If you need to make a personal injury legal claim in Barry, it could be because you have been burned or scalded in an accident that was not your own fault.
The difference between burns and scalds for a personal injury legal claim in Barry
The is only one difference between burns and scalds:
- Burns are from dry heat, usually flames of some sort or maybe from contact with something really hot. Sometimes, chemicals cause burns.
- Scalds are from wet heat, usually hot liquids or steam.
The results of them both are the same sort of injury that are treated in a similar way.
The ways burns and scalds happen
Burns and scald happen in a multitude of different ways, many of them being accidents at work.
People who work in kitchens are particularly vulnerable to this type of injury, just by the very nature of the work they do. It is not unusual for a boiling saucepan to be knocked over, or a tin of hot fat dropped and both of theses scenarios can cause some very nasty burns and scalds.
Of course, people often sustain this sort of injury through their own fault in their own homes, and unfortunately, they cannot make a personal injury legal claim in Barry, as one of the stipulations for claiming compensation is that someone else must have been to blame.
Customers of all types of food outlets are another typical example of how burns and scalds can happen, and laundries can be a danger too. There are a whole host of other ways these injuries can happen and if someone else caused it to happen to you, you could be entitled to make a personal injury legal claim in Barry.
The degrees of burns and scalds
The medical profession slot each of these injuries into a degree band, so it is easily recognisable how severe the injury is.
- 1st degree burns do not break the skin or blister but leave very painful red marks.
- 2nd degree burns blister and are deeper in the skin. Blisters can be a problem all of their own, because they can get infected if care is not taken. This degree of burn often leaves nasty scars, which require skin grafts or plastic surgery to restore some normality to the burned area.
- 3rd degree burns are sometimes the least painful of the burns because they burn so deeply, the nerves can be destroyed and so not pain is then felt. This severity of burns sometimes leads to amputations, as there is no way to save a limb that is this severely burned.
- 4th, 5th, and 6th degree burns are the most severe of all and are usually only mentioned after death, at post-mortems or autopsies.
Whichever degree of burn you have sustained, as long as you have survived, Accident Advice Helpline will be able to help you with a personal injury legal claim in Barry. If the victim did not survive the accident that caused them to be burned so badly, Accident Advice Helpline can help the family of the deceased make a fatal injury claim.
All you need to do is call our free helpline on 0800 689 0500 and talk to one of our friendly, professional advisors today to start your claim.
Date Published: 7th October 2014