You should never pop burn blisters. Blisters are basically part of the body’s natural healing processes. As the protective outer skin layer is helping to keep the wound below it sterile, the fluid inside the blister continually bathes it in nutrients, which help it to heal quicker.
This process is particularly important in cases of deep burns, which tend to get infected easily and heal slowly, which is why it’s especially important not to pop burn blisters.
Why you shouldn’t pop burn blisters
In essence, a blister acts like a sterile dressing for the highly sensitive tissue beneath it. This tissue, like the majority of open wounds, is extremely vulnerable to viruses and bacteria.
When you pop burn blisters, you effectively remove this dressing, inviting infection, slowing the healing process and potentially causing scarring.
When to pop burn blisters
Sometimes, accidents at work, at home or on the road may cause burns with blisters that become very painful. If these blisters cause too much pain, it may become necessary to pop burn blisters.
In this case, it is recommended by NHS UK Choices to have a doctor or other medical professional pop it in order to minimise the risk of infection.
Burns and other injuries
If you sustained your burn injury, or indeed any other kind of more or less serious injury at work, chances are that you may qualify to claim for compensation.
Essentially, you may be entitled to make a claim for work injury compensation if someone else was responsible for your work accident, and you sustained your work injury within the past three years.
You may also claim industrial injury compensation if a workplace accident or prolonged exposure to harmful substances or excessive vibration, for instance, causes you to develop a work-related illness.
In this case, you must make your claim within three years of your industrial illness being diagnosed.
How to claim
Having established when you may consider a work injury claim, the next question is how to go about getting a claim started after being injured at work.
This is where we, Accident Advice Helpline come in. By calling our 24/7 advice line, you can discuss your accident at work with an experienced advisor on a completely confidential, no-obligation basis.
What happens next?
The advisor will then confirm whether you are eligible to claim and, if you are, offer you the services of an in-house solicitor specialising in industrial injury claims. This specialist will then support you throughout the claim process.
Give us a call for more information now on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, or on 0800 689 0500 from a landline.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice