One civilian fire death occurs every 2 hours and 41 minutes.
Burn injuries can be disfiguring. Burn injuries cause both physical and emotional damage. The pain of burn injuries is intense; it can last for years. What are your rights after a Burn Injury? The answer may depend upon where you were when you were injured and the nature of the burn injury.
The American Burn Association has reported that in 2016 486,000 burn injuries received medical treatment in hospitals, hospital emergency rooms, burn centers. This estimate does not include burns that were treated at hospital clinics, community health centers, or private medical offices. The American Burn Association also reports 3,275 deaths in 2016 due to fires and smoke inhalation:
- 2,745 deaths from residential fires
- 310 fatalities from vehicle crash fires
- 220 from other sources.
The Association also reported these statistics for 2005 – 2014 Burn Admissions to Burn Centers:
- Survival Rate: 96.8%
- Gender: 68% Male; 32% Female
- Admission Cause: 43% fire/flame; 34% scald; 9% contact; 4% electrical; 3% chemical, 7% other
- Place of Occurrence: 73% home; 8% occupational, 5% street/highway; 5% recreation/sport; 9% other