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NEW JERSEY PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS CITE ALARMING STATISTICS FOR CHILD BURN VICTIMS

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is calling attention to a problem which shows no signs of slowing – childhood burns. According to the agency’s National Action Plan (NAP) for Child Injury Prevention, burns fatally injure two children each day and leave an additional 300 children seeking emergency medical treatment. New Jersey burn injury lawyersnote that the most frequent victims are often the youngest.

Children can suffer burns in any number of ways but certain situations require an abundance of caution. Children should never be left alone when an oven or cooktop is in use. To reduce the likelihood of a cooking-related burn, adults should use back burners first and turn the handles of pots and pans towards the back of a stove where small hands cannot reach. Scald-type burns are the leading cause of burns for children under the age of three, according to the CDC.

Moreover, it is important to realize that scalding can take place beyond the kitchen. Homeowners must take steps to ensure that their hot water heater is limited to reaching temperatures of no greater than 120-degrees Fahrenheit. That temperature is also the benchmark for national plumbing standards for new construction and residential units. Plumbers in such structures must also install other anti-scald devices to keep residents safe. Failure to do so may give rise to a personal injury claim.

Other sources of burns include irons, hot steam vaporizers and space heaters. The most serious, life-threatening burns are caused by exposure to fire, however. Install a safety gate around a fireplace or kerosene heater and always keep candles, lighters and matches out of the reach of children according to the CDC. Make sure all fire alarms are in good, working order and teach children the safest way out of a burning home.

NEW JERSEY BURN INJURY LAWYERS AT EICHEN CRUTCHLOW ZASLOW & MCELROY REPRESENT CHILDHOOD BURN VICTIMS

Burns are exceedingly painful and take a prolonged time to heal. To that end, the CDC reports that the average cost of medical treatment for childhood burns is $14,498 per case. If your child has suffered a burn due to the negligence of another, contact New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow & McElroy today. We will aggressively pursue compensation on behalf of your child, including the recovery of actual and compensatory damages. Call 732-777-0100 or fill out our online form today to schedule a consultation at our offices in Red Bank, Edison or Toms River, New Jersey, where we proudly represent personal injury clients throughout the surrounding areas.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is calling attention to a problem which shows no signs of slowing – childhood burns. According to the agency’s National Action Plan (NAP) for Child Injury Prevention, burns fatally injure two children each day and leave an additional 300 children seeking emergency medical treatment. New Jersey burn injury lawyersnote that the most frequent victims are often the youngest.

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