Burn Injury Lawyer in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
We Handle Cases Involving Fires, Explosions and Other Accidents
Whether you’re injured at work, at home or during recreational activities, a burn can be one of the most painful and lasting injuries possible. Contact with fire is one way to sustain burn injuries, but scalding water and certain chemicals can also cause disfiguring damage. An industrial accident may result in an explosion, as might car accidents involving gasoline or trucks carrying flammable materials. Even operating common household equipment such as lawn mowers could lead to a burn injury.
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Severity of Burn Injuries Ranges from First to Fourth Degree
Burn injuries can range in severity, from first to fourth degree burns:
First degree – Less serious burns that may include minor pain and redness of the skin
Second degree – Burns causing blisters and superficial destruction of the dermis
Third degree – Burns that extend into deeper tissue, causing destruction of both the epidermis and the dermis
Fourth degree – Deep tissue burns that completely destroy the skin and sometimes damage muscle, fascia or bone
If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury because of a fire or explosion, you need a qualified lawyer to defend your rights. You may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, lost income earning potential, lost quality of life and pain and suffering. You deserve justice. Flager & Associates can help. Call (215) 953-5200 today. Your initial consultation is free. You don’t pay us unless you win.
Water Scalding Injury
Water scalding injuries are quite common, with tens of thousands of victims seeking treatment in emergency rooms every year. Someone may suffer a scalding burn through contact with hot liquid, food and beverages, or steam. Most scalding accidents occur at home in the kitchen and bathroom because of excessively hot water, but they can also occur in businesses such as restaurants. A water scalding injury can be as serious as a burn injury from contact with fire or from exposure to a chemical.
To reduce the risk of tap water scalding injuries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends lowering water temperatures to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. It would take 8 minutes of exposure to water heated to 120 degrees to sustain second degree burns, and 10 minutes to sustain third-degree burns.
Raising the water temperature can significantly affect the severity of the water scalding injury. For example, water heated to 150 degrees can cause third degree burns in just one second. At 130 degrees, it would take about 30 seconds to sustain comparable injuries.
Children under 5 years old and elderly people are most vulnerable to water scalding injuries. That’s because young children and older people have thinner skins. Small children also do not exercise the same degree of judgment as adults and may not be able to recognize the signs that tap water is too hot to touch. Likewise, some elderly people may have lost the ability to perceive those signs, or they may confuse the hold and cold water taps.
If you or a loved one has been injured by scalding water or other liquid, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, lost income earning potential, lost quality of life and pain and suffering. Flager & Associates, PC can provide the experienced legal help you deserve.
Chemical burns are painful and can cause permanent damage. An injury may result from contact with chemicals at the workplace or at home. A chemical burn, like a burn from a fire or scalding water, can cause permanent scarring. Chemical burns can also lead to blindness.
Depending on the type of chemical, direct contact may not be necessary. Injury could result from contact with fumes or gases.
Common substances in the workplace or at homes where children may reside may cause severe chemical burn damage to the skin, eyes, or the airway through inhalation. Irresponsible storage of these materials, improper cleanup after their use, or authorizing their use without proper warning of risks may be considered negligent acts if they lead to chemical burn injuries.
A few common chemicals in a workplace that may cause injuries include:
- Paint remover
- Cement mix
- Battery acid
It ‘s crucial that employees are educated about potentially dangerous chemicals that are kept or used in the workplace. Employers must make the employees aware of the steps needed to maintain a safe environment.
At Flager & Associates, PC, we are dedicated to providing clients who have sustained chemical burn injuries with exceptional legal counsel and guidance. When someone else’s negligence is responsible for your chemical burn injury, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, lost income earning potential, lost quality of life and pain and suffering.
If you have suffered a chemical burn injury in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, contact Flager & Associates, PC for the knowledgeable representation you need and the personal attention you deserve. Don’t let a chemical burn ruin your life. Take action.
Contact Flager & Associates, PC
Located in Bensalem (across from the Neshaminy Mall), with offices in Philadelphia and New Hope, our law firm proudly serves injury victims throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
One Northbrook Corporate Center
1210 Northbrook Drive
Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053
Phone: (215) 953-5200
Fax: (215) 953-5214
1500 JFK Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19102