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Water Burns

Posted on June 4th, 2009 No Comments

One may think that a “water burn” is an oxymoron, but being scalded by hot water is one of the most common types of household injuries that occur – especially when it comes to infants and the elderly, who may have a limited ability to move. Even when water is not boiling, it can cause severe third degree burns within a manner of seconds.

If you or a loved one has been scalded by water, contact Cincinnati scald attorney Shawn M. Stepleton at 513-321-7733 to learn more about your legal options.

Scalding Risks and How to Avoid Them

Tap water can be heated to dangerously hot temperatures within a short amount of time. For most people, seeing steam is a telltale sign of water than may be too hot, but even without steam, water can still cause injury. There are numerous steps that can be taken to avoid injuries as a result of scalding, including:

Make sure all cooking surfaces are out of the reach of children, especially if you are boiling water

When cooking liquids in a covered container on a stove or microwave, handle with extreme care

Always test liquids for heat before serving them

Check the temperature of bath water before placing a child into it – if it seems even remotely uncomfortable, let it cool down

Turn down the temperature on your hot water heater

If a property owner fails to take these steps and you are scalded as a result, they may be held liable for your injuries.

Contact Us

If you or a loved one has been injured by hot water, contact Cincinnati scald attorney Shawn M. Stepleton at 513-321-7733 to schedule a free consultation.

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