Can I be compensated for my burns injury?
If you have suffered a painful burn injury, we understand that it can take a while to recover both mentally and physically. ‘How much compensation will I get for a burn injury’ is an important question when considering the money that you may need to make up for lost wages and medical treatment.
Here at AWH Solicitors, our personal injury specialists can support you through every step of your burns injury compensation claim and help you to get the best outcome.
Contact us for expert legal advice for your burn injury claim.
How much compensation will I get for a burn?
The amount of compensation that someone will get for a personal injury claim, in this case a burns injury, is dependent on a number of variable factors. This means that the amount of compensation is measured on a case-by-case basis. However, if you have got a burn because of someone else’s inability to meet the correct safety requirements then you can likely make a claim against them.
A personal injury claim can include incidents that have taken place or been sustained in:
- A public place
- A private residence
- A car accident
Put simply, if it was not your fault then you can claim. Contact us for help with this process.
What is the severity of my burn?
The amount of compensation you may receive also depends on the seriousness of your injury. There are three different kinds of burn:
This is considered to be the least severe and involves red but non-blistered skin.
Worse than first-degree, this involves blisters and some thickening of the skin.
- Third-degree burns
This is the most serious kind of burn that you can receive and involves widespread thickness with a white, leathery appearance
In extremely serious cases, there are known cases of fourth degree burns. These include all the symptoms of a third-degree burn, but also extends past the skin and into the tendons and bones.
There can be a number of different ways in which you can suffer a burn injury. These might include, but are not limited to:
- Electrical burns
- Scalding from hot, boiling liquids
- Chemical burns
- Excessive sun exposure
Chemical and electrical burns that are more likely to occur in a workplace 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 are often so serious that they will require a skin graft where healthy skin is moved from another part of the body to replace where skin has been damaged.
When can I make a claim for compensation for a burn?
If you’ve suffered burns in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, or in a public place you should have been safe in, then you can make a claim. Workplace accidents that lead to burns injuries are also common in personal injury cases.
Your employer has a duty of care towards you and should maintain the correct health and safety standards at all times. If you feel that this has not been the case, we can help you make a claim against your employer.
Our legal specialists have a wealth of experience in guiding clients through their personal injury claims. If you’ve suffered a burns injury and feel that you could claim compensation, let us assess your case and provide the necessary legal support.
Get in touch today to get started with your burn injury compensation claim.
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