How much is my burn injury claim worth?
Compensation amounts for burns and related injuries all depend on how serious your burns are. Find out how much your claim could be worth with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim?
We specialise in No Win No Fee claims, so we will never ask you to pay money out of your own pocket. We only get paid a fee if we win the compensation you deserve. Most customers tell us they prefer the peace of mind this gives them, which is why we handle around 98% of cases as No Win No Fee claims.
Will I have to have a medical for my burn injury claim?
Yes, even the smallest burn can be very serious if it has gone through enough layers of your skin. So we will usually send you to a specialist near you who can examine your burns and give an expert opinion about them. This makes up an important part of the evidence we will use to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Will I have to go to court for a burn injury claim?
In most cases burn compensation claims are handled between lawyers and insurance companies, so you probably wouldn't have to go to court. In fact, you don't even have to come to our offices if you don't want to. While we have offices all over the country, you're also welcome to deal with us by phone if that's easier for you.
What sort of burn injuries can I claim for?
While every burn injury is different, there are three main classes of burns:
- First-degree burns: this means damage to the top layer of skin. While these burns can be very painful, they should heal fairly quickly
- Second-degree burns: this means damage to the deeper layers of the skin, causing redness and blistering. If more than 10% of the skin has been burned, there is also a risk of the victim going into shock
- Third-degree burns: this means that all three layers of skin have been damaged, leading to severe scarring and possibly skin grafts
Naturally, how much of your body has been burned also affects the seriousness of your injury. Our expert lawyers will take all of these things into account when making a compensation claim on your behalf.
What can I claim for?
If you have received a burns injury where someone else was at fault, the value of your claim can cover all of these things:
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Plastic surgery
- Mobility help
- Changes to your home
- Care costs
While minor burns may not affect your life for more than a few weeks, they still deserve financial compensation where someone else was at fault for your injury. It's also worth bearing in mind that serious burns can be life-changing. So you need and deserve full compensation if this has happened to you.
Who's to blame for my burn injuries?
Most burns happen as a result of avoidable accidents. This often means that equipment in the workplace has been defective, or that proper safety measures for hot or flammable equipment haven't been taken in any of these places:
- Schools and hospitals
- Cafés and restaurants
- Firework displays
The fact is that if you have been burned and it wasn't your fault, it may well be someone else's. So if you think this has happened to you, talk to one of our friendly advisors now on 0800 175 7900.