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Scald Burns

Scald Burn Injury

Scald burns are common and can be very serious in nature. Walker & Morgan burn injury attorneys provide competent and trustworthy legal services and will advise you on every aspect of your case.

Definition of Scald Burns

Scald burns are thermal burns that occur when very hot liquids come into contact with or are splashed on the skin. Hot water, coffee, tea, soup, and steam are all hot enough to cause a serious scald burn injury. Liquid with a temperature of 140 degrees can cause a third degree burn within five seconds. Kirk Morgan and Billy Walker, our South Carolina burn injury attorneys, are experienced in dealing with cases involving severe scald burns.

Causes of Scald Burns

Scald burns are the most common burn injury to children under four years old. These injuries may occur when parents or caregivers are in a hurry or distracted and do not take appropriate preventive measures. Most scald burns occur in the kitchen, such as from microwave steam or hot liquids being pulled off a stove. A scald burn injury can also occur when a hot water heater is set too high by a landlord or another person. Hot water heaters should be set at 120 degrees maximum, but many hot waters heaters are set at 140 degrees or more.

If you or a loved one has received a scald burn due to someone else’s negligence, please contact our South Carolina burn injury attorneys.

Disclaimer: The above is a list of some recent settlements and verdicts the law firm has obtained. This list should not be considered by you as a representation that the same results can be obtained in your case nor as a guarantee of a specific result for your case. Every case is different and must be evaluated on its own merit. Results vary depending on the specific facts of legal circumstances of each person’s case.


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Types of Burns

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Degrees of Burns

First , second , and third degree burns

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Burn Injuries

There are many types of burn injuries

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Scald Burn Injury

Caused when very hot liquids come into contact with skin

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Electrical Burns

Electricity can burn the skin and is capable of causing internal damage

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Chemical Burns

Caused when a strong acid or base comes into direct contact with skin

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Car/Boating Accidents

Thermal burns can occur if the car catches fire or explodes

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Gas Explosions

Caused when a gas leak combines with an ignition source

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Worker’s Compensation

If you've been burned on the job, you may need legal guidance

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E-Cigarette Burns

Can be caused by defective batteries or overheated vapor

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