We all know hot water can be potentially dangerous which is why we take every possible step to handle it carefully. However some people have been injured and received burns from hot water through no fault of their own. For example someone might order a coffee from a coffee house and receive burns from it because there was no protective sleeve provided to help their hands withstand the heat. In another example you may be enjoying a drink at a café and a waitress could come past you and spill a hot drink on you.
In these cases it would be entirely possible to receive burns from hot water as a result of the actions of another person. This would be enormously frustrating and upsetting, not to mention painful. It would be prudent to seek treatment if the burns are severe. You should also consider whether a legal expert would advise you to seek compensation if there is ample proof that negligence occurred.
How can accidents like these be prevented?
We should all take proper care when near any source of hot water. It doesn’t have to be boiling to cause potential skin damage. For example you could be splashed by water from a kettle that has just gone off the boil, receiving injuries as a result. However, while it is possible for you to be responsible in this manner, you may not always be able to avoid other people who are not as careful.
This is why Accident Advice Helpline has been involved in cases where people have received injuries that left them with nasty burns. In some instances we have been able to prove someone else was negligent in causing those injuries.
Coping with burns
Burns of all kinds can be experienced where hot water is involved. The amount of water that is splashed or poured onto the skin and its temperature when poured will determine whether the burn is minor or more major in nature.
Whatever treatment you get for a burn, it is wise to contact Accident Advice Helpline as well if the burn was caused by someone else. We can get access to professional injury compensation lawyers who are able to consider whether a no win, no fee** claim could be successful. Call now on 0800 689 0500 to see how good your case could be to press ahead with.
Category: Burn injury claims