Burns and scalds happen to victims every day and most people associate them with working in a kitchen or somewhere similar. This is not always the case though, they can be caused by chemicals, sunbeds and hot machinery. Burns and scalds are both damage to the skin caused by heat, the difference being:
- Burns are caused by dry heat such as fire or hot metal
- Scalds are caused by wet heat such as water or steam
The severity of the burn or scald can vary greatly, but they are both treated in the same way.
If you have sustained a burn or scald because of the actions of someone else, contacting no win no fee solicitors is a sensible thing to do.
UK law says that if you were injured because of the fault or negligence of someone else, providing the injury was bad enough to need medical attention and the accident took place within the last three years, you should be financially compensated by the guilty party. This is where Accident Advice Helpline can help you.
A no win no fee in Basingstoke claim for a burn or scald
Firstly you should get your burn or scald examined by a medical practitioner to ensure it is treated and no infections occur. If the nerves have been destroyed by the burn or scald, victims might not believe that the injury is severe because they will feel no pain, but in fact it is probably worse.
Severe burns to limbs can result in amputation and it is not unusual for plastic surgery to be needed in some cases because of the scarring caused by this type of injury. At some time most of us will have heard of the three main types of burn classifications – first, second or third degree burns- but you will rarely hear of the other three – fourth, fifth or sixth degree – because they are normally only mentioned in an autopsy report.
No win no fee in Basingstoke with Accident Advice Helpline
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. Thousands of victims have used our knowledge and expertise to obtain the compensation that they’re entitled to.
Accident Advice Helpline have a freephone number, 0800 189 0500, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so we will be there whenever you need us. You can speak to one of our friendly advisors, in confidence and without any obligation to proceed unless you want to. Any advice they give you is free of charge and will be enough for you to make the decision about continuing with a no win no fee in Basingstoke personal injury claim. 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.
Date Published: 22nd January 2014
Author: David Brown