Burn injury claim information and advice
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your burn injury claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 5659.
Do you have a burn injury?
We know that burn injuries can be very painful and traumatic. An injury may have a huge impact on your life and activities, preventing you from driving, working, looking after your family, and doing what you enjoy.
Burns can also leave you with visible, disfiguring scars. This may make it hard to resume normal life.
When you have an accident, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. If the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist help.
Making a claim for your burn injury and trying to get compensation might seem like extra hassle, but we make it simple to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly.
Compensation can really help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. It also compensates you for the pain and suffering. If you suffer a more serious injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.
Get the right treatment for your burn injury
Each year in the UK, some 250,000 people suffer a burn injury, with around 5% admitted to hospital¹. Most burns arise from flame injury or a scald, but burn injury can also be caused by an accident involving electricity, chemicals, friction, or even extreme cold.
If your accident happened in the workplace or in a public place, it’s a good idea to make sure that details are recorded in that location’s accident book. Later, this may help you to claim compensation.
When you have an accident that causes a burn, it’s essential to seek prompt medical attention to identify the degree of injury. A first-degree burn may require first aid, but a third-degree burn will need urgent medical help.
Many burns cause scars. Minor ones may fade and become virtually invisible, but more serious injuries have longer-term consequences and may restrict movement. If an injury affects your face, this presents additional challenges.
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Why claim for a burn injury?
Treating a burn injury may be a lengthy process. Serious injuries may require skin grafts, multiple appointments and medication on prescription.
If you need to take long periods off work, you may find it difficult to keep up with the mortgage, rent or household bills. You might also have to depend on someone else to help you. Claiming compensation for loss of earnings could enable you and your family to cope.
When the burn injury happens in your workplace, you may be able to claim compensation. Your employer has a duty to keep you safe. For example, if you work with chemicals, you should have been trained to handle them safely.
Some accidents are preventable. Making a claim can flag up hazardous working conditions, and help to improve a working environment. This may reduce the risk of others suffering similar accidents.
If your employer was negligent and could have done more to keep you safe, you can claim compensation. Usually, your employer’s liability insurance will cover the compensation award, so no one will lose out.
Can you claim for your burn injury?
We help people to claim compensation for a wide range of burn injuries.
Each case is different, but we will work on your behalf to make sure you get the right amount of compensation.
To make a claim, generally you’ll need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:
- Did your accident leave you a burn injury?
- Did someone else cause the accident?
- Did the accident resulting in a burn injury happen in the last three years?
As we help you to build your case, we’ll consider:
- Your pain and suffering
- Any loss of earnings due to time off work
- Impact on your ability to work and earn in future
- The effects your injury has had on your social life and hobbies
- Costs of medical treatment, medication and home adaptation
- Any care you’ve received, even if it’s been given for free
How do you start a claim for a burn injury?
It’s simple and free to find out if you can claim. Just call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 689 5659, who will tell you if we can help.
We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim, but we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, put you in touch with experts, and guide you through the process of making a successful claim.
We will help you pull together all you need to support your claim, and lead you through each step. We take the burden and do the hard work for you.
There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything. Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee**. Whatever the outcome, you won’t be out of pocket. To find out more, call 0800 689 5659.
The quickest way to start your claim is to fill in our online claim form. One of our advisors will then get in touch to discuss the details of your claim, and help you to get the compensation you’re due.
Alternatively, our online claim calculator can give you an idea of how much compensation you could receive if your claim is successful.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As one of the UK’s leading compensation claim specialists, we work for thousands of people who have been injured through no fault of their own. We will help you make a successful compensation claim and get you the right support to aid your recovery.
Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 689 5659, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
Our friendly, legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.
¹”Burns and scalds”: NICE CKS Dec 2017