Compensation for burn injuries
Burn injuries can occur from many different accidents, and can involve chemicals, radiation, steam or friction. They may be caused by coming into contact with hot surfaces or liquids without appropriate protection, an accident at work or in a public place, in a road traffic accident or due to a faulty product.
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make a burn injury compensation claim.
Levels of compensation
Compensation for a burn injury is usually split into one of three categories depending on how severe your injuries are:
- 1st degree burns – Considered to be the mildest type of burn. They affect the first layer of the skin (known as the epidermis).
- 2nd degree burns – Known as partial thickness burns, these burns cause pain, redness, swelling and blistering to the first and second layer (the dermis) of skin.
- 3rd degree burns – Resulting in white or blackened areas of skin, they penetrate the dermis and affect deeper tissues, possibly causing numbness.
The severity of the burns will affect the level of compensation you are entitled to but you can also claim for long-term problems, such as disfigurement, scarring, amputation, emotional damage and side effects, such as breathing problems or infection.
The burn injury compensation you receive could help you to cover the costs of on-going medical care and treatment, plus any charges you have incurred as a result of not being able to work.
How we can help with your burn injury compensation claim
Our team of expert personal injury lawyers are experienced in supporting burn victims claim compensation for their injuries.
- No win, no fee services
- Help with rehabilitation for your injuries
- A friendly team of experts
We are also members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel – a specialist qualification held by experienced personal injury solicitors – and work with a number of local and nationwide charities.