Are you claiming North Ayrshire compensation after suffering burns?
Although burns can be caused in a variety of ways, burns caused by a fire can be the most damaging and the most devastating. Unfortunately, when a fire breaks out it can spread very quickly and people can be seriously injured or killed as a result.
In order to try and minimise the damage caused by fires, fire brigades across the country risk their lives to put fires out and rescue people from burning buildings. Although they are able to access most areas within minutes of being called, sometimes this isn’t quick enough to be able to contain the blaze and prevent any injuries from occurring.
When a fire does start, it isn’t normally intended. Although arson does occur, most fires are started accidentally, particularly those which occur in family homes. If, for example, some doesn’t put a cigarette out properly or they leave a cooker or grill unattended, a fire could start. If the people in the property notice the fire quickly enough, they may be able to put the fire out or escape from the building.
However, if they aren’t aware of the blaze or there are no smoke alarms in the property, it could spread quickly and they may not have enough time to try and leave the building. Although severe burns can be devastating, even relatively minor burns can be extremely painful and could leave you with on-going scars.
Fortunately, the treatment of burns has progressed and there are now a range of methods that doctors can use to help ease the pain associated with this type of injury. If you’ve been hurt because of a fire or you’ve suffered burns, it’s likely that you will want those who were responsible for the incident to be held accountable.
If the incident wasn’t your fault, there is a chance that you could claim North Ayrshire compensation for your injuries. If, for example, your television was faulty and it overheated and caused a fire, the manufacturer may be forced to pay you North Ayrshire compensation if it could be proven that they were responsible for the incident.
As this type of injury can require weeks or months of treatment, you may not be up to making a claim for North Ayrshire compensation straightaway. If you don’t feel able to start your claim, there’s no need to panic. Providing you make your claim for North Ayrshire compensation within three years of your injuries occurring, there’s a good chance that you will still be eligible to receive compensation for the harm that you’ve suffered.
If you’re considering making a claim for North Ayrshire compensation or you want to know more about the claims process and how it operates, why not contact us? You can call at any time on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone to find out more.
Date Published: 30th July 2014