Child Contact Burn Accident

Child With Burn Injury

Contact Burns Can Cause Serious Injuries to Children

A contact burn is typically the result of a child’s skin having direct contact with a hot object such as a curling iron, cigarette lighter, fireplace, grill, kitchen instrument, candle or other hot object or flame. These burns–often second-degree burns–can be the result of accidents. They can result from leaving hot objects within a child’s reach or because of defective products produced without appropriate warning labels. They can even result from placing a child in a car seat or safety belt that has been exposed to the sun for too long.

Regardless of how your child was burned, if they have been injured due to someone’s carelessness or intentional acts, you have a right to hold that person responsible. The child injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Gerald J Noonan have decades of experience helping families obtain justice and closure after their children received contact burns. We are here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Symptoms & Questions

The symptoms associated with contact burns resemble those of other burns—redness, pain, sometimes blistering, etc.—except that the burn may resemble a brand in the shape of the object that burned the child, such as a curling iron or cigarette lighter. They can result in high medical costs, painful treatments and permanent disfigurement in some cases.

There are several important factors involved in investigating how a child received a contact burn–questions such as:

  • How did the child obtain the injury;
  • Was the object within the child’s reach;
  • Was the object heavy enough for the child to lift on his/her own;
  • What does the pattern of the injury look like;
  • Does the child have any other contact burns/have they in the past; amongst others.

Legal Liability

Similar to other burns, such as those caused by food, hot water, chemicals, etc., anyone who is supervising a child must exercise reasonable care.

Plymouth County Burn Injury Attorneys With Experience You Can Count On

Initial Consultations Are Always Free – No Fee Unless We Recover For You

If your child has suffered from a contact burn, contact us today to discuss your legal options — you may have a legal claim.  Our child accident victim and personal injury claims attorneys at The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan have represented many families with children that have been injured. With decades of experience successfully representing victims in all types of child injury cases, including those involving burns, our skilled lawyers will advocate on your child’s behalf.

No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away. Call our law offices today to schedule a free no-obligation case review and consultation at (508) 588-0422 or click the link below to use our Free Case Evaluation Form.

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Our Child Contact Burn Injury Attorneys assist clients throughout all of Massachusetts including, but not limited to, those in the following counties, cities and towns: Plymouth County, Brockton, Plymouth, Bridgewater, Marshfield, Hingham, Duxbury, Wareham, Abington, Rockland, Whitman, Hanson, Holbrook, Middleborough; Norfolk County including Quincy, Stoughton, Dedham, Weymouth, Braintree, Avon, Holbrook, Randolph, Canton, Sharon, Brookline, Franklin; Bristol County including New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Attleboro, Westport, Dartmouth, Mansfield, Easton, Raynham, Lakeville, Norton; Cape Cod, Hyannis, Falmouth, Barnstable and the Greater Boston area including Cambridge, Somerville, Medford, Everett, Lawrence, Lynn, Revere, Dorchester, Roxbury.

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