Suffering any kind of burn, even if it is fairly minor in nature, can be very painful indeed. Thankfully few of us will ever suffer severe burns, but regardless of how severe a burn might be, suffering one at work is not something you would ever expect to happen. There could be the potential for something like this to occur if someone is not properly protected from equipment that is hot to touch, or from liquids or solids that are heated. Protective equipment may be provided in these situations, along with proper safety training so workers are fully aware of the potential dangers. All these aspects can make a huge difference to how safe people are.
Of course there is also the potential for a fire to occur that could potentially lead one or more people to be burned. It is extremely rare for anything like this to happen, but there is always a slim potential for something to go wrong. The most important thing is to know how to evacuate a building quickly and safely to ensure everyone can get out of the building without being burned.
Are burns common in the workplace?
Thankfully the answer is no. In the unlikely event they do occur they tend to be fairly minor in nature. Severe burns are very rare indeed. However it is important to determine how a fire started, or how a burn was suffered in cases where it was not caused by a fire. For example equipment that becomes hot when in use should not be unguarded or easy to touch. Warning signs can make all the difference between casualties occurring and people remaining safe at all times. Such a simple thing can make a huge difference.
Could you benefit from no-obligation advice?
This may be the case if you’ve been burned at work. You must have proof of negligence to support a no win, no fee compensation claim, but if this is the case we would strongly encourage you to call Accident Advice Helpline today. Our number is 0800 689 0500 and we’ve already dealt with other cases involving burns to factory workers. Could we be in a good position to consider your case as well? Call us now or take the fast online test to learn more and to see whether you could in fact make a claim with our assistance.
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen