Preventing Burn Injuries

on April 1, 2014 by George Panagiotopoulos

george picBurn injuries can range from mild to severe and they occur in all age groups, but they are most commonly occur with children and the elderly. Although burns can be caused in several ways, the two most common are burns caused by scalding or from direct contact with fire.

In order to prevent burn injuries from fire, you should install and maintain smoke alarms in your home. It is important to regularly test them to ensure they are working properly. Your family should also have a fire escape plan, which includes identifying a meeting place outside the home. Finally, take steps to help ensure safe cooking practices. This is especially important with children and senior citizens. Whether it involves supervision or creating a checklist that covers all the steps to verify everything is properly turned off, it is worth the effort.

To prevent injuries from scalding liquids or steam, you should set your water heater thermostat to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. This helps ensure that a child or senior citizen who cannot get out of water that is too hot does not get scalding burns.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of burn injuries resulting from another party’s negligence, call Slater, Tenaglia, Fritz & Hunt for help in recovering for your damages.

When another partys negligence has caused an injury to you, it is important to understand your legal options. Whether you have been in an auto accident, slip and fall, hurt by a product, or other type of accident, Slater, Tenaglia, Fritz & Hunt can help. For your convenience, we have office locations in New Jersey and New York. To schedule your appointment and free consultation, call us at (201) 820-6001 in New Jersey or (212) 692-0200 in New York. We can also be found on the Internet, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Youtube. And remember, we handle all of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay our fees unless we recover for you. Like us on Facebook.