Burns and scalds are injuries that not many people worry about on a day to day basis, but they can happen nearly anywhere, and the consequences can be life shattering. From simple irritation to scarring, amputations and even, in some cases, death, burns and scalds can be endless sources of emotional, physical and financial stress. Our Pontypridd no win no fee solicitors understand this and are here to help anyone suffering from burns that were not their fault get the compensation they need to help recover from their injuries and trauma.
Common causes of burns and scalds
Burns and scalds are sometimes the by-product of an accident that people wouldn’t necessarily associate them with, such as car accidents and slips and trips. Whether it be faulty electrics or carelessness with hazardous substances such as boiling water, burns and scalds can occur at home, work, and just in public places. Through no fault of your own, you could have serious and life-changing injuries which our Pontypridd no win no fee solicitors know can make life grind to a halt, but our solicitors are here to change that.
Different types of burns
Burns range from first degree, to fourth and even fifth, though these usually result in death and are only posthumously defined this way.
First-degree burns are minor burns that cause the skin to redden and be somewhat irritable for a short period of time. As only the top layer of skin is damaged, there is no serious risk from this type of burn.
Second-degree burns are more serious and painful than first degree and damage deeper layers of skin, causing blistering that can lead to infections once burst. The skin will also be red and look wet due to the loss of fluid, and can cause the burn victims to go into shock.
Third-degree burns are the most serious of these burns and can cause damage deep in the muscles and ligaments of the injured area. The victim will usually feel no pain from this type of burn due to the destruction of the nerves, and will usually require skin grafts from uninjured areas to treat them. These will almost always leave scars and could lead to amputations and other life-altering issues.
How Pontypridd no win no fee solicitors can help
If your claim is eligible then our Pontypridd no win no fee solicitors are here and ready to help you get your life back on track, and get you the money you need and deserve. All you need to do is contact us at Accident Advice Helpline directly to find out if our solicitors can help, or fill in our 30-second test for a quick look into how much you may deserve. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 19th November 2014
Author: David Brown