Our Serious Injury Solicitors are experts at handling compensation claims for burn injuries.
Burns can be a life-changing injury, so we want you to focus on your recovery, while we concentrate on building your claim and getting you the rehabilitation support and compensation you deserve.
This includes support for any psychological symptoms you’ve experienced, such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
We’ve represented clients suffering severe burns arising from different circumstances, including:
- Gas explosions
- Fireworks injuries
- Burns from patio heaters
- Burns from home barbecues
- Boiling water spillage from a kettle
- Burns when cooking
- Cement burns
- Concrete burns
- Chemical burns from corrosive substances
- Criminal acid attack
- A car setting on fire
When we take on your case, we can gather evidence, statements, and work with medical experts for you, to make the claims process as straightforward and stress-free as possible.
Our friendly team of Serious Injury Solicitors work sensitively and empathetically to get the best possible results for our clients.
Many cases can be dealt with on a No Win, No Fee basis, so ask us for details.
More Information on Burns Injuries
Serious burn injuries can attract very high awards of damages, depending on a number of factors, including:
- The percentage of burns to your body
- Whether the burns are full thickness, partial burns or superficial burns
- The need for and extent of any surgery
- Any resulting physical disabilities
- The psychological impact
The law currently states that if the burns have covered more than 40% of your body, then the minimum starting bracket for the injury part of your claim alone will be in excess of £91,910.
We understand that burns can cause horrendous psychological and emotional distress.
It’s therefore vital that you put all your strength into recovering from your ordeal.
Our specialist Solicitors can take the pressure of making a claim off you and family, and may be able to visit you at home or in hospital in England or Wales to give you and your family prompt, expert legal advice.
If it can be proven that your burns injuries are a direct result of a third party’s negligence, then you may have a strong claim for compensation.
But a successful claim can depend on having the right legal representation.
Our team will offer expert advice and support, and speak in plain English throughout the whole process, so you’re never in any doubt how your claim is proceeding.
Rehabilitation and other Support
We’re here for you and your family every step of the way in your recovery.
We fight hard to obtain an early interim payment to ease the burden of financial worries and to access you treatment at the earliest possible stage.
Our team can also access you expert advice on appropriate management of your scars, including treatments to improve the cosmetic appearance.
We obtain specialist expert advice for you, which is important as you may need, for example, future treatments and camouflage creams for life, and you can claim for the future cost of that as part of your claim.
Also, you need to consider the effects of UV rays and required UV protection, along with the cost of specialist UV creams and stockings which you may need.
Accessing psychological treatment and support for you and your family is also a priority.
It’s not unusual to suffer flashbacks, depression, altered perception of body image and eating disorders after a burn injury.
A skilled psychologist can help you through this with specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Treatment and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Treatment.
If a loved one witnessed your accident and the circumstances were truly horrifying, they may also be suffering psychologically.
As a result, they could be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation too, in what’s known as a secondary victim claim.
Frequently asked questions
- What is the claims process?
After taking on your case, our Solicitors will contact an independent medical specialist to assess your burns, so we can establish the full impact of your injury.
At the same time, we’ll carry out a thorough investigation so we can find out who should be held responsible.
Since each serious injury burns case is different, we can’t say for sure exactly how long the claims process will take.
- What funding is available?
Serious burns claims are usually run on a No Win, No Fee basis, ask us for details.
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