Hot Liquid Burn Injury

Top Rated Hot Liquid Burn Injury Attorneys In Buffalo, New York

Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Distinguished Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and His Elite Team of Lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Fight to Obtain the Best Result for Hot Liquid Burn Injury Victims in Buffalo, New York.

Coffe capWhen heated to high enough temperatures, all liquids, from your morning cup of coffee to hot shower water, can cause serious burn injuries. A hot liquid burn, also known as scalding, is a burn injury to the skin caused by contact with hot liquid, vapors, or moist heat. In severe cases, hot liquid burn victims can suffer third-degree burns, which result in extensive tissue damage and excruciating pain. According to the Burn Foundation, over 500,000 hot liquid burns occur throughout the country each year. Children under 5 years old, as well as elderly adults over 65 years old, have the highest risk of suffering these types of burns.

Due to the increased risk of infection, hot liquid burns must be treated immediately. Scalding burn injuries can vary considerably from slight discomfort to life-threatening trauma. Victims of hot liquid burns may be forced to bear long and painful recoveries, often requiring extensive medical treatments, such as skin grafts, to recover. Instead of being able to work, victims may be bedridden for days or even weeks. Hospital bills can begin piling up, especially when the victim is no longer getting paid. Additionally, the permanent scarring and disfigurement caused by hot liquid burns can radically change a victim’s appearance. Severe emotional and psychological trauma is often associated with even slight alterations. It is not surprising that burn victims regularly find themselves in tough physical, mental, and financial shape. Pursuing a personal injury lawsuit against those responsible may be the only way to start recovering and get back on your feet again.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. founded the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005 with a mission to provide the highest level of personal injury service to victims. Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has exclusively handled serious personal injury cases, including numerous burn injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested team of attorneys in Buffalo, New York, recognizes the physical and emotional trauma suffered by victims of hot liquid burns. We aim to help ease your legal burdens so that you can concentrate more on recovery. Our seasoned team will fight to obtain unsurpassed results for your liquid burn injury and all related damages. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate his clients for their injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s elite team is here to support you through this hard time and will treat you with the respect and consideration that you deserve. Call us today at 716-839-3939. There is never a fee unless we WIN for you!

Common Causes Of Hot Liquid Burns

Liquids heated to 133 degrees Fahrenheit can cause third-degree burns within roughly 15 seconds, while liquids at 156 degrees can result in those same burns in just one second. Since oil is capable of reaching higher temperatures in its liquid state and tends to stick to the skin, burns caused by hot oils are typically much more severe than burns from other liquids. Scalding burns can occur anytime hot liquid or steam comes into contact with a victim’s skin. Accidental spills and mists of liquids, such as chemicals, boiling water, liquid tar, hot beverages, radiator fluid, and grease, can all result in burn injuries. As a result, many employees at restaurants, construction sites, auto shops, and factories who work near hot liquids suffer burns. Common causes of such hot liquid burns include the following:

  1. Carrying containers full of hot liquids;
  2. Auto mechanics getting burned by leaking fluids;
  3. Slipping or tripping while carrying hot liquids;
  4. Servers carrying or pouring pots of coffee or tea;
  5. Employees at manufacturing plants processing hot fluids;
  6. Restaurant workers suffering hot oil burns from deep fryers;
  7. Steam produced by microwaves, which can easily reach 200 degrees; and
  8. Water and steam rapidly discharged from pressure cookers.



Preventing Hot Liquid Burns

Liquid burn injuries frequently happen when people are under a lot of stress, upset, distracted, or in a hurry. Some simple ways to reduce the risk of hot liquid burns include:

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  1. Cooking and heating liquids at the lowest possible safe temperatures;
  2. Allowing hot drinks to cool to suitable temperatures before consuming or giving them to others;
  3. Never microwaving liquids longer than necessary;
  4. Keep young children away from all stoves, coffee makers, and hot liquids;
  5. Waiting for the steam to clear before pulling foods and drinks out of microwaves;
  6. Avoid filling pots or pans with too much water or cooking oil;
  7. Never play with or carry children while holding hot liquids; and
  8. Carefully take pots and pans with hot liquids off of the stove so that you do not spill the contents.

Personal injury claims involving liquid burn injuries can be complex. A seasoned burn injury attorney will investigate the specific circumstances regarding your claim and identify all the potential parties whose negligence or recklessness contributed to your mishap. Both businesses, such as restaurants and coffee shops, and other parties, are legally obligated to take reasonable safety precautions to avoid hot liquid burns. In cases where liquids were excessively hot, sufficient warning labels were missing, or a hot liquid was improperly stored, responsible parties can be held accountable. For instance, a nursing home resident who was severely burned by scorching hot tea, served in a flimsy paper cup, may be entitled to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the nursing home.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., honored with a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating, is here to hold those irresponsible and negligent individuals liable for all of your injuries. Our elite team of personal injury attorneys will evaluate your hot liquid burn injury and discuss the possibility of filing a claim. You may be entitled to monetary compensation for your lost time from work, reduced future earning capacity past and future medical bills, permanent disfigurement, loss of enjoyment, and pain and suffering. The best of the best lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. work on contingency-fee-basis, meaning our legal fees depend on the compensation we obtain for you. Our battle-tested team will only seek a fee after your case is successfully settled or tried. We are disciplined, dedicated, and determined to get you the best possible result after your liquid burn injury in Buffalo, New York, throughout New York State, and beyond. Call us today for your free consultation. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week by calling 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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