Serious burn & scald injury claims

A burn or scald to the skin can cause serious pain and suffering. They can result in significant scarring which could require long-term care, or they may be so serious that skin grafts and extensive treatment are required.

When you make a claim for suffering a burn or scald which wasn’t your fault, you not only receive financial compensation for your physical trauma and loss of earnings, but for the long term emotional difficulties you may now face.

We have handled claims for people severely burned in all kinds of situations, from road traffic collisions to accidents in the workplace. To find out more about making a claim call YouClaim today on 0800 10 757 95.

Types of burns/scalds

We have experience in working with clients who have suffered a range of burns or scalds, in a variety of circumstances, including:

  • Exposure to flames - being in a fire can cause serious life-long problems both physically and psychologically and could happen at home, at work or in any public place
  • Electrical burns – electrocution can occur at home or in the work place and could be caused by a faulty product or issues with wiring/maintenance/fittings
  • Radiation - chemical damage caused by high levels of radiation, most likely in an unsafe place of work
  • Chemical burns - caused by harmful substances and chemicals, either from improper use or a lack of safety features
  • Water scalds - burns from boiling water can cause serious damage, especially in young children
  • Radiator/boiler burns - burning caused by prolonged exposure to hot radiators or boilers

It is estimated that around 112,000 people visit accident and emergency departments each year as a result of burns or scalds, and that at least a further 250,000 people visit GP surgeries for burns and scald injuries.

If your burn or scald was caused by the actions of someone else that it is likely that you will be entitled to take legal action.

Burn injury compensation can help to pay for:

  • Specialised burns treatment
  • Specialised equipment
  • Rehabilitation
  • Medical treatment
  • Long-term care.

Get in touch with YouClaim today

If you have suffered a scald or burn injury as the result of an accident which was not your fault, contact YouClaim as soon as possible.

Our experienced solicitors will investigate and advise you on your best course of action.  Our solicitors are all members of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel, so you can guarantee our expertise, professionalism and integrity in each and every case.

To begin your burn injury claim call us free on 0800 10 757 95 or complete and online claim form and we’ll call you back.

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