Have you suffered a painful burn injury as a result of a fire due to the reckless behaviour of another person? If yes, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline to receive professional injured in a fire advice. Sustaining a burn can be a traumatic experience, both physically and psychologically. Additionally, burns can potentially cause a series of unwanted complications, including severe damage to the skin, infections, permanent scars, and even amputations. Any of these complications can affect a person in a number of ways, changing his or her life completely. This means that a burn injury is a very serious matter.
Almost anyone is at potential risk of burn injuries simply because a fire can start anywhere, at any time. Being aware of this aspect, authorities and employers have insurance in place to provide compensation to the people who get injured in fire accidents. The compensation amount that a person who suffers a burn injury is entitled to receive depends on the degree of the injury.
Burn injuries are divided into four categories:
- First-degree burns: These types of burns only affect the papillary (top) layer of skin, causing minor pain and redness for a short period.
- Second-degree burns: These burns affect deeper layers of skin, being more painful than first-degree burns. Second-degree burns are also accompanied by redness and blistering.
- Third-degree burns: Completely burning the skin, third-degree burns affect the top layer of muscles. Blistering and scarring are typical with these types of burns, which can be fatal if a large area of the body is affected.
- Fourth-degree burns: Fourth-degree burns extend through the skin and muscles to injure ligaments, nerves, blood vessels, tendons, and bones.
There are also fifth- and sixth-degree burns, but the resulting injuries are very often incompatible with life.
Although these points clearly classify burn injuries, health practitioners generally take into account several other things to determine the seriousness of a burn, including the size of the affected area of the body, the age and overall health condition of the victim, and other injuries and complications resulted from the burn.
What you can do
If you are the victim of a burn injury, it is important to do more than just look for advice on being injured in a fire. Call 0800 689 0500 to get in touch with us for legal assistance for making a burn injury compensation claim. You do not have to worry about the financial implications involved. All the claims made through Accident Advice Helpline are handled on a no win, no fee basis. If we do not win for you, you owe us nothing. But, if you win, you will have enough money to treat your condition and take care of the financial complications resulted from taking time off from work for an extended period.
Our solicitors can easily deal with any types of personal injury compensation matters. This means that we can provide you with some of the best UK solicitors specialising in burn injury claims. These professionals will evaluate your claim’s chance of success and help you choose the best course of action in order to get what is rightfully yours.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: January 1, 2014
Author: David Brown