If you have suffered any kind of burn injury, we understand the pain and distress this may have caused. We help people who have suffered burns at the hands of somebody else’s negligence claim the compensation they deserve, and provide support and guidance throughout the legal process.
If you’d like to talk to our personal injury experts about a potential claim for burn injury compensation, you can call us free on 0808 164 0808. Or, you can request a call back and one of our team will get in touch with you.
Claiming for burn injuries
If you think you have a burn injury claim, our team can help you. Our burn injury lawyers will represent any individual who has sustained burns of first degree up to and including fourth degree, at the fault of another party.
Burns can have a lasting impact on a person’s life, which is why believe everyone who suffers a no-fault burn injury should be given appropriate legal advice. We recognise many people with burns may need further medical help, corrective surgery or possibly therapy to help with psychological impact. Our serious injury lawyers will help anyone who needs ongoing support, such as rehabilitation.
Burn injury claims FAQs
Below, we’ve answered some frequently asked questions about burn injury compensation claims:
What are some common causes of burn injuries?
Common environments and circumstances that can lead to a burn injury may include:
- criminal injury – attacks or assaults;
- working in professional kitchens – being scalded by hot water, for example;
- industrial plants;
- jobs involving chemicals.
Can you help with chemical burn injury claims?
The two most common causes of chemical burns are workplace accidents, and sadly, acid attacks. Both can be severe and cause lasting damage, which is why it’s important for anyone who goes through this to receive the support they need; medically, legally and psychologically.
Our burn injury lawyers have helped many people seek chemical burn at work compensation claims, and have represented individuals who were victims of criminal attacks that caused injury. We approach all cases with sensitivity and understanding, and will work with you to make sure you are kept fully updated throughout the course of your claim.
How much is my burn claim worth?
Your burn injury claim will be assessed based on the severity and impact of your burn.
Burns are categorised on the basis of how seriously an individual’s skin is damaged and the layer of skin affected.
Burns are generally defined by four main types:
- Superficial epidermal burn. This is where the epidermis is damaged. The skin is often red, slightly swollen and painful but is not blistered.
- Superficial dermal burn. A superficial dermal burn is where two layers of the skin are damaged, the epidermis and the dermis. This type of burn turns the skin to be pale pink and may cause some small blisters.
- Deep dermal or partial thickness burn. This type of burn is where the epidermis and the dermis are damaged. It makes the skin turn red and blotchy. The skin can become dry or moist; and it may become swollen or blistered.
- Full thickness burn. The epidermis, dermis and subcutis are all damaged in this type of burn. The skin is often burnt away and the tissue underneath can appear pale or blackened, while the remaining skin will be dry and white, brown or black with no blisters. The texture of the skin is generally leathery or waxy.
How long do I have to make a burn injury claim?
As with most personal injury cases, you would need to bring your claim within three years of the incident taking place.
A child under the age of 18 has until their 21st birthday to bring a burn injury compensation claim. This time limit is known as the limitation period.
Contact our burn injury solicitors
If you or a loved one have sustained a burn injury due to the fault of another, and would like to discuss a potential burn claim please call us on 0808 164 0808 for a free, no-obligation chat. Or, you can complete the request a call back form and we will call you.
In general you have three years from the date of injury or reasonable knowledge of injury to bring a cycling accident compensation claim. There are some exceptions to this rule for instance where the matter involves a child in which case the child has three years from the date of their 18th birthday to bring a claim, therefore expiring on the individual’s 21st birthday. It is important to speak to a legal team as early as possible to avoid any issues with limitation dates.