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4 Common Firework-Related Injuries

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It's important to be aware of the potential dangers associated with fireworks, as thousands of people are injured each year. The Biren Law Group is here to discuss some of the most common firework-related injuries and what families should do to keep themselves safe.

Hand Burns

Hand burns are one of the most common firework-related injuries. The hands are the body part most likely to come in contact with fire, and fireworks can reach temperatures up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. In some cases, children often pick up used firework shells that are still hot. To prevent this from happening, it is vital to douse used firework shells with water before disposing of them.

Eye Injuries

When fireworks explode, they release a shower of hot debris that can cause serious damage to the eye. Take proper safety precautions to avoid future eye injuries, such as wearing protective eyewear.

Hearing Loss

When people think of firework-related injuries, they often think of burns. However, one of the most common firework-related injuries is hearing loss. The loud noise of a firework can damage the delicate hair cells in the inner ear, causing temporary or permanent hearing loss. In severe cases, the blast from a firework can even rupture the eardrum.

While hearing loss from firework accidents is most common in young children, it can happen to people of all ages. To reduce the risk of firework-related hearing loss, it is important to stand at least 500 feet away from the firework when it is lit. If you must be closer, make sure to wear earplugs or noise-canceling headphones.

Facial Injuries

The force of the explosion can cause severe damage to the delicate tissues of the face, including the eyes, nose, and mouth. In addition, flying debris from the firework can also cause cuts and lacerations. Wearing protective clothing and keeping a safe distance from the launch site can help keep you and your family safe this Fourth of July.

We’re Here to Help

If you or someone you love has been catastrophically hurt due to a firework-related injury, the Biren Law Group team can help. Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers has helped countless Los Angeles residents get the compensation they deserve after suffering a firework-related injury. We understand the pain and suffering that you are going through, and we will do everything we can to help you get the justice you deserve.

Contact our office at (310) 896-4345 or visit our website to fill out a consultation request form.