One of the leading causes of burn injuries is thermal burns. These thermic burns occur when the skin comes in contact with hot liquids, steam or hot surfaces. But they must have temperatures above 115 degrees.
Flash or flames can also result in sweltering, stinging injuries. And in some cases amputation, disfigurement or death is at the end of the damages spectrum.
So the damage caused by thermic conditions depends on the temperature of the liquid or surface. Also, it depends on the type and the amount of skin exposed. The pain and suffering severity scale can fluctuate from first degree, second degree or third degree burn injury.
Stifling burns like this occur both in the home and in the workplace. When this type of damage occurs anywhere due to a defective product, negligence can be involved.
What Are Some High Risk Industries for Thermal Burns?
There are some industries where the employee is more at risk to suffer a thermal burn injury. These include construction workers, roofers, factory workers and road workers. Workplace safety is important for employees. In fact, it is the best way to avoid suffering thermal burn injuries.
But even so, there are still employees that can suffer this type of injury. The hands are the most common place for thermal burn injuries to occur. But any part of the body can experience this kind of damage in varying degree.
First of all, it could be a first-degree burn. But don't forget second or third-degree burn injuries may also happen. Some people may find out later they were burned. Sometimes they just won't feel the pain right away.
How Do You Consult a Lawyer for Thermal Burns?
If you or a loved one has suffered a thermal burn injury at work you will need medical care. And even if it was at home, consult a burn injury lawyer. There may be a products defect case.
So when the cause of a thermal burn injury is the careless or reckless actions of another, this is negligence. It could be an entity or business. Whatever the type of defendant, they can be held responsible.
Ehline Law Firm can evaluate your case. Then we can explain your rights and your legal options. Consulting an experienced lawyer is crucial. This is someone with litigation skills and the resources to win.
Our experts investigate the incident. We do so to recover the compensation you deserve. Reach us at (213) 596-9642.