Can I Claim for a Burn?
‘How much is my burn claim worth’ is a question that will be important to you if you have suffered from a painful burn injury. These kinds of injuries can range in severity, but it is always important to seek professional legal advice if you think that you may be eligible for compensation, and we can help you with constructing a strong case.
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What are common burn injuries?
There are three most common types of burn injury. These are:
- First degree burns
These are considered to be the mildest form of burn, although they can be painful and result in the reddening of the outer layer of the skin.
- Second degree burns
These affect the outer layer of the skin and the lower layer of the skin. They can cause pain, redness, swelling, and blistering.
- Third degree burns
These burns go through the dermis and affect deeper tissues. They result in white or blackened, charred skin that might be numb.
If you have suffered any kind of burn, the symptoms can include:
- Peeling skin
- Red skin
- White or charred skin
- Heart rhythm disturbances
How much compensation for burns?
‘How much is my burn claim worth’ is a question that will depend on a number of factors. The amount of compensation that you could win for a burn will vary based on the severity of your injury. There are also a number of other variable options that mean that claims are often calculated on a case-by-case basis.
An industrial disease claim for a burn will involve proving that your burn injury could have been avoided if your employer had followed correct health and safety standards. If you believe that this has happened to you, then we may be able to help you make a claim.
You can also have suffered a burn outside of work, for example in a car accident or due to an accident in a publicly or privately owned property. Regardless of where your injury occurred, if it was due to another’s negligence, you can claim compensation.
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Can I receive a chemical burn payout?
Chemical and electrical burns are burn injuries that are more likely to happen in the workplace. They must be treated immediately because they can also affect the inside of the body, even if the visible skin damage appears to be minor. Third or fourth degree burns that can occur as a result of chemical burns can require a skin graft to replace the damaged skin. If you have been injured in a chemical burn incident, you can likely claim compensation if it was a result of inadequate safety standards in your workplace.
Can I receive 2nd degree burns workers compensation?
If you have suffered an injury that has affected the outer and lower layer of the skin, then you will likely have experienced the painful redness, swelling and blistering that accompanies this kind of burn. If you have suffered this injury at work and as a result of workplace negligence, then you could be entitled to make a claim to cover the cost of the medical treatment that you will need.
Contact Us for Expert Advice
If you have suffered a burn at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injury. Our expert solicitors have a wealth of experience in industrial disease claims and can support you every step of the way in your claim process.
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