Burns and Scarring
Burns can be an incredibly painful injury, possibly leading to scarring and disfigurement, as well as affecting vital organs. Not only are there physical effects of burns, but victims of these injuries can also suffer emotional and psychological distress related to the injury.
Causes of burns and scarring
The most common type of burn is caused by a heat injury to the skin, for example from flames, hot liquids (scalds) and radiation (sunburn). Less usual are electrical burns, which can be more serious. Finally, corrosive chemicals coming into contact with the skin can also cause serious injury.
Other causes of burns and scarring include:
- Involvement in road traffic accidents
- Animal attacks
- Cleaning products
Unfortunately, almost 45 per cent of all severe burn and scald incidents happen to children under five years old, usually taking place in the kitchen or bathroom when unsupervised children fall into very hot baths.
Compensation for burns and scarring
A large percentage of burns are minor and can be treated without professional care. However, if you have suffered any form of burn or scarring from an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. Any compensatory result to your claim would take into account the physical and psychological effects of your injury, so every case will be different.
Claims Direct can help
Our lawyers are experts in personal injury claims. If you have suffered from burns or scarring because of an incident that was not your fault, Claims Direct can help you make a claim for compensation.
We will also ensure that you get the rehabilitation you need and put you in touch with support groups.
For a free initial discussion, call Claims Direct or leave your details on our online form - we'll get in touch when it's most convenient for you.SHARE THIS