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Kitchen Burn Injuries

Burn accidents continue to be one of the leading causes of preventable injury and death in the United States. In fact, studies have indicated that up to 50% of all burn injuries could be prevented. With education and a little extra caution, the number of serious burn injuries every year can hopefully decrease.

The kitchen is often thought of as being one of the most dangerous areas of a home due to the nature of the activities that take place there. By adhering to the following kitchen safety tips, you can hopefully protect yourself and your family from damaging burn injuries.

  • Leave all kitchen appliances as far back on the counter as possible. This prevents the possibility of them falling off the counter and injuring someone if the item itself or its contents are hot. Additionally, make sure that all appliances are turned off and unplugged when not in use to prevent overheating.
  • If you are carrying something hot through the kitchen, carry it over a countertop as much as possible. This way, should it drop or spill, it will not land on someone and cause a burn injury.
  • As much as possible, keep children out of the kitchen while you are preparing a meal. Children are naturally curious and may try to reach or touch something that they do not realize is extremely hot.
  • If you have children or pets, do not put a tablecloth on your table. Both children and animals can take hold of the loose ends of tablecloths and pull them off the table, spilling any hot items that were safely placed on the table.
  • Never hold a child while you are dealing with hot objects. There is a chance that some of the food items you are working with could splatter when brought to a boil and could injure your child.
  • Exercise caution and patience at all times. If you are not sure that an item is cool enough for you to touch or carry it, just wait a little longer.

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If you or someone you know has suffered from a burn accident or burn injury, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 to discuss your legal rights and options.

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6071 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
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