Suffering from burns and scalds, whether due to accidents at work or at home, is an extremely painful experience. Following treatment, it is normal to expect that the condition will ease and you will gradually recover. Yet, unfortunately, there are times when complications after a burn can arise.
We take a closer look at the potential complications after a burn.
Complications after a burn
The pain following a burn is debilitating enough in itself; however, complications after a burn can arise causing the victim increased harm and distress.
According to the NHS, the five most common complications after a burn include:
- Shock, a life-threatening illness due to lack of oxygen in the body, which requires urgent medical attention
- Heat Exhaustion
- Infection, potentially leading to toxic shock syndrome
If you suffer from any complications after a burn, it is important to seek medical advice, especially in the case of shock, infection and heatstroke.
Applying an emollient to scarred skin can help with the healing process. Speak with your GP. A dermatologist may be able to assist your further with your recovery process.
Complications after a burn at work
If you have sustained a burn or a scald at work, through no fault of your own, and you believe your employer could be to blame, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
When you are at work, your employer has a legal duty of care to ensure your health and safety. When an accident at work causes you harm, through no fault of your own, it is likely that your employer has failed in this legal obligation to you and can be held liable.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to help victims of personal injury determine both where liability may lie, and if they do a have a case that is likely to be successful if pursued.
Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. What’s more, there’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or after your call to us.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice