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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

    Personal injury lawyer in Quendale


    Burns and scalds

    Hopefully you will never have to go to hospital because of an accident that results in you having burns or some scalding, although it is estimated that somewhere in the region of 13,000 people a year have to visit hospitals with scalding and burn injuries.

    That’s far too many people being burnt in accidents. However, if the accident was not of their own making, but the fault of someone else, then they may be entitled to make a personal injury claim. To do so, they may want to use a personal injury lawyer in Quendale.

    Although burns and scalds happen in different ways — burns with dry heat and scalds with wet heat — the body reacts to them in the same way and they are treated in the same way. There are different types of burns, which are put into categories depending on how deep the burn penetrates.

    First-degree burns

    This is where only the top layers of skin is burnt. Usually a first-degree burn reddens and is very sore for quite a short period, but as it doesn’t go below the top layer of skin there should be no blistering. These are the most minor of burns.

    Second-degree burns

    This is a deeper burn which, unless the nerves have been destroyed, will be extremely painful. This burn can produce blisters, which can cause other problems if they get infected once they have burst. The victims lose fluid through the burns, and if this happens to any large degree then they may go into shock.

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    Third-degree burns

    These are some of the most dangerous burns. The skin will have been burnt totally away, and the muscles, tendons and organs below could be damaged. The nerves will have been destroyed, so the victim may not feel any pain.

    Third-degree burns take a long time to heal, may need skin grafts from other parts of the body, and it is unusual for them not to leave scars. Death sometimes occurs from third-degree burns, unless the area burnt is only small.

    Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-degree burns

    These burns normally result in deathm and it is only at post-mortems that the names are generally used.

    If you have sustained burns in any accident that was not your fault, the guilty party should compensate you and you may want to make a personal injury claim using a personal injury lawyer in Quendale to help you to make your claim.

    How to treat burns

    Because of the large variations in the severity of burns, treating them varies greatly as well. Most UK hospitals have specialists to deal with them, and a lot have whole departments dedicated to treating burn and scald victims.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline have dealt with numerous burn and scald injury claims among the many thousands we have handled over the last 15 years.

    On our website there is a test that takes just 30 seconds from start to finish to let you know if you can make a claim, and roughly what level of compensation you can expect. Or, call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123.

    Date Published: 10th March 2014

    Author: David Brown

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