A burn or scald to the skin can cause serious pain and suffering for the victim. The effects are often severe with long-term, visible scarring and loss of functionality and dexterity just some of the symptoms people can experience.
Burns are most commonly caused by exposure to flames, hot objects, hot liquids (scalds), or radiation (e.g. sunburn). Electrical burns are less common, but are potentially more serious, as the depth of the burn is usually greater than is apparent, and cardiac arrhythmias may occur.
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 the burn or scald was caused by the fault of another party, then the victim is likely entitled to take legal action against those responsible and receive the compensation they deserve.
People who suffer from severe burns or scalding often have to go through painful and lengthy treatments to heal their damaged skin, and are often left with scarring even when their injuries have repaired fully.
Burn injury compensation can help to pay for:
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 serious injury solicitors will investigate and advise you on your best course of action. What's more, we work on a no win, no fee basis which means that you are protected from having to pay legal costs in the event your claim is not successful.
To begin your burn injury claim call us free on 0800 10 757 95 or complete the form opposite and we will call you back.
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