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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    injury lawyers Woodhouse Eaves

    Burns and Scalds – more than just physical scars

    Scarring much more than just your skin, the emotional scars left from being burnt or scalded can paralyse your daily life.

    How were you burnt or scalded?

    As with all compensation claims submitted to our injury lawyers in Woodhouse Eaves, the accident, incident or event that resulted in you being burnt or scalded must not have been your fault.

    Previous clients have been burnt or scalded because:

    • They were unaware that the water they plunged their hands into was boiling
    • Steam escaping from an unguarded vent caused the skin to be severely scalded
    • Some clients were also chemically burnt through being inadequately trained in the use of chemicals

    Was it a workplace accident?

    Many customers who need the help of an injury lawyers in Woodhouse Eaves were burnt or scalded at work. As has already been suggested, some people who sought the help of injury lawyers Woodhouse Eaves were chemically burnt.

    With the increase of chemical use in many workplace settings, it is essential that all employees receive the correct training in the proper use of such chemicals. What can be fatal is the mixing of chemicals. Spilling the solution on the skin can have far reaching effects but what can also be incredibly dangerous are the fumes that can be given off when the incorrect chemicals are mixed together.

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    How are burns and scalds treated?

    The major concern with burns or scalds is infection. The skin has several layers to its composition and removing of the top layers of skin, removes the protection – germs and microbes can quickly make their way into the wound.

    The deeper the burn or scald, the bigger and longer lasting the scarring will be. Some clients have found themselves facing skin grafts – a successful but painful series of operations.

    Can Accident Advice Helpline & injury lawyers in Woodhouse Eaves help you?

    We don’t just help people who have received burns and scalds make claims for compensation – we help anyone who has been hurt as a result of an accident that was not their fault, regardless of the type of injuries they received.

    If you have been hurt and think you may have a claim, why not call Accident Advice Helpline, free, on 0800 689 0500? Only have a mobile? No problem call from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.

    Date Published: 15th November 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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