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Burn Injury Attorneys Serving Boulder CO | What Causes Severe Burns?

Serious burn accidents can result in severe injuries for victims. Second- and third-degree burns can alter a victim’s life (in both the short and long term) and cost a considerable amount of money. The injured person is then left to face significant emotional, financial, and physical stressors. If you have been burned in Boulder CO due to the negligence of another person or party, contact an attorney as soon as possible. You are likely eligible for compensation.

The Colorado burn accident lawyers at Carabin Shaw provide free case reviews to victims of burn injuries to discuss potential legal options and answer any initial questions you have. Pursuing a personal injury lawsuit may seem overwhelming, but a trusted lawyer at your side will make the process much easier.

You deserve justice for the pain and suffering you have endured due to the carelessness of another. Read on to learn more about what causes severe burns and contact our offices at 800-862-1260 with any questions.

Severe Burn Injuries by the Numbers
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year in the U.S. 1.1 million burn injuries need medical attention, and up to 10,000 people pass away due to burn-related infections.
  • Children, the elderly, and disabled individuals are especially vulnerable to serious burn injuries. The American Burn Association (ABA) reports that children under five are 2.4 times as likely to suffer burn injuries that require emergency medical treatment.
  • Burn injuries are more common in males according to the ABA, who noted that of burn center admissions, 68% were male and 32% were female.
Burn Accidents That Cause Severe Injuries

While severe burn accidents are not incredibly frequent, they can still occur in areas such as a home, an apartment, a workplace, a hotel, a school, etc. A victim can be responsible for such injuries, but it is also possible that the carelessness or negligence of another is the root cause of your injuries. If negligence is the culprit, contact a Colorado attorney.

If you or someone you love has unfortunately been involved in a serious burn accident like the examples listed below, know that help is available. A Boulder CO personal injury lawyer will provide the guidance, experience, and knowledge necessary to win your case.


These burns are forms of thermal burns and are the result of prolonged exposure to boiling liquids or steam. Contact with hot objects, on the other hand, is considered a contact burn. Scalding burns have a high risk of infection and may be the result of a work accident or a defective product.


Fires can happen anywhere, but a large portion of victims suffering from fire-related injuries experienced them at home. Negligent landowners or landlords may have failed to maintain safety standards of their property (defective smoke alarms, exposed wiring, ect.), thus leading to a fire. Smoke inhalation is another serious injury resulting from a fire.


Explosions often occur at work in manufacturing or oil and gas fields, such as the recent steel mill explosion in central Colorado. Sadly, home explosions are also common, usually stemming from leaking gas pipes.

Chemical Burns

Chemical burns can take place in an industrial work environment, but they can also result from exposure to a dangerous or defective product like hair dye, acetone nail polish remover, bug sprays, etc.

Personal injury law is complex, as is workplace injury law. Regardless of where your injury occurred, a lawyer can help.

Burn Injury Attorneys Serving Boulder You Can Count On | Free Case Review

The experienced professionals at Carabin Shaw are well versed in the laws and regulations specific to Boulder Colorado. If you or a loved one has recently suffered due to the negligence of another, call our offices 24/7 at 800-862-1260 to schedule your free case review.

We have decades of experience helping victims just like you, and we will work hard to earn your trust and secure the compensation you deserve.

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