Burn injuries can cause significant skin and tissue damage. You may be
kept in the hospital for days or weeks as you recover. Complications for
serious burns can include skin infections, low body temperature and low
According to the American Burn Association, the most common causes of burn
- Fires or flames – 44% of burns were caused by flames in 2010.
- Scalding – 33% of burn victims suffered injury from hot liquids such
as steam, bath water, and coffee.
- Thermal burns – 9% of burns occurred due to contact with hot objects
such as irons, stove tops or ovens.
- Electrical – 4% of burn injuries were caused by contact with electricity.
Chemical – 3% of burn accidents were due to
- Miscellaneous – 7% of burns occurred from a variety of sources including
the sun, fireworks and firecrackers.
As we approach the summer months, everyone needs to be particularly cautious
about burn injuries. Activities such as grilling, lighting campfires and
shooting off fireworks on the Fourth of July can all be dangerous if you
aren’t careful. Watch your children closely whenever you’re
around potentially dangerous objects such as grills or campfire. Don’t
allow children to handle fireworks.
Even with all the precautions in place, however, burn injuries can still
happen. If you’ve suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s
contact the Kyle Law Firm today.