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Burn Injury Claims

Have you been burned or scalded by a faulty product, or as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault? You could be entitled to compensation. The serious injury solicitors at Jefferies have dealt with burn injury claims for many years and are ready to help you secure the compensation you deserve. Talk to us about burn injury claims, we are here to help you.

To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form.

Over the years, our highly skilled and experienced serious injury solicitors have managed a diverse range of successful burn injury compensation claims. Our previous cases have involved burns from heat and cold, burns from electricity, chemicals, and even minor friction burns.

The most common causes of burn injuries are faulty goods or accidents in the workplace. Whether you’ve suffered 1st, 2nd or 3rd-degree burns, we can help you to win the compensation you deserve.

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BURN AND SCALD INJURIES

Burns and scalds, no matter how small, can often cause serious, life-changing injuries, resulting in a lifetime of pain and suffering. More serious burns and scalds can cause damage to nerves, muscles, tendon damage, ligament damage, permanent scarring and, in some cases, death.

In addition, burn scars will often contract, resulting in reduced mobility and in some cases lasting psychological trauma.

Depending on the severity of the burn or scald and the location on the body, victims may have to have body parts amputated, for example, if their arm has been seriously burnt, it may have to be removed. In addition, victims of burns or scalds may need extensive plastic or cosmetic surgery. Burns victims usually require a wide range of rehabilitation programs to aid in their recovery.

At Jefferies, our expert solicitors deal with a wide variety of compensation claims involving burns with heat, but can also handle burns caused by cold, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, radiation or friction. Our experienced team of personal injury and burns compensation claims solicitors can also help victims who have been scalded by steam or hot liquids. We regularly help them claim the compensation they deserve all on a no win, no fee basis.

If you have suffered a burn or scald injury and you believe someone else is to blame, contact call 0800 342 3206 or fill out our contact form.

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 How much compensation?

The exact amount of compensation you may be entitled to claim for your burn injury will depend on your specific circumstances. How much compensation is decided based upon several factors including the pain, suffering and loss a victim may have experienced. The figures below serve as a guide to the amount you may receive for your burn injury alone.

Type of burn injury or scarring

Potential compensation

Minor burn injury that affects only a small area £1,000 – £2,989
Moderate burn injury that leaves prominent scarring £2,898 – £19,250
Severe burn injury (3rd-degree burns) £19,250 – £83,550
Minor scarring £1,750 – £6,240
Visible scarring £6,240 – £18,120
Scarring due to thermal or non-thermal heat or chemicals The exact amount of compensation awarded will depend on the location and severity of the scarring

You may also be able to claim for financial loss sustained as a result of the accident. If you have had to take time off work because of your injuries, you may be able to claim for loss of earnings. In addition, you may be able to recover the cost of any clothing or belongings damaged in your accident. A compensation claim can also help to cover the cost of specialist treatment, rehabilitation or camouflage makeup to help conceal permanent scarring and boost self-confidence.

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Common causes and victims of Burns and Scald Injuries

Anyone of any age can suffer a burn or scald. However, the most at-risk group of people are children and the elderly as their skin is usually more delicate.

Our solicitors deal with a wide variety of burns and scald accident compensation claims. We have helped many people from all walks of life claim compensation for their injuries. However, the most common types of accidents we deal with are caused by:

Road accidents

  • Burns suffered from exploding airbags
  • Defective heated seats
  • Cars catching fire after accidents

Accidents at work

  • Burns from chemicals
  • Burns suffered due to faulty or inappropriate safety gear supplied

We recently helped a client claim compensation for an accident at work claim following a burn injury. Read about this case study here.

Accidents during surgeries or operations

Accidents in public places

  • Burns or scalds in restaurants, cafes from hot food or drinks
  • Spillages of hot food or drinks

Accidents in schools or nurseries

  • Accidents from hot pipes
  • Staff leaving hot drinks where children can reach them

These are just a few examples of the types of burn and scald injury claims our expert solicitors deal with.

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn or a scald due to someone else’s negligence or through no fault of your own, contact a member of our team and get your compensation claim started today.

As part of a successful claim, you will not only be compensated for the pain and suffering associated with your burn, but we can also help you claim back other losses. These might include loss of earnings if you have been unable to work, or the cost of replacing clothes or belongings damaged in your accident. We may also be able to help you claim the costs of camouflage makeup, which can help to conceal permanent scarring.

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AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION IN BURN INJURY CLAIMS

All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two distinct factors – general damages and special damages.

GENERAL DAMAGES

The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.

Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based on your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.

SPECIAL DAMAGES

However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.

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Talk to Jefferies Solicitors About BURN INJURY CLAIMS

We provide free, no-obligation advice to help you to understand the best course of action, even if that means not making a claim. If you do wish to make a burn injury claim, we will guide you step by step throughout your claim. Whether your case involves hot fluid, chemicals, or electricity, our solicitors are perfectly placed to manage your claim and get you the compensation that you deserve.

Burns can range in severity from short-term discomfort to permanent scarring or even amputation. Our serious injury solicitors don’t simply fight for compensation. They will assist in getting you the help and support that you and your family may need in the wake of your accident.

We understand how distressing serious injuries can be, we strive to make the whole process as simple as possible. We do all the hard work, compiling a case and handling all communication on your behalf so that you can focus on your recovery.

To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team. 

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