Burns can occur in a number of different ways. They can happen through direct contact with a flame, but they can also happen through coming into contact with something at a high temperature. For instance, machinery in some workplaces becomes very hot when in use.
This is why there should be preventative measures to ensure no one can touch that machinery. Working with chemicals might also incur the possibility of a chemical burn, while electrical burns and friction burns are also a possibility in some instances.
Severe burns are usually those that are termed as third-degree burns. However second-degree burns are also quite serious as they burn through a greater amount of skin. Third-degree burns are those that may require skin grafts, and in serious cases they can be fatal. Burns that are worse than this will very likely result in death for the individual concerned, as they are not survivable.
How much severe burns compensation could be paid out?
It all depends on which parts of the body are affected and how much of the body in total is burned. This is usually worked out as a percentage. The psychological effect of the injuries will be taken into account as well, since there will be instances where the burns will leave very obvious scars. This can cause mental anguish, not to mention the upset caused by going through the experience and the pain to begin with.
This is why it is usually an excellent idea to get professional advice regarding making a severe burns compensation claim. A lawyer with extensive experience in these claims will be able to steer you through the whole process.
Are you in a position to claim?
If you have suffered severe burns, whether this was at work, in a road accident or in another accident someone else was responsible for, you have a chance to get compensation for your injuries.
You must get legal advice as soon as possible – you have three years from the date of your accident to get in touch with a company such as Accident Advice Helpline.
We are here to answer your calls on our free enquiry line on 0800 689 0500. The sooner you can get in touch the sooner we will be able to consider the circumstances of your accident so we can see whether you might be able to claim.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead