2nd Degree Burns Worker’s Compensation

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2nd degree burns workers compensation
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Legally reviewed by: LLB (Hons) & LPC Stacy Pimlott In: Industrial Disease

Claim 2nd Degree Burns Worker’s Compensation

Have you suffered 2nd degree burns at your workplace as a result of your employer’s negligence? Then we can help you claim 2nd degree burns worker’s compensation.

We understand that any type of burn injury can be very painful, and that it can also have a serious impact on your day-to-day life.

We believe that it’s important that you explore your legal options after you suffered from burns, to find out if you can claim compensation.

With AWH, you will be fully supported by our expert industrial disease solicitors throughout the compensation claim process.

What is a 2nd Degree Burn?

2nd degree burns have the potential to affect the outer and lower layer of the skin. They can cause pain, redness, swelling, and blistering.

They are more severe than first-degree burns but generally do not require the extreme treatment methods for third degree burns. However, they can take several weeks to be fully healed and burns that affect large areas of the skin can cause serious complications and may be prone to infection.

2nd degree burns also have the potential to be more dangerous if they affect the joints, face, or hands, or if they occur in someone who has a weakened immune system.

Some of the most common symptoms of a 2nd degree burn include:

  • Blisters on the surface of the skin
  • Intense pain and skin sensitivity
  • A wet-looking or seeping wound
  • A burn with an irregular pattern
  • Skin that has turned very deep red, very dark brown or white

Someone who develops a fever or feels ill after sustaining a burn may have an infection.

If you have sustained a 2nd degree burn in your workplace and it was due to your employer not carrying out suitable safety procedures, then you can likely make a claim for compensation. We can help you with this, so get in touch as soon as possible to start the compensation process.

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Can I Claim 2nd Degree Burn Worker's Compensation?

In any place of work, the employer legally has to fulfil a duty of care towards all of their employees. If it can be proved that they have failed in this, and you have sustained a burns injury as a result, then we can help you to make a claim. In your workplace, your employer must be able to prove that they:

  • Carry out regular risk assessments that address all potential harm in the workplace
  • Consult employees on health and safety issues. This consultation must either be direct, or through a safety representative that has been elected by the workforce or appointed by the trade union
  • Give all employees information about the risks that are in their workplace, and how they are protected, in addition to instructing and training employees on how to avoid them

How Long will my Claim Take?

It is difficult to put an exact time scale on how long your 2nd degree burns compensation claim could take, but there are two stages to the process. These are:

  1. Determining who will be held legally liable for your injury. If it is an accident that has happened in your workplace, then it is most likely that your employer will be found to be held liable.
  2. After liability has been established, the medical evidence of your injury must be examined in order to see how it has had an impact on your life.

If your injury is more serious, the medical evidence could take longer to be assessed so it is important that you start your claims process with a solicitor as soon as possible.

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How will my Claim be Calculated?

The various different factors that go into your 2nd degree burns compensation being calculated include:

  • Any cost of care that you have already had to receive, or may need to receive in the future
  • Whether your 2nd degree burns may already have stopped you from working and therefore will result in a loss of earnings.
  • Any medical expenses that you may have already paid, in addition to any future treatment.

Because every case is unique, there may be other factors that need to be considered when your compensation claim is being calculated. A chat with our expert solicitors can help you to think about everything that you need to include in your case.

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Contact Us for Advice on your Claim

If you have been injured in your workplace, we can help you to get the compensation that you deserve for your avoidable accident. With a great deal of experience in industrial disease claims, our solicitors can help with every aspect of your case.

Get in touch today and find out how much compensation you may be able to claim. 

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