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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

    Solicitors in Isle of Mull

    Have you been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault within the last three years? If so, you are entitled to use solicitors in Isle of Mull to help you make a claim for personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you make the best possible case.

    Burns and scalds

    Burns and scalds damage the skin that has been injured because of extreme heat. The difference between the two is:

    • Burns are caused by dry heat from a fire, on iron or something similar
    • Scalds are caused by wet heat such as water or steam

    Treatment for both of these injuries is the same, however, if you suffer from either injury as a result of an accident in which you were a blameless victim of, then you should consider using solicitors in Isle of Mull to help you to make an injury compensation claim.

    Using first aid until you can get help

    If this case ever happens to you or anyone around you, where you have been burned or scalded, then here are a few things that you can do, to make you feel more comfortable until professional help can get to you.

    • If there is any clothing or jewellery near the injury, remove it if you can safely.  Do not try and remove anything that is stuck to the skin
    • Make sure the victim is kept warm with a blanket, but take care not to rub the burn with it
    • Cover the burn with a layer of cling film
    • Give painkillers to treat any pain
    • The victim should be moved away from the heat source that is causing the burn or scald
    • Cool down the burn with lukewarm water for 10 – 30 minutes.  Do not use ice, iced water, any greasy creams or butter – just water

    The next thing you should do is to go to the hospital. Many people over the course of a year, visit their hospital with either burns or scalds. In fact, over 13,000 patients are admitted each year because their burn or scald injuries are so serious.

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    The most vulnerable people where burns and scalds are concerned are children under 5 and pregnant women, they should seek medical attention as soon as possible.

    The law in the UK says that if you have suffered an injury in an accident which was not your own fault, then the person responsible should be made to give you compensation. You should make an injury compensation claim against them using solicitors in Isle of Mull.

    Solicitors in Isle of Mull

    The next thing you should do is contact Accident Advice Helpline. You have 3 years from the date of the incident to do this and to put your claim in motion. Since 2000, we have been helping blameless victims of accidents with their claims, so they could get the compensation that was legally and morally their entitlement. We work in partnership with an extensive network of specialist solicitors, including solicitors in Isle of Mull and the surrounding area.

    We have a freephone landline number, 0800 689 0500, or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone (charges may vary), where you can speak to one of our friendly advisers, in confidence and without any obligation to proceed unless you want to.  Any advice they give you is free of charge.  You could also complete our online claim form or try our 30-second test, which is there to give some guidance as to an amount of compensation you can expect to receive.

    We operate on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis so you won’t have to pay anything upfront to start your case. Call now and let us help you to get the compensation you deserve.

    Date Published: 10th April 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.