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Burn injuries

A large number of people suffer from burn injuries every year in United Kingdom. On many occasions they occur as a result of someone’s recklessness in breach of fire protection laws.

Burn injuries can be incredibly painful, affecting internal organs and leading to scarring and physical blemishes. Burn and scald injuries can also cause psychological distress and reduce mobility. Even a small burn or scald can remain painful for a long period of time. If one of your limbs is very badly burned it may even need to be amputated.  You may also need a plastic and cosmetic surgery.

The most common causes of burn and scald injuries are:

  • Heat from flames;
  • Hot liquids and steam;
  • Radiation;
  • Corrosive chemicals;
  • Electrical burns;
  • Gas eruption;
  • Faulty fires;
  • Explosion;
  • High temperatures.

Burn injuries may occur as a result of a road traffic accident, or an accident at work or in a public place.

Burn injuries are classified in three main categories:

  1. First degree burn (minor, causes some pain and redness of the skin);
  2. Second degree burn (a burn that covers more than 10% of the body, deeper layers of skin are affected and some fluids are lost from the body through the site of injury);
  3. Third degree burn (more complicated than a 2nd degree burn, some nerves are destroyed and victim may not feel pain, there is a high risk of death, the skin will be left with permanent scarring).

Burns are also classified as being fourth, fifth or even six degree, but these types of injuries very often result in death.

If you suffer from a burn injury which occurred as a result of somebody’s recklessness and negligence you have a right to make a claim.

If you think you are entitled to claim call us on 0800 098 8128 or fill in a short claim online form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We guarantee to work for you to maximise the amount of compensation paid by the insurance company.*

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