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Hot Water Heater Injury

Were You Injured by a Faulty Hot Water Heater?

Burn injuries are among the most severe a person can experience. They can damage the skin, the organs beneath it, and cause permanent damage or require expensive medical treatment. In many cases, you can avoid the risk of burns by practicing safe habits, like wearing sunscreen and testing water before you wash your hands or shower in it. However, a faulty water heater can cause injury to even the most careful person.

If your water heater malfunctions, the temperature can change very quickly, meaning that previously tepid water could feel boiling in an instant. This can cause severe injuries. It may even prohibit you from being able to work effectively at your job, if your work requires the use of your hands or another burned body part.

Water heater injuries can have a variety of causes. Your heating system may be defective, or perhaps a landlord was negligent in their maintenance of that system. Regardless, if you were injured by a faulty water heater, you have the right to understand what happened to you. Furthermore, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the injury and inconvenience you suffered.

Your Options

An attorney can help you figure out whether you may have a personal injury claim. If you are coping with medical bills from treatment or missed wages at work, for example, you may be entitled to a settlement from the person or organization responsible for your injuries.

Being injured due to someone else’s negligence is unfair and can be maddeningly frustrating. Of course, it can also be extremely painful, especially for people who have suffered severe burns. Fortunately, you may be able to obtain the compensation you deserve for that negligence.

Contact O’Connor Parsons, Lane & Noble

At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe that property owners and manufacturers who are negligent about safety should be held accountable. If their negligence has already caused you to experience a burn injury, after all, someone else could be injured next. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome.

Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss burn injuries and potential negotiations. Contact us online or call at 1-908-282-3814 or 1-800-586-5817.