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Denver Scalding Burn Injury Attorney

Burns from scalding hot water can happen quickly and cause serious skin damage, particularly among children and the elderly. If you or your loved one has suffered a hot water or scalding burn through someone else’s negligence, then contact The Fang Law Firm today. Our Denver burn injury attorneys are dedicated advocates for injured people.

Why Choose Us?

  • We believe in hands-on case management at The Fang Law Firm.
  • Instead of delegating to legal assistants and paralegals, our Denver injury attorneys handle all our cases directly, giving you our undivided attention.
  • We maintain a direct, open line of communication with our clients, so you are free to raise questions or concerns any time of the day, and we promise to return your phone calls within 24 hours.
  • Our experienced Denver scalding burn injury lawyers individually-tailor each case to suit our client’s needs.

What Is Scalding?

As stated by the Burn Foundation, more than 500,000 scalding burns occur every year in the U.S. Scalds are the number one cause of burn injury among children under the age of four and the second most common cause of burns in the U.S. Unlike burns that are caused by dry heat from a fire or hot object, scalds are caused by something wet, such as hot water or steam.

Hot water scalding can cause pain and skin damage from moist heat or vapors. It destroys tissues and cells and may cause the victim to go into shock. In the most serious cases, this type of burn can be life-threatening.

Types of Hot Water and Scalding Burns

There are four categories of hot water and scalding burns, based on the degree of skin damage:

  • Superficial epidermal: Affecting only the epidermis (outer layer of skin), this type of burn may cause pain, redness, and swelling.
  • Superficial dermal: Scalding reaches the dermis (second layer of skin), affecting blood vessels, nerve endings, and hair follicles. Symptoms may include pain and mild blistering, and the skin may be pale pink.
  • Deep dermal/partial-thickness: The first two layers of skin (epidermis and dermis) are damaged with this type of burn. The skin will turn red, with or without moisture. The burn will be either painless or extremely painful. There may be blistering and swelling.
  • Full thickness: Affecting all three layers of skin (epidermis, dermis, and subcutis), this is the most serious degree of scalding. It is categorized as a third-degree burn and requires immediate medical attention. The skin will be burned away, and the tissues may then blacken. Skin texture may change from smooth to either waxy or leathery after a full thickness burn.

Who Is Liable?

Liability for hot water and scalding burns depends on what caused the burn and the circumstances surrounding the accident. If you were burned by scalding hot water in an apartment, hotel, gym, or property controlled by someone else, you may have a claim for damages against the property owner. Our experienced Denver scalding burn injury lawyers can investigate your accident, collect and preserve evidence, determine liability, and pursue a claim for compensation on your behalf.

Contact Us Today

Our Denver scalding burn injury attorneys at The Fang Law Firm in Denver are dedicated to protecting your rights, holding responsible parties accountable, and subsequently recovering compensation for our injured clients. Contact us today if you have suffered hot water or scalding burns through the negligence of another.