Liability for Burn Injuries on Another Person’s Property
Property owners and managers are legally obligated to take certain steps to reduce the chances of a dangerous incident occurring that may leave someone on their property with a serious burn injury. Whether adhering to fire safety laws or taking extra care with the storage or handling of potentially hazardous chemicals, property owners should do what they can within reason to ensure that guests, employees, or residents are safe from undue harm. Failure to do so may lead to severe burn injuries for those individuals involved in the incident.
Premises Negligence and Burns
Whether from a fire, explosion, or some other hazard, a burn injury can seriously harm an affected individual. These injuries can severely damage skin tissue, create a substantial possibility for infection, and cause other health complications that may require immediate medical treatment. Any of the following acts of negligence could result in devastating burns:
- Fire-related burns due to a lack of clearly marked exits
- Fire-related burns due to a lack of a properly installed sprinkler system
- Fire-related burns due to a lack of functional fire alarms
- Contact burns due to a lack of clear warnings or indications for hot surfaces
- Electrical burns due to poorly encased wires
- Steam-related burns due to burst water pipes or boiler room explosions
- Chemical burns due to improperly stored or carried hazardous materials
Anyone injured because of these or other examples of negligence may be left with significant medical expenses as a result of their treatment needs.
If you or someone you love has sustained a burn injury on someone else’s property because of their negligent policies or conduct, there may be legal options available to pursue financial compensation for the costs associated with those injuries. To learn more about how we may be able to assist you through the process of filing a personal injury claim, contact an attorney from Stepleton Dugan, LLC, by calling 513-321-7733 today.