Burn Injury Compensation

Have you experienced a burn injury and are looking to claim compensation for your accident? If you’ve suffered through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to receiving a settlement fee for your traumatic experience.

Here at 1Solicitors, we understand the significant impact that experiencing a burn injury can have on your life. That’s why we have professional personal injury solicitors that work on getting the burn injury compensation you deserve, all whilst ensuring that there’s minimal stress on your life whilst legal proceedings take place.

Our team of specialist lawyers specialise in burn injury claims and help to you to have the finances, support and ability to return back to full health after your accident by getting the compensation you deserve.

How burn injuries are classified

In order to determine how serious a burn injury is, they are divided into categories depending on their severity:

  • First-degree burns: This type of burn is the least severe type and only damages the first layer of skin.
  • Second-degree burns: More damaging than first-degree burn, burns of this classification damage both the first and second layers of skin and require medical attention.
  • Third-degree burns: Referred to as the most severe type of burn injury, burns within this classification cause damage to the skin, tissue and epidermis and will need medical attention immediately.

Causes of burn injuries

You may be surprised to know that burn injuries don’t always come as a result of touching hot water, fire or heat. In fact, injuries can come from being exposed to cold things, chemicals, radiation, friction, corrosive materials or electrical equipment.

Here at 1Solicitors, our team of burn injury lawyers specialise in each type of burn, including injuries within the workplace, helping you to understand your rights and get the compensation that you deserve.

 

How long do burn injury claims take?

Depending on the classification of your burn and whether or not the party at fault is admitting their negligence, it’s difficult to define how long it will take to get burn injury compensation without speaking to a qualified lawyer.

Can I get a lump-sum for my compensation?

If your case is successful and you’re awarded burn injury settlements, you could receive a lump-sum to compensate you for your injuries.

Who can claim compensation for burns?

Anyone who has had to visit a medical professional as a result of a burn injury is able to claim compensation if the accident came as a result of the negligence of somebody else.

This means that if you’ve had to go to A&E to treat a burn that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled compensation for burns.

In order to make a claim for an adult’s burn, the injury must have taken place within the past three years. A parent or other legal guardian is able to make a claim on behalf of somebody under the age of 18. However, when the child reaches this age, they have three years from their birthday to pursue a burn injury claim themselves.

Establishing liability for a burn injury compensation claim

When it comes to making a burn injury claim, you must be able to prove that the accident wasn’t your fault in order to easily be awarded compensation for burns. This means that the person who was responsible for the accident must accept liability.

For example, you may have suffered a burn injury at work. In this situation, it will be the fault of your employer as they have a legal obligation to ensure that staff are safe within the workplace. Therefore, the company must accept liability for your burn injury claim.

If it is not possible to determine or prove who was responsible for your burn injury, it’s not impossible to fight the case and successfully be awarded compensation. However, you will need to be advised by a qualified burn injury solicitor to find the most suitable option, depending on your specific accident.

How much can you get for a burn injury settlement?

If you’ve experienced a burn injury through an accident that wasn’t your fault, you have a legal right to claim compensation. This can cover the cost of medical treatment you had to pay for after the accident, along with any direct financial losses that you couldn’t earn as a result of your burn injury.

The amount of burn injury compensation that you’re entitled to depends largely on the classification of your burn. Third-degree burn sufferers will often be entitled to a larger sum than those suffering with first-degree injuries.

To find out the settlement that you can expect to receive for your injury, it’s best to consult a qualified burn injury lawyer. Alternatively, you can use a burn compensation calculator for a rough estimate on how much you should expect to receive.

Making a no-win, no-fee burn injury compensation claim

To get your legal case moving and find out how much compensation you can claim, contact our burn injury lawyers today. We offer a no-win, no-fee agreement on all of our burn injury claim cases, allowing you to rest assured knowing that you won’t be charged a penny if you don’t get compensation for burns.

Book your initial appointment with one of our team online today or contact us on 0330 053 7117 – we’d love to help with any burn injury settlements that you may be owed.

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