Scald Burn Injuries

When a person is burned due to exposure to extremely hot liquids or gases, they may sustain a type of burn known as a scald. These burns are similar to other types, although scalds are particularly likely to cause extensive blistering. These burns are common when steam or a liquid is released as a result of an explosion, leaving people unable to avoid the sudden danger of extremely hot liquid or gas.

If your burn injuries were caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless actions, you may be able to pursue compensation for treatment costs and other damages as appropriate. For more information regarding your legal options in this situation, contact the scald burn injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900.

Scalding from an Explosion

Scald burns are relatively common in many explosions. If a building sustains substantial damage as a result of the explosion, liquid or gas may be heated up to dangerous temperatures and be released because of the explosion. Additionally, hot water lines or other sources of contained, extreme heat may be ruptured. The following are representative causes of scald burns:

  • Burst pipes
  • Water heater explosions
  • Industrial water tank leaks

In these situations, leaks or releases of water can easily cause a large amount of steam to erupt. This steam may jet out under high pressures, increasing the possibility of a severe burn even if a person is not directly next to the source of the leaking water.

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To hold the negligent party responsible for your scald burn accountable for the harm that you have sustained, you may wish to consider filing a civil lawsuit. Contact the scald burn injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 today.