Over 2 million burn injuries occur in the United States every year. These injuries result in around 3,500 deaths per year, making burn injuries one of the most common causes of accidental deaths. The American Burn Association states that roughly 450,000 patients receive hospital and emergency room treatment for burns each year. This statistic does not account for burn injuries treated in hospital clinics, private medical offices, or community health centers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, burns and fires are the 3rd leading cause of death in the home. In 2014, a fire-related death occurred every 169 minutes. A fire injury occurred every 30 minutes. Many are the result of another’s negligent behavior. Contact America Law Center today to learn how it can help.
While most people imagine flames when they think of burns, many burns are caused by liquids and chemicals. Injuries resulting from burn accidents may include first, second or third degree burns, as well as inhalation injuries caused by smoke or chemical vapors. Frequent causes of burn accidents include:
Burns can be some of the most expensive injuries to treat and may require a multitude of reconstructive surgeries to erase the disfigurement caused by the accident, as well as psychological therapy to deal with lasting damage. Victims of burn injuries deserve compensation for their pain, emotional distress, therapy, medical expenses, scarring, loss of wages and more.
If you or a loved one has been injured, disfigured or killed in a burn accident due to someone else’s fault, contact America Law Center today to discuss your case.
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