Causes of Burn Injuries in West Virginia

Burn injuries have a practically limitless number and variety of causes. Burns are injuries to the skin and skin tissue, lungs and other body parts caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, explosion, fire and gas, to name a few. Other actual causes of burn injuries include:

  • Building fires
  • Chemical burns
  • Defective products
  • Electrical accidents
  • Fires/flames
  • Household fires
  • Flammable materials, including clothing
  • Flammable liquids
  • Fume ignitions
  • Gas explosions
  • Gasoline
  • Industrial accidents
  • Motor vehicle fires
  • Radiation burns
  • Scalding from hot liquid spills
  • Smoke
  • Water heater explosions and fires

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Causes of Burn Injuries

Burn injury causes, as noted above, vary greatly:

  • Chemical burns: may take time to manifest; deep tissue damage may develop over time.
  • Defective product burns: product liability action may be available against the manufacturer and others in the distribution chain if victim can prove the inherent defect and danger to consumer
  • Electrical burn: faulty home wiring cause thousands of fires each year, hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries
  • Fume ignitions: propane heater explosions are common
  • Gas explosions: the great majority of all fire deaths occurred in homes
  • Scalding hot liquids: occur in the home, particularly among toddlers and elderly
  • Household fires: the most common cause of household fires is smoking. Lack of smoke alarms contribute to the problem
  • Industrial accidents: explosions, chemical spills, and construction accidents are among the top reasons for industrial fires
  • Motor vehicle fires: a vehicle is involved in 20% of all fires
  • Smoke and heat inhalation: smoke or toxic gas inhalation, not burns, cause the great majority of injuries and deaths from fires

Free Case Evaluation with West a Virginia Burn Injuries Lawyer

If you received a burn injury due to the negligent actions of another individual, corporation or entity, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages. The Charleston personal injury attorneys at Tiano O’Dell, PLLC are recognized as West Virginia Super Lawyers and Top 100 Trial Lawyers. They have earned these distinctions because of their professionalism and their dedication to their clients. There are no legal fees unless they win your case. They are available to speak to you about your case in a complimentary consultation. To schedule your free case evaluation, contact Tiano O’Dell, PLLC at (304) 720-6700.

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