Though we do all that we can to protect ourselves, many people will experience a burn injury at some point in their life, and although burn injuries commonly range in severity, they are often occur in domestic spaces. As such, it is important to know which features in your residence are likely to cause fires in order to protect yourself from burns and other physical complications. Ensuring that you have taken all of the necessary precautions regarding turning off kitchen and bathroom appliances can help protect you from the repercussions of such injuries.
Avoiding Burns around the House
The following tips can help you avoid serious burns:
- Use oven mitts and hand protectors when grabbing hot utensils or food
- Practice caution when opening a container of hot food
- Turn off the stove and oven after use
- Become comfortable with using lighters and matches
- Unplug appliances when not using them to prevent overheating
- Use a laptop cooling pad to prevent overheating
Though these tips may seem simple, they can help you avoid undue physical pain caused by burns. If you have suffered from a burn that was caused by someone else’s recklessness, you should not be held responsible for covering the costs related to your injuries. Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation, and an attorney can help you evaluate your legal options.
Contact a Tennessee Burn Injury Lawyer
Our Tennessee burn injury attorneys at Pohl & Berk, LLP, are dedicated to fighting on your behalf when you are injured by someone else’s negligence. For more information about your legal options, contact our experienced legal team today by calling (615) 277-2765.