Burns can range from minor to serious and have the potential to occur in any workplace – although if you are working with hot equipment or tools you are more likely to sustain a burn. Hairdressers, construction workers, office staff, factory workers – all of these workers could suffer burn injuries in a workplace accident. It’s up to employers to take steps to keep staff safe in the workplace, and if you feel that your employer could have done more to keep you safe, you could claim work burn injury compensation. It’s free to call Accident Advice Helpline and get confidential, no-obligation advice from our team of advisors, so why not find out today if you have a viable claim for work burn injury compensation?
How did your accident happen?
It might be that you work as a hair stylist and a hair dryer or straighteners exploded, causing burns to your hands and face. Or perhaps you have suffered burns to your face and hands whilst working as a welder – because your employer did not provide you with safety goggles and gloves. You could even suffer burns when working in an office if a faulty electrical appliance, such as a photocopier or kettle explodes and catches fire.
Burns can range from minor burns which will require dressing and time to heal, to serious burns that could need surgery and treatment in hospital. In the most serious cases, skin grafts may be needed and you could be left permanently scarred, all as a result of somebody else’s negligence. Your employer is responsible for ensuring your safety at work, which means providing you with any training and personal protective equipment you need to do your job safely, as well as ensuring that any equipment or tools you are using are of a safe standard.
Claiming for psychological injuries
Burns can have a psychological impact on you, and if you have been left with scars to your face or hands you may suffer from confidence issues, anxiety and depression. Accident Advice Helpline will take this into account when we handle your claim, working out your personal injury settlement on an individual basis and drawing on our 15 years’ industry experience. Claiming work burn injury compensation shouldn’t be a stressful experience – call us on 0800 689 0500 and we promise to do our best to get you the compensation you deserve today.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton