Chemistry may not appeal to everyone, but most of us have had some experience of taking chemistry lessons at some point during our school years. If you have, you’ll have memories of sitting in lessons learning about how chemicals react with each other to cause different consequences. All kinds of reactions can be created with such chemicals – even explosions in some circumstances.
Of course there is never any intention for any student to be put at risk of chemistry lab burns or any other injuries as a consequence of taking chemistry lessons. This is why it is essential that all those involved in teaching these subjects are to adhere to health and safety rules. As a result of this very few people are ever involved in an accident in a chemistry lab, however major or minor that accident may be. In this situation, burns can be incurred through a fire generated by a Bunsen burner, or by someone knocking over a hot substance or liquid onto someone else. These are just two examples of things that could potentially happen. However it is unlikely either event would occur in reality.
What should happen if you suffer from a burn?
Getting proper treatment as soon as possible is the best course of action. Minor burns may simply be treated with the help of a first aider. However more serious burns should always be treated and assessed by professional medics, and on occasion a visit to hospital might be in order in this respect. However it is rare that anyone would be in a situation where this would occur, since all chemistry teachers and associated workers take excellent care of their lab and students.
Call us now if you’ve suffered from burns
It’s hard to imagine what this situation could be like. However if you want to make a no win, no fee* claim for burns suffered in a similar situation, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help. Call us on 0800 689 0500 or opt for the free 30-second online test to get you started. If you find you are able to make such a claim our professional lawyers can assist you throughout the process. It could be easier than you think to get compensation if evidence of negligence is present. Make sure you know for sure where you stand – call us free now to learn how your situation might warrant compensation.
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen