Burns Compensation Claims

If you have suffered a burn or scar that you believe was the result of negligence on the part of another person or an employer, you may be eligible to claim compensation for your suffering. At JMW, our legal experts have years of experience handling cases of this kind. Although we understand that a successful claim may never fully make up for the pain and suffering your injury has caused you, the money recovered can significantly boost the quality of your life.

For comprehensive and comprehensible legal advice, call us today on 0800 054 6570, or get in touch via our online contact form. Our solicitors will talk you through your claim and explain what you can expect from the process. We will allay any concerns you may have and provide all of the information you need.

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Focus on Burns Claims

Burns can range in severity, from minor injuries that eventually heal, leaving minimal to no trace of the incident, to severe wounds covering huge areas of the body. Compensation claims for burns victims are most often made by people who work in a job in which there is the risk of coming into contact with the following:

  • High temperatures
  • Friction
  • Radiation
  • Electrical equipment
  • Chemicals

Classification

Three categories are usually used to classify the severity of a burn. These are:

  • First-degree burns
  • Second-degree burns
  • Third-degree burns

First-degree burns damage only the top layer of skin, usually causing it to go red and are slightly painful. These are the most minor type of burn and your skin should not blister.

Second-degree burns are more serious than first-degree burns. They affect deeper layers of the skin and are likely to lead it to blister, with the skin becoming bright red.

Third-degree burns are very serious and may cause damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves on account of the skin being completely burned away. They often result in permanent scarring and in more extreme cases, even death.

Some burns can be classified as fourth, fifth and sixth-degree burns, although these classifications are rare, as they are typically only used during a post-mortem examination, because burns of that severity tend to result in the death of the victim.

Consequences

The consequences of suffering a burn or scald can vary wildly. Even a small burn can cause long-lasting pain, and naturally, more serious burns can cause even more damage, which may be permanent in some cases. The sort of injuries burns and scalds may cause include:

  • Muscle damage
  • Nerve damage
  • Tendon damage
  • Ligament damage
  • Reduced mobility
  • Psychological distress

Employer Responsibilities

Burns are a real, constant danger in many industries. It is the duty of employers to ensure their workplaces are safe for their employees, and the risk of suffering a burn can be minimised by:

  • Providing appropriate protection for employees, such as gloves or facemasks
  • Making sure the employer controls the risks associated with certain substances
  • Having proper health and safety measures in place
  • Regularly inspecting and testing all of their equipment

If your employer has failed to meet their responsibilities to keep you safe whilst you are in the workplace, and you’ve sustained an injury, you are entitled to claim recompense for your injury.  

Why Choose JMW?

When our clients make a claim, they are sure of our undivided attention. At JMW, our personal injury experts work with sensitivity and transparency, constantly updating the client about what they are doing and how it is helping to improve their case.

Drawing on our extensive expertise in this area of the law, we do everything it takes to achieve the result you deserve.

Talk to Us

Discuss your burns claim with our experienced team by getting in touch today. Doing so couldn't be easier, all you have to do is give us a call on 0800 054 6570 or complete our online enquiry form and we will give you a call back as soon as we can. 



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