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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for tarmac burns


    When you are working on a construction site you wouldn’t normally consider burns to be a likely source of injury. However there are methods by which you can sustain a burn on a building site, and one such example would be through the use of tarmac. Tarmac is short for tarmacadam and is used to provide road surfaces in some instances. As you can imagine, it is used on building sites at various points when access roads need to be built.

    Tarmac burns are unlikely to happen thanks to the excellent health and safety rules and regulations that are in force in all workplaces. However, if a burn does occur it can potentially be a very serious one indeed. Tarmac tends to be sticky and getting it off the burned area can be difficult and is a job for experienced medical staff.

    Are tarmac burns one of the more serious things that can occur?

    While there are several ways someone can be burned on a building site or in a similar workplace, tarmac burns can be more challenging than some other methods of being burned. For example the removal of tarmac can in itself cause more damage.

    If such an incident occurs as a result of a lack of health and safety measures, this can open the way for a compensation claim to be put forward. Negligence can potentially lead to some dangerous situations cropping up, as is the case here. No one would want to be burned through the presence of tarmac being spilled on them.

    Getting the appropriate treatment

    If this should happen it is imperative that the injured person receives proper medical treatment as quickly as possible. Doing the wrong thing in response to a burn like this can make things worse and delay recovery. The faster someone can get professional medical assistance the more promising the outcome could be.

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    Accident Advice Helpline is always on hand to provide no-obligation advice after things like this occur. If you have been burned by tarmac – or indeed by anything else – within the last three years, make sure you seek professional advice from us today on 0800 689 0500. This is our free 24/7 enquiry line and it puts you in touch with our experienced and friendly advisors who may be able to help you move towards making a strong no win, no fee* compensation claim.

    Date Published: June 12, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.