Burn Injuries

Car Accident Burns Can Be Life Threatening

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Any time there is a motor vehicle accident, there is a possibility that the fuel tank may explode or a cracked fuel tank will leak, resulting in a fire. A car accident fire is often started due to a hot engine, spark, or exhaust pipe igniting gas that has leaked from the fuel tank. Many automobile accidents occur as a result of a reckless, careless, or distracted driver. In some instances, a driver may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time the crash occurs. According to the National Fire Protection Association, between the years 2007 and 2011, U.S.

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Burn Injuries in the Workplace

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Work-related burns are a leading cause of occupational injuries in the United States. As many as 20 to 30 percent of all burn-related hospitalizations are due to workplace injuries, according to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Those who suffer from on-the-job burn injuries can be subjected to serious, debilitating effects.

 

Types of Workplace Burn Injuries

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Recovering Compensation for Burn Injuries

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Burn injuries are a serious matter that can cause devastating effects such as long-term health issues, disfigurement and even death.  According to the American Burn Association, each year 3,400 individuals die due to burn injuries.  The majority of these deaths occur due to residential fires.  Other causes included motor vehicle accidents, flames, smoke inhalation, scalding and electrocution.  The American Burn Association has also estimated that while 44% of admissions to burn centers result from fire or flame burns, wet or moist heat is also a risk factor causing 33% of injuries. 

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Fire Rages through Bronx Neighborhood Engulfing Three Homes

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On the afternoon of July 30, 2014, a fast-moving fire ripped through the Wakefield section of the Bronx, spreading from one residence and then to two others next door.

Neighbors first called 911 around 1:55 p.m. when they noticed white smoke coming from a nearby house in. Multiple people were seen escaping from the enflamed residences, including several children. An elderly woman was heroically assisted by neighbors as they were able to escort her away from her engulfed home.

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Burn Injuries

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Burn injuries are among some of the most painful and debilitating conditions an individual can suffer from, and unfortunately are much more frequent than the general population realizes. As a consequence of the gruesome injuries and the emotional and financial toll such injuries can create on a victim, it is imperative that victims of burn injuries are given adequate medical care, given access to the newest treatments, and most importantly, are given the opportunity to ensure any negligent parties responsible for their injuries are held responsible.

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