Fireworks Burn Injury Lawyers

Fireworks Burn Injury Lawyers

In the summertime, particularly around the July 4th holiday, fireworks are a very popular form of amusement and fun for many. However, even though fireworks are often times used as a means for celebration; they can also bring serious injuries, burns, and even death.

Common Injury Causing Fireworks

There are many different types of fireworks however, some more than others are much more common to cause burn injuries or other serious injury. In a study conducted by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in 2011 the most common types of fireworks related to injuries include:

  • Sparklers (24%)
  • Reloadable Shells (20%)
  • Small firecrackers (14%)
  • Roman candles (10%)
  • Novelties (9%)
  • Bottle Rockets (9%)
  • Illegal firecrackers (5%)
  • Other (12%)

 

Fireworks Injury Statistics

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in a study conducted from June 17 through July 17 in 2011, 200 people on average went to the emergency room with fireworks-related injuries.  In addition, illegal and homemade fireworks were involved in all 4 fireworks-related deaths reported to CPSC in 2011.Any part of a person’s body can become injured in a firework accident.  However the most common injured body parts include:

  • Hands and Fingers (41%)
  • Heads, Faces, and Ears (19%)
  • Eyes (12%)
  • Legs (13%)
  • Trunk (15%)
  • Arms (1%)

 

The fireworks burn injury attorneys at The Pisanchyn Law Firm want to help you gain some peace of mind after this devastating event. We will stop at nothing to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. Call our fireworks injury attorneys now at  1-800-444-5309. We have offices in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Scranton and will travel to you.

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