If you require legal counsel and assistance in litigating a claim for damages resulting from a personal injury, contact the Powell Law Firm. Our decades of experience make it the clear and obvious choice for representation in personal injury matters in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas.
One of the first things we learn as toddlers is that fire and heat are dangerous. Burn injuries may be severe and life-threatening. Even a mild burn injury may be painful and have an inhibiting effect on everyday activities. Our homes contain many potential sources and threats of burn injuries, including the two most common types of burn injury, those caused by scalding or direct contact with fire.
A stove, oven, fireplace, space heater, coffee pot and any other home apparatus or appliance that generates or conducts heat may be the source of a burn injury. Microwave ovens may even be dangerous and the source of painful burn injuries. Touching a plate or bowl after it has been in a microwave for a few minutes may cause severe burns. Often, there is no warning sign that the device is extremely hot and a mere touch may be painful and injurious.
Many children are hurt by touching an active burner on a stove or by pulling a pot over on the stove. An August 2016 report indicated that thirteen fatalities and one injury associated with instability and tip over of stoves, ovens, and ranges were reported from 2000 to 2006, with the majority of the reported fatalities involving children under the age of 10.
While anyone may suffer a burn injury, children and the elderly are typically the most susceptible to burn injuries. Bath water at high temperatures may especially cause injury to these vulnerable age groups. 62% of the injuries associated with tipover injuries involved those above the age of 60 or below the age of 18.
Our decades of experience make it the clear and obvious choice for representation in personal injury matters in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and surrounding areas. Contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777 or visit us online. The consultation is FREE and you don’t pay unless we win!