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Burn Injuries

Why You Should Hire a Burn Injury Lawyer

By | Burn Injuries

Burn injuries are some of the most serious injuries accident victims can suffer. Second- and third-degree can leave you with scars or soft tissue damage. They might also require skin grafting or amputation. Even relatively “minor” first-degree burns can develop complications if they become infected. To recover, you might spend…

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What are the Different Types of Burns?

By | Burn Injuries

There are many different types of burns. Every burn is characterized in two ways: its type, such as a chemical burn or a thermal burn, and its severity. A burn’s severity is classified by degree. Most people are familiar with the first three burn degrees and assume that third-degree burns…

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What to Do After an Explosion

By | Burn Injuries, Burn Safety

Explosions do not just happen in the movies. Although explosions are relatively rare in real life, they do happen. Explosions are extremely dangerous and if you are in the close vicinity of one, you can suffer many different types of injury. When energy accrues rapidly and releases, an explosion occurs….

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Burn Injuries from Defective Products

By | Burn Injuries

The headlines frequently include stories about the catastrophic injuries that victims suffer due to defective products and, unfortunately, horrific burns are among the most severe cases. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is tasked with protecting the public against unreasonable risks of injury and fatalities linked to defective products,…

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The Dangers of E-Cigarettes

By | Burn Injuries

For decades, the public has been aware of the significant health implications of smoking cigarettes, so consumers were thrilled when technology was able to offer an alternative through e-cigarettes. The U.S. Fire Administration defines an e-cigarette as a battery-operated device that emulates the sensation of smoking tobacco by producing a…

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Burns in the Workplace

By | Burn Injuries

Burn injuries remain an unfortunate threat in the workplace, as demonstrated by a National Institutes of Health report on the topic. The NIH collected statistics from a number of sources on job-related burns and found that: Fires and explosions in the workplace account for more than 5,000 every year; During…

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The Psychological Effects of Burn Injuries

By | Burn Injuries

Many people are aware that burns, including scald burns, are among the most painful, debilitating injuries a human can suffer. Not only are these wounds excruciating in the immediate aftermath of an accident, but the healing process can be agonizing. Scarring and disfigurement are common. However, the psychological effects of…

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Wood and Gas Stove Burns

By | Burn Injuries

It was not so long ago that every residence in the US centered around a wood stove, which provided the heat needed for the household’s warmth, cooking, cleaning, bathing, and doing laundry. These days, there are fewer wood and gas stoves in the home, but the dangers they present still…

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