Product Liability attorney and consumer safety lawyer investigating contact burns, scalding burns and thermal burn injury lawsuits for plaintiffs nationwide


Thermal burn injury can be the result of contact from several types of heat sources. Burns involving higher temperatures, and for longer periods of contact, usually result in deeper, more severe thermal burn injuries. Flash and flame burns occur due to direct or indirect flame exposure. Scalding burns result from high-temp liquids making contact with tissue. Grease burns involve hot oils. Tar burns are a risk in certain workplace tasks. Inhalation injuries may be secondary to those exposed to open flames and smoke.

Whether burns occur at the workplace or due to defective household products, thermal burns account for millions of injuries and deaths each year worldwide. Burns are caused by the following:

Joe Lyon is an experienced consumer safety lawyer and product liability attorney reviewing thermal burn injury, contact burn injury and scalding burn injury due to defective household items or workplace hazards.


Burn Injury Complications

Thermal burns are the most common type of burns. These burns occur when flames, hot metals, scalding liquids, or steam come in contact with the skin. These burns can result from many different circumstances including house fires, vehicle accidents, kitchen accidents, and electrical malfunctions.

Proper burn injury treatment is essential to avoid long-term disability and potential permanent injury. Complications of scalding burns and contact burns may include:

  • Infection, which can lead to sepsis
  • Fluid loss
  • Hypothermia
  • Breathing problems from inhalation injury
  • Scarring
  • Bone and joint issues

Thermal Burn Injury Prevention

There are several consumer products that pose a fire and safety risk in the homes of Americans. These may include defective gas grills, kitchen appliances, space heaters, cooking spray products, power tools, and other items. To reduce the risk of common household burns:

  • Do not leave items cooking unattended
  • Keep hot liquids and items out of the reach of children
  • Keep electrical appliances away from water
  • Unplug appliances when not in use
  • Cover electrical outlets with safety caps
  • Check smoke detectors in the home
  • Keep a fire extinguisher in the home
  • When using chemicals, always wear proper protection

If you or a loved one has suffered a scalding or thermal burn injury due to a defective consumer product, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer these critical questions.