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Nebraska Burn Injury Stats and Facts

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on October 1, 2015

Nebraska Burn InjuriesBurn injuries are among the most painful and life altering of all types of injuries. Burn injuries can range from minor, to severe and fatal. Statistics show that more than two million people seek treatment for burn injuries each year in the United States. Of those two million burn victims, 75,000 require hospitalization. Of those, 25,000 are hospitalized for more than two months. The most somber statistic is that burn injuries account for approximately 14,000 fatalities annually. Read the rest »

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May Is National Electrical Safety Month: Do You Know the Facts?

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on May 11, 2015

Nebraska Electrocution InjuryEvery May, organizations like the National Safety Council observe National Electrical Safety Month to help families and workplaces nationwide practice electrical safety. Electricity makes many of our daily chores, jobs, and hobbies possible.

When a piece of electrical equipment contains a dangerous defect or does not come with adequate instructions and warnings to help users avoid harm, serious injuries can result. Electrocution and fires cause thousands of injuries and millions of dollars in property damage each year nationwide. Read the rest »

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Burn Injury Statistics: Get the Facts

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on March 18, 2015

Burn injuries are more common in the United States than many people realize. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average, one person dies in a fire every two hours in the U.S., and one person suffers a burn injury every 23 minutes. Over 1.1 million burn injuries each year require medical attention.

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The most common causes of burn injuries include:

  • House fires or open flames. Fire or flame cause 44 percent of all burn injuries each year. House fires started by defective items, open flames left unattended, and fires that start through negligence or carelessness can all result in these types of serious burns. Read the rest »

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Help Protect Your Family and Home from Serious Burn Injuries

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on February 11, 2015

Burn injuries claim an estimated 265,000 lives per year worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). A great many burn injuries are preventable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that simply installing smoke detectors in your home cuts your risk of dying in a fire by half, whether the fire is started by a defective product or wiring or by human carelessness.

Experienced Omaha burn injury lawyers know how severe and debilitating burn injuries can be. That’s why they encourage every Nebraska family to take steps to protect their homes and families from the risk of fire and burn injuries. The CDC recommends taking steps like these: Read the rest »

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Five Ways to Grill Safe This Fall

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on September 8, 2014

For many Omaha families, Labor Day marks the official end of summer – but not the official end of grilling season. As long as the weather stays sunny and warm, backyard parties, trips to the beach and back-to-school get-togethers mean outdoor cooking on the grill. To protect the people you love from serious burn injuries this fall, practice basic grill safety with these tips from your experienced Nebraska personal injury attorneys.

First, always check your grill for damage before you light it. Look for blocked tubes and vents, cracked propane hoses and dents or other damage in the propane tank or any other part of the grill. If the grill needs repairs, call a professional. Read the rest »

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