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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."

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    Shopping mall accidents: Hot liquid burns


    When you think of shopping injuries, you may think about tiredness from walking around the shops, or sore limbs from carrying too many bags. One injury that you may not consider is a burn from a hot liquid spillage. In fact this is a very common accident that occurs in shopping malls.

    Liquid burns in shopping malls

    Hot liquid burns predominantly occur due to waiters or waitresses spilling a hot drink onto a customer as they are serving them in a restaurant or cafe situated in a shopping mall. Hot drinks can also be spilt if they are served in faulty cups, or in take away cups with badly fitting lids.

    However, burns could also be caused if hot liquid is spilt onto a customer in a shop that does not sell food or drink. If, for example, a staff member in a shop has a hot drink which spills on you as the customer, then this would be negligence on their behalf, and you could gain compensation.

    Finally, burns could occur if another customer spills a hot drink on you, perhaps as you are both walking through the shopping mall.

    In any of these scenarios you could be entitled to personal injury compensation, as other parties have been negligent and it has resulted in you gaining an injury.

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    Burns from hot liquids can result in permanent scarring, and may leave you with additional medical care or loss of earnings as you take time off work. Making a personal injury claim could provide you with compensation for these situations.

    Have you had an accident at work or at the shopping mall involving hot liquid burns?

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm, dedicated to providing advice and information for claimants seeking compensation after their work related injury. Since 2000 we have helped thousands receive the compensation they deserve after they have suffered a work-related injury.

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    If you have had a work accident in the last three years, that was not your fault, then our 30-second compensation calculator will give you quick, free and simple advice as to whether you qualify for compensation.

    Date Published: December 15, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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