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All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.

What are common causes of burn injuries?

Generally, burn injury causes can be categorized as follows: Thermal, Chemical, Electrical and Radiation.

Generally, burn injury causes can be categorized as follows:

  • Thermal – Direct exposure to heat
  • Chemical – Direct exposure to chemicals
  • Electric – Direct exposure to electrical current
  • Radiation – Direct or prolonged exposure to sources of radiation

While the causes of burns in personal injury cases can vary, those involving negligence typically include:

  • Defective products/devices
  • Vehicular accidents (especially car or truck accidents)
  • House fires
  • Faulty electrical wiring/equipment
  • Workplace accidents involving explosions or the release of chemicals
  • Accidental release of scalding liquids
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