Have you or a loved one been injured due to a steam burn?
Contact the Dallas burn injury attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm today for a free consultation at 1-877-405-4313. We can explain your options, and are happy to help handle your claim on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Burns from steam coming into contact with one’s skin usually result in serious scald injuries, which (according to the CDC) account for anywhere between 33-58% of all hospitalized burn patients. Steam burns can occur in many settings, but are often a direct result of unsafe working conditions, product liability, or simple negligence.
While very young children are often more-prone to minor household steam burn injuries due to their slow reaction time and/or poor understanding of the inherent danger, if another person’s actions or negligence led to your injuries, you may very well have a valid personal injury claim on your hands.
Over 500,000 burns related to hot liquid or steam occur every year in the U.S.
According to the Burn Foundation, an estimated half million scald injuries occur the U.S. every single year. Those who work in restaurants, factories, plants, and refineries are often most at-risk of suffering catastrophic steam burns, and are often put in harms way simply because the employer failed to take adequate safety precautions.
The temperature of the steam and length of exposure both affect the severity of a burn injury. While first-degree burns generally only result in mild pain and reddening of the epidermis, a second- or third-degree burn can lead to infections, result in disfiguring scars, and leave the victim with permanent nerve damage.
Not only do you have every right to seek compensation for your medical bills and treatment, you also deserve to be compensated for other related damages such as lost income, pain and suffering, disfiguring injuries, loss of function, and even potentially the income you would have been able to earn until retirement if you’re unable to return to work (diminished earning capacity).
Liability for steam burn injuries.
While many types of steam burns are primarily caused by the victim’s own negligence, there may be factors at play that you’re not considering. Could this injury have been caused by a defective or malfunctioning piece of machinery? Were critical safety features removed, disabled or ignored? Were you fully trained by your supervisors on how to safely operate the equipment? Were lockout-tagout procedures followed to a T?
Even if you’re unsure of the answers to these questions, it’s recommended that you at least call a personal injury attorney (who offers free consultations) to discuss the facts of your case and your options moving forward. An attorney may be able to uncover facts that were not relayed to you (such as an investigative report which may detail what exactly led to the accident), and unlike most other involved parties, your attorney is looking out for YOUR best interests.
Our Dallas burn injury attorneys only take cases on contingency, meaning we never charge you a penny to handle your case. We only earn a fee if and when we put money in your pocket. This type of fee agreement is beneficial for a few reasons:
- You never risk your own money to pursue your claim. If for some reason we’re unable to win your case, you walk away without owing us a penny.
- You’re never given a bill for the time we put into your case, meaning you never have to worry that we’re dragging our feet or needlessly delaying your case.
- Your goals are aligned with your lawyer’s goals; to recover every penny you’re owed, and to do so as efficiently and quickly as reasonably possible.
In these kinds of cases, time is of the essence. Every day that goes by, you run the risk of losing evidence that may be vital to your case. It is important to get in touch with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to learn your options and protect your interests. Call us today at 1-877-405-4313 (toll-free) for a free consultation. Let us handle your claim from beginning to end, while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Speak With Our Dallas Burn Injury Lawyers For Free
The attorneys at Rasansky Law Firm are happy to speak to you about your potential case free of charge. If we can help with your claim, we’ll do so for no out-of-pocket cost to you. Call us 24/7 at (214) 651-6100, or toll-free at 1-877-405-4313.