Common Causes of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries are very common in South Carolina and throughout the United States. American Burn Association statistics show that 450,000 people in the United States sought medical help in 2010 as a result of a burn. There were 45,000 hospitalizations due to burn injuries during this same year, and 3,500 fatalities caused by burns.
Burns can happen anywhere — including at home, at work and in the car — and the loss caused by burns throughout the United States is estimated at $7.5 billion annually by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).