Minneapolis Burn Injury Lawyer
Burn Injury Prevention
Thousands of people every year in the United States are treated for serious and potentially life-threatening burn injuries. In fact, burn injuries are one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States.
However, there are a number of easy safety tips that individuals and families can employ to remain burn free.
Any and all hot items, including food, baking equipment, or kitchen appliances, should be kept as far back on the counter as possible. This way, they are less likely to fall off the edge of the counter and spill. When hot items are left near the edge of the counter, it is also easier for a person to accidentally bump into them or touch them in some manner, resulting in a burn.
If you are carrying a hot object in the kitchen, like a pan or a pot, try to carry it over a counter top as much as possible. This way, should the contents spill out or if the hot pan itself falls, it will land on a counter top and not on you or someone else nearby.
Make sure that any and all electrical appliances (hair dryers, curling irons, straightening irons) are not only turned off when you leave the room, but unplugged as well. By unplugging an item, you can be 100% sure that the item is off and will cool down.
Additionally, when filling up a bathtub or taking a shower, begin by running the cold water and gradually adding hot water bit by bit until the water has reached the temperature you desire. This will help you prevent burns that result from testing water that is too hot.
Contact a Minnesota Burn Injury Attorney
If you or someone you know has suffered from a burn injury, contact the Minneapolis burn injury lawyers of TSR Injury Law today at (612) TSR-TIME to discuss your situation with a legal professional or submit our contact form.