Tips to Protect Children from Burns

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

The average home contains many appliances and accessories that could cause potential burns. Stoves, ovens, fireplaces, and even hot water can cause burns in both adults and children. Children may not understand the risks of burn injuries or the concept of heat from a stove,[1] but following a few simple safety tips can help keep children safe in the household.[2]

Burn injuries in children

Burn injuries in children are a serious concern.[3] On average, more than 100,000 children are treated in emergency rooms each year for burn injuries.[4] Additionally, an average of 1,100 children die each year from fire and burn injuries.[5] These statistics are alarming,…

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Summer Fireworks Safety

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Fireworks are a popular Fourth of July activity. However, fireworks can be dangerous. Accidents, burns, and even wildfires are all risks of using fireworks. In addition to these dangers, many kinds of fireworks are illegal. Users should be aware of local laws, and apply common sense to stay safe when firing fireworks.

Accidents and Burns

Fireworks cause many accidents and injuries every year. On average, 240 people visit the emergency room daily in the days around the Fourth of July. In 2013, 40% of all firework injuries involved children younger than 14.

Sparklers may seem harmless enough for children because they do not explode or make loud noises,…

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Burn Safety: Tips to Prevent and Treat Injuries

Author: P. Christopher Guedri, Richmond, VA Personal Injury Attorney

Burns are some of the most painful and serious injuries that can be sustained. Every year roughly half a million people receive medical care for burns, with more than 40,000 being admitted to the hospital as a result of their injuries. A severe burn is very dangerous because in addition to the intense pain and long recovery time, burns are extremely prone to infections and offer diseases a quick and easy route into the body.[1]

Ways to prevent burn injuries

Children have a higher risk for dangerous burns due to their small size and lack of knowledge about what household items may prove dangerous. There are basic steps you can take to protect your children…

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