Hot Water Injuries

The temperature settings for hot and cold tap water are determined by your hot water heater. Most hot water heaters are set at safe temperatures for hot water and cannot cause personal injury. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that hot water heaters be set no higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

In some cases, because of mechanical or human error, the water from your hot water heater can get much hotter than the recommended maximum temperature. If you have been burned by hot water from your kitchen sink, bathroom sink, or shower, the Waukesha personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® can determine if someone is liable for your burns and help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (800) 242-2874.

Possible Causes of Hot Water Burns

If the water from your tap is too hot, one or more of the following may be wrong with your water heater:

  • The maximum setting on your water heater is set too high
  • The water heater is defective
  • The water heater was not properly installed

Parties that May be Responsible for Water Burns

If you or a member of your family has been scalded by water running from your tap, someone else may be responsible for the error. Potentially liable parties include:

  • Hot water heater installation crew
  • Your landlord
  • Plumbing professional
  • Hot water heater manufacturer
  • Homeowner

Hot water burns can be extremely painful and leave lasting scars. You may find yourself unable to work and facing costly medical treatment, plastic surgery bills, and physical and emotional pain and suffering. If someone is found to be legally responsible for your burns, you may be entitled to compensation for all of your injuries and damages.

Contact Us

The Waukesha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® can help you find those responsible for your burns and hold them accountable for their actions. Contact us today at (800) 242-2874.