Burn injury claims are sometimes made when people suffer burns because a third party was negligent. If you’re wondering how you could sustain burn injuries, there are many ways this can happen. While a naked flame can cause burn injuries, this is not the only cause. Electrical burns, burns associated with chemicals, and even those associated with extreme cold can all be experienced. Friction burns are another example. As you can see, burns can potentially happen in many ways, although not all these incidents may result in burn injury claims being made by the affected parties.
For burn injury claims to be a possibility, there should be some evidence that negligence on someone else’s part was the fault of the matter. If proper care had been taken – perhaps in the workplace, for example – no one should have been able to be hurt. While most employers do all they can to keep their employees safe and free from incidents such as these, there could potentially be occasions when someone falls short of their responsibilities. In these situations, some people might potentially be hurt.
The symptoms of burn injuries vary depending on the type and severity of the burn suffered. For example, there are first-, second-, and third-degree burns, and identifying the type will determine the treatment that is required. Treating burn injuries is possible if they are mild and only require first aid. However, if severe burns have been suffered, emergency medical treatment should be sought. Doing this as quickly as possible can help ensure the affected person achieves the best outcome. It is worth noting that any incident where burns are large, or where the face is affected, or where the person is already vulnerable or poorly in some way, should result in medical treatment being sought.
Living with burn injuries
Most burns will cause scars, although minor ones may eventually fade so they are virtually invisible. This will take time, of course, but a good healing process will ensure the scars are very small. However, the more serious the burn injuries are, the more pronounced the long-term effects of burn injuries may be.
This is particularly true if the burns are deep and affect muscle and even bone. A person may end up with restricted movement in the affected part of their body, for instance. If severe facial burns are suffered, they will have the challenge of coming to terms with looking very different for the rest of their life.
As you can imagine – and as you may know if you have suffered burns to one or more parts of your body already – this can be hard to deal with. Medical treatment may mean you need to attend multiple appointments and perhaps even have skin grafts to ensure you get the best outcome and appearance. But more severe burns will always leave scars, even if those scars are minimised with skin grafts and perhaps makeup, too. Coping with the emotional consequences of severe burns, not to mention the limited mobility you might suffer from afterwards, makes these injuries very hard to come to terms with.
If you are curious about burn injury claims, and you are now wondering if there is a chance you could claim anything in your own situation, you are closer to finding out the facts of your case than you may have thought before.
Contact us today to learn of our approach to making burn injury claims
Our personal injury lawyers regularly handle burn injury claims on behalf of our clients. Claiming for burn injuries isn’t typically the first thing someone will think about when they are subjected to burns, either at work, or in an accident such as a vehicle accident, for instance. However, there may come a point when someone could consider this – and that someone could be you. Perhaps that is why you happened upon this page to start with, because you were wondering if a claim might be possible if someone else was the cause of what happened to you.
There is no need to be concerned about finding out more information, since you can get in contact with us without any obligation on your part to continue with your claim – even if you do have a good case. You are in the driving seat, and that means you can find out more about your situation and then decide on what to do next. We’re here to help, just as we have assisted many others like you over more than 16 years.
We are here to help
Accident Advice Helpline is here to provide the assistance you need in making a claim if there is a chance you could receive compensation for your injuries. If you are concerned about the cost of making a claim for burn injuries, we can reassure you by revealing we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis. So, call today on 0800 689 0500 (or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile), and find out whether you could make a claim that takes into account the injuries you have sustained in your accident, wherever it happened. Even if you don’t think you could claim, call us anyway, because you never know until you have spoken to someone who is experienced in personal injury claims and circumstances. And that describes our experienced and friendly team very accurately, indeed. Call now to see what you could do to make a claim.
Date Published: 13th April 2017
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Burn injury claims