Three Types Of Burns That May Be Cause For A Lawsuit

Getting burned, physically burned, is never any fun. Slight burns, such as a drop of hot grease, or touching a hot iron for a split second, is painful enough. What happens when you receive a much larger burn, and it was not your fault? Burns happen every day that are the result of various products, and you have to decide if you want to pursue a lawsuit with them. Here are three types of burns caused by products, and why the burns you receive may be cause for a burn injury lawsuit:

Chemical Burns

Chemical burns come from working in an industrial plant, such as a paper mill. They also come from products that are meant for a specific purpose. Hair dyes, hair relaxers, facial exfoliants, and depilation creams for hair removal, as well as hot wax, are all examples of products that can create chemical burns. If you experience these burns as the result of someone else's negligence, then you should consult a burn injury attorney right away.

Electrical Burns

Electrical burns are the result of electrical products, such as headphones and toasters. They may short out when touched by moisture, such as water or some other drink, that accidentally gets dumped on them, or by falling into a wet area, such as a tub. Frayed cords can also cause electrical burns when you touch the exposed, frayed wires. These burns occur when there is a product malfunction or the product has defects in its construction. If that is the case, you can attempt to sue the manufacturer for compensation for your medical bills and time lost from work, if applicable.

Hot Liquid Burns

How often do you hear the story of someone receiving a hot cup of coffee from a drive-thru and then he/she burns his/her mouth? Worse yet, the coffee gets spilled on various parts of his/her body and first or second-degree burns result? Hot liquid burns are another leading cause of burn injuries. As such, many fast food restaurants are now no longer able to make their hot drinks hotter than about one hundred ten to one hundred thirty degrees.

If you are still the recipient of an unusually hot liquid burn that results in second or third-degree burn areas, you need to speak to a law office like Salley Law Firm PA. The new requirements for hot foods and hot liquids are expected to abide by the latest consumer protection laws. If those laws are broken and you are burned, you have a right to sue.