehline is an inactive U.S. Marine and world-famous legal historian. Michael helped draft the Cruise Ship Safety Act and has won some of U.S. history’s largest motorcycle accident settlements. Together with his legal team, Michael and the Ehline Law Firm collect damages on behalf of clients. We pride ourselves on being available to answer your most pressing and difficult questions 24/7. We are proud sponsors of the Paul Ehline Memorial Motorcycle Ride and a Service Disabled Veteran Operated Business. (SDVOB.) We are ready to fight.
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