This month on our blog at The Gilbert Law Group® we are featuring tips and stories about burn awareness in recognition of burn awareness month. Being more aware of potential burn hazards and knowing what to do when you or your family member suffers a burn injury can help you minimize the risk of burns and react immediately when they happen.
The importance of burn safety awareness in your home is illustrated by these facts:
- For children under age 4 admitted to a hospital for burn injuries, almost 65 percent of them were scalded and 20 percent suffered contact burns.
- For children under age 14, product-related burns are commonly caused by curling irons, room heaters, ovens and stovetops, clothes irons, and fireworks.
- For children under age 12, nearly two-thirds of electrical burn injuries are due to household electrical cords or extension cords, and 14 percent of electrical injuries are related to incidents with wall outlets.
- On average since 1999, 496 children die each year because of burn-related injuries.
At The Gilbert Law Group®, we are dedicated to representing victims who have been seriously injured by burns. If your child has suffered a burn injury, call the experienced Denver burn injury attorneys at(303) 431-1111 today for your consultation.