Claiming compensation for serious burn injuries

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A burning forge with flames is pictured. Many serious burn injuries occur at work.

Burn injuries are the fourth most common injury after road traffic accidents, falls and violence, with childhood burns accounting for over half of burns seen in hospitals*.

Suffering a serious burn injury is not only very painful but can also be extremely distressing for you and your loved ones. Often, serious burn injuries can result in lengthy periods of medical treatment with the physical and psychological effects long-lasting and potentially leading to chronic disability.

If you have suffered a severe burn due to someone else’s negligence, our specialist serious personal injury solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation.

We understand how life-changing serious burns can be. That’s why our key objective is to build your claim and get you the rehabilitation you need and the compensation you deserve – while you focus on your recovery.

Serious burn injuries explained

Suffering any kind of burn can be incredibly painful and psychologically distressing. Burns are classified as first, second, third, or fourth-degree depending on how deeply and severely they penetrate the skin’s surface:

• First-degree (or superficial) burns affect only the superficial skin layers.
• Second-degree (partial-thickness) burns occur when the injury extends into some of the underlying skin layer.
• Third-degree (or full-thickness) burns occurs when the injury extends to all layers of the skin.
• Fourth-degree burns occur when the injury extends to all layers of the skin and to deeper tissues, such as muscles, tendons or bone.

If we think you have a claim, we’ll approach the person or organisation you believe is at fault. If they accept responsibility, we’ll negotiate a compensation settlement for you that takes into account your pain, suffering and the impact on your life.

If they don’t accept responsibility we will work hard to secure the maximum compensation for you – and if your case has to go to Court, we will help you every step of the way.

Making a burn injury compensation claim

There are numerous causes of burns, including:

• Electrical burns
• Workplace chemical burns
• Vehicle fires
• Scalding by hot liquids and materials

The above list is not exhaustive, and regardless of what caused your injuries, the results may have a serious impact on the quality of your life and your finances.

At Novum Law, our team of specialist burn injury lawyers have many years of experience helping people make claims for compensation.

How much compensation for burn injuries?

Everyone’s burn injury is different and affects them in a variety of ways. As such, there are no set compensation amounts for burn injury claims.

Our expert solicitors will assess your case on an individual basis taking into account the extent and severity of your burn, your pain, psychological impact, any loss of earnings, your rehabilitation needs, any adaptations needed in your home or to your car and even long-term care.

How Novum Law can help

When you contact our personal injury lawyers, we will listen to what happened to you. We will then be able to advise you on whether your claim has a good chance of success. Our team are experienced in handling the most serious personal injury claims, including severe burn injuries.

We offer no win no fee compensation claims which means there is no financial risk to you in the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful.

If your burn injuries are severe, our team may be able to help you, not only to claim compensation but also to access the rehabilitation you need. In certain cases, we may also be able to arrange interim compensation payments to allow you to deal with immediate financial difficulties while your claim is ongoing.

You can call us today on Freephone 0800 884 0777 for a free, no-obligation chat or complete our online enquiry form to request a call back.

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