Burns and scalds can be the most traumatic injuries possible to sustain.
Burns are caused by dry heat, whereas scalds are caused by moisture (liquid, steam, etc). There are different classifications of burns and scalds, depending on their severity:
First degree – a minor burn, a first degree injury will likely be red, sore to the touch, but will heal fairly quickly
Second degree – patients suffering from a second degree burn will experience blistering, pain and scarring
Third degree – the most serious types of burn often require skin grafts or even amputation to heal
If you work in a kitchen, factory, industrial setting or anywhere else around flame or hot liquids, you could be at risk of suffering a burn or scald. Your employer has an obligation to provide you with the right training to handle such materials. They should also provide you with personal protective equipment (PPE) to mitigate the risk of these injuries occurring. If they fail to do this, the consequences can be devastating.
A burn or scald injury can have a distressing affect on you and your loved ones. You may have suffered such an injury at work through no fault of your own, If so, you could be entitled to claim Hammersmith and Fulham accident at work compensation. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have many years of experience helping workers receive compensation after an accident at work. If you have been hurt within the past three years, you could be eligible for our help.
How much could you claim in Hammersmith and Fulham accident at work compensation?
The amount you could receive in compensation will take the severity of the injury into account. In addition, the amount will be affected by the repercussions you have had to face because of your accident.
If you have had to take unpaid time off work to recover, you should be compensated for those lost wages. Similarly, if you have had to pay for things like medical treatment, you should be reimbursed for those outgoings. If you were not in any way to blame for your injuries, why should you be left to pay? At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ll fight to make sure you are awarded the maximum amount, in Hammersmith and Fulham accident at work compensation.
You can see roughly how much this could amount to by filling in our online claims calculator. Alternatively, call our helpline to have your case assessed by a claims adviser. Our friendly team is here to help. We handle all calls with professionalism and courtesy. We know that recovering from a burn injury can be a trying time, but we’re here to make life just that little bit easier.
To find out more about seeking compensation after suffering a burn or scald at work, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 30th August 2014
Author: David Brown