About Scalding Injuries
Hot water scalding is the second most common cause of burn injuries throughout all age groups. Scalding is considered a second-degree burn and can cause severe scarring and results in a very slow healing time. Every year approximately 112,000 victims are treated for scalding; six percent of those require hospitalization. Scalding can be the result of water temperatures being set above 120 degrees Fahrenheit; a common occurrence in industrial settings. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn from hot water or hot liquid scalding, please contact GJEL today for a free consultation.
Scalding can also occur from a gas, flammable material or any other liquid. The severity of a scalding burn can depend on the time the liquid is exposed to the body, the temperature of the liquid and the composition of the liquid. There are also some cases where hot steam can cause scalding burns.
Some common forms of scalding include:
- Hot beverages from restaurants
- Steam from cooked or microwave foods
- Chemical scalding from industrial materials or chemicals
If you or a loved one has been injured from a scalding burn, please contact one of our expert San Jose burn injury attorneys for a free consultation on your case. If you believe someone else is at fault for your injury, let us help you. The guilty party should be made responsible for their negligence and its effects on you. Burns can cause life altering effects or disabilities and you should not be alone. Contact Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis and Larsen today.