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Childhood Burn Injury Causes and Statistics

Childhood Burn Injury Causes and StatisticsDid your child suffer burn injuries as a result of the negligent actions of someone who was supposed to be caring for your child? If your child suffered burn injuries, you might have many questions – including questions regarding your right to file a lawsuit and recover compensation for the harm that you suffered. If you would like to learn more about child burn injuries, their common causes, and your right to sue, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience. The experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with all the information that you need to begin or continue your childhood burn injury claim against the party liable for your child’s harm. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm dedicated to representing all victims of personal injury accidents. If you would like to learn more about your right to sue and receive compensation after your child suffered burn injuries, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our experts are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to start or continue your claim. If you are ready to discuss your claim with our experts, contact our firm today and request to speak with our childhood burn injuries today.

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Important Statistics Regarding Child Burn Injuries

According to statistics on the global level, burns are the fifth most common cause of injuries to children. Burns are also ranked eleventh in the top causes of deadly injuries to children up to the age of 9 years old. These statistics also show that children living in low or middle income countries have a higher risk of suffering burn injuries. These are global statistics; are there any statistics that are applicable only to the United States? According to date from the CDC, U.S. children between the ages of 0 to 9 suffered more than 78,000 non-fatal injuries in just one year. Although it is unfortunate, the statistics regarding childhood burn injuries are alarming. Whether we like it or not, childhood burns are leading causes of injuries and fatalities in our children.

What are the Common Causes of Childhood Burn Injuries?

We quickly went over some of the statistics surrounding childhood burn injuries, but why do these injuries continue to happen? Consider some of the most common reasons behind childhood injuries, listed below:
  • Exposure to hot liquids (tap water, bath water, steam, food, or beverages, for example)
  • Exposure to hot kitchen appliances (ovens or ranges)
  • Exposure to heating (fireplaces, outdoor fires, space heaters, radiators, for example)
  • Exposure to styling tools (curling irons, hair straightening tools, and hair dryers, for example)
  • Exposure to heating pads or electric blankets
  • Exposure to clothes irons or steam irons
  • Exposure to dangerous chemicals (such as bleach, toilet cleaners, oven cleaners, pool-cleaning chemicals, and ammonia, for example)
  • Exposure to electrical cords
  • Exposure to defective products with fire or burn hazard
    • As you can see, there are many reasons behind childhood burn injuries. If your child suffered burn injuries, you might have grounds to take legal action. Depending on the details of the child injury claim, you might even be eligible to recover compensation for the claim. For more information about the common causes of childhood burn injuries, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our childhood burn injury attorneys are ready to provide you with all the information that you need regarding your claim.

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      What are the Different Burn Categories?

      The most common types of burn injury categories range from first-degree to fourth-degree burns. Consider the following points:
      • First-degree burns – these burns are considered to be minor. First-degree burns consist of minor reddening on the skin, like sunburn.
      • Second-degree burns – these burns affect the top layer of the skin. Second-degree burns are usually associated with redness, blistering, and severe pain.
      • Third-degree burns – these burns destroy both the top and middle layers of the skin. These burns usually also destroy tissue and nerves. Third-degree burns are usually painless because they affect so many layers of the skin.
      • Fourth-degree burns – these burns go down to muscle and even bone tissue; these burns are some of the most severe burns that victims could suffer.
      As you can see, there are many types of burns that could be suffered. If your child suffered any of the burns listed above, you might have grounds to take action against the party liable for your child’s harm. If you would like to learn more about these burns and your right to pursue a claim, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our experts will provide you with the information that you need to better understand the different types of burns that are common in childhood burn incidents.

      Understanding Liability for Child Burn Injuries

      Liability for these incidents revolves around negligence. Parties have a duty to take care of a child and ensure that the child is safe while he or she is under the parties’ care. When a party breaching his or her duty of care and the child suffers an accident that results in harm in the form of burn injuries, the party can likely be found liable. Who could be liable for the harm that your child suffers? Babysitters, teachers, neighbors, family members, daycare workers, and any other party that agrees to care for your child owes your child a duty of care. If your child is harmed while under this person’s care, you might have grounds to take legal action against them. In many cases, the harm suffered by children is caused by defective products. In these cases, the company might carry liability. Products that are intended for children use, for example, must go through rigorous levels of evaluation and testing to ensure that they do not pose a risk to children. When companies fail to identify or address hazards prior to making a product available to consumers, they could be held accountable for the harm resulting from their defective products. If you would like to learn more about establishing liability for child burn injuries, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.

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      As parents, we never expect our children to suffer burn injuries. We try to do our very best to make sure our homes are free of hazards and safe for our children. However, one way or another, children suffer burn injuries, which can change their lives forever. As parents, our main goal is to protect our children. Unfortunately, accidents happen and innocent children can get hurt. What can you do if your child gets hurt? What are your options? Do you have grounds to pursue legal action against the party liable for the harm that your child suffered? Without a doubt, you likely have grounds to pursue a burn injury claim if your child suffered burn injuries due to the negligent actions of a party. If you would like to learn more about your right to sue and receive compensation for the burn injuries that your child suffered, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. Our expert attorneys are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the assistance that you need to reach a successful outcome against the party that negligently caused your child’s injuries. If you would like to speak with our lawyers, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today. When you contact our law firm, you will have access to our free legal services. Our firm offers both free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our experts will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you need to pursue your claim against the party that caused your child’s burn injuries. Whether you are interested in beginning a burn injury claim or continuing your claim after it was negatively affected by an incompetent attorney, you can trust the child burn injury lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group. If you want to schedule a free consultation or a free second opinion, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible. Our experts are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. Our free consultations and free second opinions are available as part of our Zero-Fee guarantee. Our guarantee ensures that our clients will never be required to pay for any upfront legal fees. Our firm is also strictly based on a contingency structure; therefore, our clients will never be expected to pay any legal expenses until after their claims reach successful outcomes. If your claim is not successful, you will not be required to pay any legal expenses. If you would like to discuss your claim with our childhood burn injury lawyers, contact our law firm today.
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