Burns can be one of the most traumatic types of injuries sustained in accidents at work – they can have a psychological as well as a physical impact, and if you’ve sustained life-changing burns, it’s normal to be left feeling angry and frustrated. What caused your accident? If somebody – such as your employer or a work colleague – has been negligent and you have been burned as a result, then you may be able to claim personal injury compensation, and Accident Advice Helpline can help you.
Life-changing burns could be sustained in a variety of workplace environments, but are most commonly suffered by electrical workers who run the risk of coming into contact with live electricity. Health and safety regulations are in place to protect you whilst you’re at work, but if these have been breached and you’ve suffered life-changing burns, get in touch with us for confidential, no-obligation advice on your situation. Remember, a three-year time limit applies to make a personal injury claim, so there’s no point sitting around wondering whether you’re eligible to claim.
Where have you been burned?
You may have suffered burns on your torso, your limbs or even your face, and serious burns, especially to the face, can have a deep psychological impact, affecting your quality of life. If you have suffered facial burns after an accident at work, you may need time off and surgery to minimise scarring, and you could be left permanently disfigured. Burn victims often suffer from depression, anxiety and low self-esteem, which may mean you’re unable to return to work or socialise with friends. When working out your personal injury settlement, our expert lawyers will take this into account, as well as your pain, suffering, medical costs and loss of earnings. Don’t be afraid to call us – we have years of experience helping people just like you claim personal injury compensation after accidents at work.
Suffering burn injuries can seriously impact your life; and we don’t believe anyone should have to suffer in silence if their accident has been caused by somebody else. If your employer has breached health and safety regulations, they could be held liable for your injuries – perhaps they failed to carry out a risk assessment before work began or your working environment was not as safe as it should have been. Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 and find out if you’re eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown