Burns are one of the common injuries that are often preventable. Although you can learn how to treat a burn injury, the best bet is to not get hurt at all.
In the United States, they affect more than one million people. And they result in approximately 40,000 children getting hospitalized every year. According to research figures about 80% of children that suffer burn injuries. And this is an injury that could have gotten prevented.
There are potential burn hazards in every home. And the largest number of children suffering burn injuries occurs in the home. These are accidents primarily in the kitchen and bathroom of the child’s home.
Children can suffer burns from:
Scalding liquids, however, the most common burn injuries in younger children. Burn accidents with the kids can be as simple as them pulling over a cup of coffee. Sometimes it may be as disastrous as pulling on the handle of a pot of boiling water from the stove.
Burn injuries can also occur when washing their hands under a faucet that is too hot.
Also, burn injuries are rated in degrees, first, second and third. So this can depend on the amount of damage to the skin.
If you were scalded or blemished by something extremely hot, go to the hospital. Then you may want a free legal consultation with a tort attorney. So call Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC. 24/7 we await your call at (213) 596-9642.