People make claims for compensation for all sorts of injuries. If you have suffered an accident that resulted in you being burned, then you have the same right to make a claim as someone who has a broken arm or leg. The first thing that is needed is the services of a good injury lawyer in Fawkham. The area may have a selection for you, so making that final decision needs some deliberation.
Types of burn injuries
Burn injuries vary greatly in type and severity. While the majority of burns are minor injuries which will heal easily at home, severe burns can be some of the most painful and psychologically damaging a person can sustain, and may be cause for months spent in hospital. Psychological damages are often multiplied if the burns occurred on visible areas of the body such as the arms and face, particularly if permanent scarring has taken place.
Burns are often thought to be caused by only heat, but in fact they but can also be caused by exposure to electricity, light, radiation, friction and chemicals. Sofa burn injuries are an example of burns resulting from a chemical — in this case, the offending substance is known to be dimethyl fumarate.
Burn injuries can be devastating. Not only does the person have to go through extreme pain whilst recovering, but they are also often left with after-effects, not only visually but also physically. Someone who has suffered extreme burning will not have the same ability to adjust to extreme temperatures as someone with healthy skin; they may also have lost mobility in their limbs due to the skin tightening as it repairs.
How can you claim?
The first thing that you must be able to prove is that the burn was the result of an accident caused through someone else’s negligence. You must also be able to show that the accident occurred within the last three years. A medical report of your initial treatment showing that the burn occurred at the time will also be needed. You then need to speak to someone to get advice on how to proceed and find out what costs may be incurred.
Accident Advice Helpline
Before you approach an injury lawyer in Fawkham, why not give Accident Advice Helpline a call and get some no-obligation advice? You can call on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The call places you under no obligation and you will be given a quick test to confirm that you are eligible to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline have been helping people with claims for personal injury of all types for over 15 years and have the backing of Esther Rantzen, who has long been a campaigner for consumer rights in the UK. If you have any questions about making claim following a burn injury, call us today.
Date Published: 13th November 2013
Author: David Brown