Steam injuries can affect not just the exterior of the body, causing burns, but can also have pulmonary effects associated with inhalation. Also known as thermal burning or scalding, these painful burns deliver a powerful blast of heat (steam is water heated beyond boiling, and a simple home pressure cooker can produce steam reaching well above 250 degrees Fahrenheit). Blisters, peeling, or severe skin burning are common, and in the worst cases, the pressure associated with a steam explosion can produce shrapnel that results in serious injury, disability, or even death.
Steam injuries can occur anywhere, from the home to commercial kitchens and manufacturing or transportation facilities. While the resulting burns may not char, they can produce effects every bit as devastating as burns from fire. If you or a family member has sustained a steam injury, the NJ Burn Accident Lawyers at Gill & Chamas can help you fight for legal compensation for your suffering.
What to Do in a Steam Accident
The challenge with steam injuries is that the source of danger is often invisible until it is encountered. If you or a loved one has been injured by steam:
- Attempt to stay calm and assess the burn’s severity
- Seek the help of a medical professional
- Retain a NJ Burn Accident Attorney for assistance
Fight Back with Your NJ Steam Injury Legal Team
Especially if a steam burn is associated with equipment malfunction or unsafe working conditions, you may be entitled to damages. Our NJ Burn Injury Lawyers understand the complexity of these cases, and use precise understanding of the law to help our clients argue their rights in court. The best proof of our dedication: a track record of successful settlements more than three decades long, ranging into the millions. Contact us to learn more before calling your insurance company and understand your rights.
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