For adults, the most common place of burn injury is the workplace.
Workplace injuries often happen due to someone else’s negligence and are therefore subject to a compensation claim.
Our leading burns and open wounds claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you’ve suffered burns or lacerations due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee burns and open wounds claims solicitors
Most of our burns and open wounds injury cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Burns and open wounds explained
If you suffered a burns or open wounds injury and want to claim for compensation, it is important that we arrange a medical consultation to assess the extent of your injury.
A burn injury is usually categorised as first, second or third degree burn:
- First degree burns: damage to the outer layer of skin only, with severe pain at first but a good chance that scarring won’t occur
- Second degree burns: damage to two layers of skin leading to blistering. If the burn is to more than 10% of the body, patients may go into shock due to fluid loss
- Third degree burns: destruction of all three layers of skin, causing serious trauma and often permanent scarring
While most cuts and grazes are minor, the type and size of your open wound are important to define the severity of your injury. There are different types of open wounds:
- Abrasion: A wound with superficial damage to the skin.
- Laceration: A deep cut which can lead to infections if not cleaned and treated properly.
- Punctures: A small but possibly deep hole in your skin which can damage inner organs.
- Avulsion: Part of your skin and the tissue underneath gets torn away.
Naturally, the degree and extent of a burn or open wound injury and the scars they leave behind will greatly affect the prognosis for recovery, which will also have an impact on the amount of rehabilitation you may need and the compensation you might receive.
Most common causes and types of burns and open wounds
There are all kinds of scenarios that can cause burns and open wounds. Here are the most common causes:
What can I claim for?
If you have experienced a personal injury, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Hospital visits
- Medical expenses
After an accident, I have been diagnosed with third degree burns. How will I pay for long-term care?
If you or a loved one suffer from the consequences of a serious burns injury or laceration, it’s natural that in addition to worrying about your recovery, you will be concerned about how to pay for long-term care, should it be required.
We will make sure that expenses such as the cost of nursing care, medical costs and aftercare over the injured person’s lifetime are part of the calculation when a compensation settlement is being considered. We will also include expenses such as those for rehabilitation or modifications to your home in your claim.
What is my burn or open wounds injury compensation claim worth?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If your injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim could be worth thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online personal injury claims calculator.