How would your life change if you suffered burns to the hands? Not just one hand but both. Even if only one hand was affected there would be the chance that your life would be severely affected for the foreseeable future.
First-degree burns are less serious than second or even third-degree burns, but they still have the potential to upset the way you live your life on a daily basis.
Since you use your hands for all kinds of things you can imagine how difficult it would be to do even everyday tasks when one or both hands have been burned. You would also need to receive regular treatment and check-ups to see how the burns were healing.
In some more serious cases skin grafts are required to help the burned areas heal as best as possible.
How can burns to the hands happen?
They can potentially occur in all kinds of ways but there have been occasions when people have suffered burns of some kind in their workplace.
For example a chip shop worker might be burned by hot oil. A metal worker might be burned by molten metal. A factory worker might receive a burn from touching hot machinery.
These are just examples but they illustrate how easy it can potentially be for someone to receive burns of some kind. However the vast majority of workplaces are carefully monitored and maintained to ensure there is no chance of anything like this occurring.
There are strict health and safety rules in place to make sure nothing like this happens, and they should be followed at all times.
What might happen if health and safety rules are not followed?
Incidents such as these typically only happen when some aspect of the health and safety regulations has not been followed in the proper manner.
This is very rare since the majority of businesses take every step they can to perform risk assessments and keep their workplace safe.
If you’ve received burns to your hands anyway and you know you have a chance to make a no win, no fee* compensation claim, make sure you get in touch with the experienced team working at Accident Advice Helpline.
The one number you need is free to call on: 0800 689 0500 so make sure you call us today to determine what your next move here might be.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Burn injury claims