A Derbyshire workplace accident claim is often made when an innocent victim sustains a burn or scald at work. Although most times, you would expect these to happen in kitchens, they can also happen where there are dangerous substances, as sometimes the victim sustains a chemical burn.
The mental affects of a burn or scald
A burn or scald is a very similar injury, and both are treated in the same way, the difference between them is that a burn is caused by dry heat and a scald by wet heat.
The problem with them both is that they can leave terrible scars, so apart from the pain and suffering the victim will have endured, they can be left with visual affects of their injury. This can cause mental anguish for the victim, and hinder their recovery.
Making a Derbyshire workplace accident claim for mental injuries
The scarring left by burns and scalds can be horrendous for the victim, particularly if they are on the face or neck area that they are so visible to everyone else. Even an outgoing person can become a recluse, because they do not want other people to see them.
In these cases, the courts normally award women more than men, because we live in a society where a woman’s looks are more important, and only men who rely on their face for their living, get a similar amount.
The victim can sometimes have plastic surgery and skin grafts to help, but these can be long and painful processes.
The mental trauma all of this can cause is as much a personal injury as the burn or scald, and needs to be accounted for when a Derbyshire accident at work claim for compensation is made.
Returning to work after a Derbyshire workplace accident claim
Innocent victims can be very worried about returning to work after they have made a Derbyshire workplace accident claim against their employer. If they have been off work for several months, they can find themselves in a very difficult situation.
Someone else will have had to do their job while they were off, and their boss might want to keep that person in the work and find something else for the injured party to do. This depends on what the other work is, and if they want to do it, because if they do not, this can cause them further stress and anxiety.
The amount of hassle the accident that was not their fault has caused
Just from the situation cited above, you can see how someone’s life can be turned upside down by an accident that was not their own fault, and this is why legally they are entitled to compensation, not just for the pain and suffering they have had to endure, but for the impact the injury has had on their life.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we will make sure this is all taken into account, as well as reclaiming any extra costs and losses that have arisen because of the accident. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a Derbyshire workplace accident claim.
Date Published: 11th September 2014