The most common place for burn and scald injuries to occur is in kitchens, but they can happen in other places as well, leading to calls for an injury compensation solicitor in Sutton Coldfield. Workers in foundries and steelworks for example, also have a high risk of sustaining this type of injury. If you work in the Sutton Coldfield area of the West midlands though, it is unlikely to happen in one of these factory type environments, because it is a mainly residential are. What is does have is a huge number of restaurants, a large hospital that has canteens for both the staff and the public, and several big schools that provide hot meals for the pupils at midday.
If anyone is burned or scalded in one of these places, and the accident that caused their injury was not their own fault, they may well deicide to look for an injury compensation solicitor on Sutton Coldfield to help with their compensation claim.
Burns and scalds
Burns and scalds, although one is caused by wet heat and the other by dry heat, are very similar injuries that are treated in the same way. How it is treated depends on the severity of the injury, all of them being classified as one of the following.
- 1st degree burns are the mildest. They will redden the skin and be very painful, but will not blister and generally do not leave scars.
- 2nd degree burns go deeper into the skin. They will blister and leave scars. The blisters need care and attention so that they do not get infected. These burns are very painful.
- 3rd degree burns go even deeper and burn into the flesh. The severity of these burns can mean that the nerves are destroyed, and they can therefore be painless. The consequences can be far worse. A limb can be so badly damaged by a burn it has to be amputated.
- 4th, 5th and 6th degree burns are usually only mentioned at post mortems and inquests, as they are so severe the victim does not survive.
You will see from this that it does not matter how mild or severe your burn or scald injury is, you are going to experience much pain and suffering, and of course, many of them leave very unpleasant scars.
Using our injury compensation solicitor in Sutton Coldfield to make a compensation claim
If you have been injured in this way, or any other way, because of the actions of someone else, the law says you can claim compensation. Making a claim is a legal process that would be far too complicated for most inexperienced victims, and that is why you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
We are a law firm that specialises just in personal injury claims, an we have over 14 years experience of successfully claiming the compensation innocent victims were entitled to.
Our expertise and knowledge has meant we have been able to simplify the processes of claiming, so that they are efficient and as stress free as possible. This is helped by the fact that we use the no win no fee* agreement, so that you do not have to concern yourself with the financing of your claim. If for any reason it is not won, we will not send you a bill for legal fees.
Claiming with an injury compensation solicitor in Sutton Coldfield
There is a three year time limit on most claims, so don’t lose out on the compensation you could be entitled to, call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500, today. If you prefer to use your mobile, call 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 19th October 2014
Author: David Brown