Dunvengan Castle and Gardens is within Dunvegan town in Isle of Skye, Scotland. The town has a bakery, a restaurant and bread and breakfast accommodation B & B in addition to other facilities where you can enjoy fresh fish dishes.
The castle was at one time surrounded by water but today it is surrounded by 5 acres of gardens with a rich variety of plants, flowers, water pools, waterfalls and streams and woodland which you can visit. This is quite unique unlike the moorland that is typical of this Isle of Skye area.
You or someone you know may have got a burn or been scalded in a busy kitchen while working in one of Dunvegans local B&B’s. If you had to seek medical attention then you will probably need a lawyer in Dunvegan.
Finding help from Accident Advice Helpline
Making the phone call to Accident Advice Helpline on their 24/7 helpline will get you started. You will receive free advice and they will connect you with an experienced lawyer in Dunvegan who will process your claim fully.
They also have a 30 second test which you can take if you would like to know if your claim is valid and how much compensation you may claim through a specialist lawyer in Dunvegan.
Burns and scalds which are dealt with by a lawyer in Dunvegan
Burns and scald may arise when you get in touch with fire, hot objects, electricity, chemicals, radiation and hot liquids. Proper safety measures should be installed and taken in kitchens and all areas that pose a danger.
Staff working in kitchens and with hazardous materials should be trained to handle such things properly. Oven gloves should be provided. Electrical and chemical burns are serious burns, which require immediate medical attention.
If Health and Safety regulations are not adhered to and a no-fault victim gets injured, the party at fault will be held liable
- Pain and inflammation – burns and scalds can be very painful even when they are minor. Paracetamol, ibuprofen, acetaminophen and morphine are given to control pain.
- Red or peeling skin.
- Blisters – do not burst any blisters because they might attract infections. Capillaries and soft tissues lose water through blistering.
- Fever – is usually reported which is caused by burns and scalds which drives temperatures up above 38 degrees C.
- Shock – patients can suffer from shock which is life-threatening. Symptoms include pale skin, shallow or fast breathing, unconsciousness and rapid pulse.
- Heatstroke – causes vomiting, headaches, fainting, dizziness and nausea.
- White skin or charred skin – indicates full thickness burns where all the three layers of the skin are affected.
- Infections – wounds can attract bacteria. In case a patient shows any signs of cellulitis infection which causes redness and swelling in severe burns, intravenous antibiotics are administered.
Date Published: 5th February 2014
Author: David Brown