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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    The first steps to take if you are burnt by a hot drink


    Scalding injuries are very painful at best and could have serious long-term, even life-threatening effects at worst. A serious burn could also place a significant financial burden on you and your family. Knowing what to do when you are burnt by a hot drink helps to minimise the consequences of a scalding injury and the long-term effects.

    Burnt by a hot drink

    The first thing you must do if you are burnt by a hot drink is to seek medical assistance. Ensuring the severity of your burn injury is diagnosed and treated correctly straight away may help to prevent:

    • Permanent scarring
    • Infections and other complications likely to develop if your burn injury remains untreated

    Having your injury seen to immediately will also ensure it is documented within your medical record, as well as any medication and/or treatments you required. This will be useful as evidence to support a personal injury claim if your injury by scalding was caused by someone else’s mistake or carelessness. In this case, you should also get:

    • Details of witnesses and/or emergency medical professionals (these should include names and current contact information)
    • Photographs of your injury and the scene of the accident (the latter may help to show how, where and possibly why you were injured)

    If you are unable to gather this information yourself, someone else may be able to do so for you.

    You should also keep any receipts for expenses you incurred because of your burning injury (medical or travel expenses, cost of subsequent therapy or care for you and/or dependent members of your family, etc.). If your injury makes it impossible for you to go to work, you may also be able to claim for loss of income, in which case you will need to provide proof of earnings (i.e. wage slips, bank statements).

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    Date Published: March 6, 2017

    Author: SM Content

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