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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

    True or false: Burn injuries can’t get infected


    One of the most common complications of a fire accident is burn injuries. If you’ve been injured at home or you’ve suffered burns as a result of accidents at work, you may be thinking about making a claim for compensation. If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you have a right to make a claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim compensation for a work injury without any hassle. Our expert lawyers are there to represent you and alleviate any additional stress.

    Can burn injuries get infected?

    You often think of open wounds and surgical scars, rather than burn injuries, when you think of infection. However, burn injuries can get infected. When the skin is damaged, it can blister and if the blister bursts, bacteria can get into the wound. When bacteria enters a wound, there is always a risk of infection.

    In order to prevent burn injuries from becoming infected, it’s essential to keep the wound as clean as possible. It may be necessary to place a dressing over burn injuries until the wound has healed fully.

    What to if a burn injury becomes infected

    If you notice signs of infection after sustaining burn injuries, it’s important to seek urgent medical advice. Symptoms to look out for include:

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    • High temperature or fever
    • Pain around the wound
    • An unpleasant smell
    • Inflammation and redness in the skin surrounding the wound

    In severe cases, known as sepsis, additional symptoms, including dizziness and sickness, may occur.

    Preventing burn injuries

    If you work in a kitchen, you are exposed to risks on a daily basis. It’s essential to be wary of hazards and to take steps to reduce your risk of suffering burn injuries.

    Here are some simple tips that may help to prevent work accidents.

    • Use oven gloves and long-handled utensils
    • Use utensils to transfer hot food from the oven to plates
    • Stand well clear when heating oil in pans or flambéing
    • Wear shoes with grip to prevent slips and trips
    • Avoid reaching over stoves or hot surfaces
    • Always give co-workers a shout when you’re walking around carrying a hot pan

    Compensation for burn injuries

    If you’ve been injured at work and you were not at fault, call Accident Advice Helpline now. Our friendly advisors will take down the details of your case. If you have a viable personal injury claim, it will be handled by one of our expert personal injury lawyers.

    Our lines are open now on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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