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When you work with MG Legal's accident at work solicitors, you get:
Free, no-obligation consultation with a specialist solicitor
The maximum financial compensation in your burn injury claim
A designated solicitor with up to 30 years of experience
How do burns injuries occur?
Our team of personal injury solicitors have seen and settled personal injury claims arising out of a huge range of accidents.
Some of the incidents MG Legal's personal injury solicitors have seen cause burns, scars and cut injuries to our clients, include:
Road Traffic Accidents, particularly more serious ones where occupants hit the interior of the vehicle, or when the injured party comes off a motorbike, or is a cyclist or pedestrian;
Exposure to UV rays- such as on sunbeds in tanning salons, where customers stay on the sunbed for too long and sustain serious burns.
Medical Negligence accidents, where either a negligent act turns a routine operation into a larger one requiring more complex surgery, resulting in scarring or infection.
Trips, slips and falls into windows and doors that do not contain safety glass. Such incidents often happen in the workplace, or to tenants in rented accommodation, and can be particularly very nasty accidents.
Patch tests not being carried out, in beauty salons, or where hair dyes are kept on for too long, resulting in burns to the scalp.
Injuries on an aeroplane, such as hot food and drink being spilled on passengers.
How are burn injuries classified?
It is well-known that burn injuries are medically categorised into 4 groups: first, second, third, and fourth degree burns. Burn injuries are not classified on the surface area of the burn, but instead on the depth of the burn and how many layers of skin have been penetrated by the burn.
First-degree burns- these burn injuries only penetrate the epidermis, which is the first layer of skin. Generally speaking, first-degree burns don’t need any medical attention or treatment, but they can be painful and lead to complications such as infections during the recovery process.
Second-degree burns- these types of burns penetrate through the epidermis, and into the layer of tissue that can be found beneath it. This is a more serious type of burn, and it can cause some damage to blood vessels and nerve endings, as well as causing blistering during recovery.
Third-degree burns- burn classified as third-degree burns are those where all the layers of the skin have been penetrated and often some permanent damage or scarring is left. It is common for those suffering from third-degree burns to need time spent in hospital, and even skin graft surgeries in order to recover.
Fourth-degree burns- these burns are rare, but the most serious that can be suffered. They can leave damage to the muscles, tendons, bones, and permanent nerve-ending damage. Our burn injury solicitors know that these types of burns are life-changing for victims, and can even be fatal in serious cases.
If you have suffered from burns of any severity due to the negligence of somebody else, then you could be able to make a no win no fee burn injury claim with MG Legal. Our specialist burn injury solicitors offer all potential clients a free, no-obligation consultation, within one working hour. Simply contact us online here.
What can I claim for in a burn injury claim?
When you make a burn injury claim with MG Legal, your claim will be broken down into two different types of compensation, which together will make up your claim. The first of these, which known as special damages, will be calculated on an individual basis, based on how much your injuries have affected your daily life, ability to work, and any extra costs they have caused you. Special damages can include a number of different things, like lost earnings, medical expenses, travel expenses, and care costs.
On top of these special damages, the other part of your burn injury claim, which is known as general damages, and relates to the financial compensation amount for the pain and suffering that your injuries have caused you. This will be determined by the type of injuries you have suffered, and the severity of these injuries.
When you choose to work with MG Legal, and we accept your NO WIN NO FEE burn injury claim, your claim will be assigned to a designated solicitor, who will go above and beyond to ensure that you achieve the maximum amount of financial compensation in your burn injury claim.
What to do after a burn accident?
If you have burns, scarring, or lacerations from any kind of accident, whether a road traffic accident, or a beauty treatment gone wrong, then there are some steps that you can take in order to help your claim for personal injury compensation.
1. Seek medical attention- as with any injuries resulting from any accident, the first and most important step is to seek any necessary medical attention for your injuries. Depending on the severity of your injuries, this may be your GP, or your local A&E department. For more information on the best medical treatment for your burns or scalds, see here. Seeking medical attention will also mean that your injuries are found on your medical records, making it much easier for your personal injury solicitor to build the necessary medical report for your claim.
2. Keep any records of the accident- whether it was an accident at work, road traffic accident, beauty treatment gone wrong, or any other type of incident, you should ensure to take the necessary steps to either record the accident, take photographs of your injuries, and keep note of any details or receipts.
3. Make a personal injury journal- as well as taking regular photographs of your injuries, it can also be helpful to keep a pain diary, or a personal injury journal, to record and track your burns, scarring, or lacerations, and how they impact your daily life. For a full overview of how to make a pain diary, see here.
4. Get in touch with a specialist personal injury solicitor- the final step, and one of the most important in any accident and with any injury, is to get in touch with a specialist personal injury solicitor as soon as possible after your accident. The claims process for a personal injury claim can be complicated, and you really need the help of a legal expert to help you navigate it from the start. If you get in touch with MG Legal, and we accept your NO WIN NO FEE claim, then your designated personal injury solicitor will get started on building your claim the same working day.
Burn injury claims at work:
Whether you’re working with strong cleaning chemicals, hot ovens, open fires, or in extremely cold conditions, there are a huge number of ways in which employees can suffer from burns in the workplace. Our accident at work solicitors regularly work with clients to make kitchen accident claims for burn injuries, construction accident claims for burn injuries, and a number of other burn accident at work claims.
If you have suffered from burns at work, and do not feel that you were provided with the correct training, equipment, or PPE in order to prevent this from happening, then you could make a no win no fee burn injury claim today with our specialist no win no fee solicitors.
Contact us online here, for a confidential chat with one of our no win no fee personal injury solicitors, or give us a call on 01772 783314. If you have been injured in any way at work and it wasn't your fault, there's a good chance we'll be able to help. To see a full overview of our accident at work claims, see this here.
How much is my burns injury claim worth?
Personal injury claims are broken down into two parts, general and special damages. General damages award financial compensation for the pain and suffering of injuries, while special damages are calculated on a case to case basis, depending on how much of an impact the injuries have had on a claimant's life. See a full overview of this, here.
General damages for scarring and burn injuries can vary greatly depending on the severity of the injuries, their effect and a host of other factors, however, the Judicial College's guidelines details these as follows:
Very severe facial scarring: In relatively young Claimants (typically teens to early 30’s) where the effect is very disfiguring and the psychological effect severe - awards range between £27,940 and £91,350.
Significant Facial Scarring: Where the worst effects will, or have been, reduced by plastic surgery leaving some cosmetic disability and where the psychological reaction is not great - Awards range between £8,550 and £28,240.
Less Significant Facial Scarring: In these cases there may be but one scar which can be camouflaged or, though there uis a number of very small scar, the overall effect is to mar, but not markedly to affect the appearance and the reaction is no more than that of an ordinarily sensitive young person - awards range between £3,710 and £12,900.
Trivial Facial Scarring: In these cases the effect is minor only - awards range between £1,600 and £3,310.
Scarring to the body: A large proportion of awards for a number of noticeable laceration scars or a single disfiguring scar of legs/arms, hands, back or chest - awards range between £7,350 and £21,330.
A single noticeable scar or several superficial scars of legs/arms/hand with some minor cosmetic deficit: awards range between £2,220. and £7,350.
How long have I got to make a burn injury claim?
As with any personal injury claim, if you have suffered burns, scars or cuts, then you have 3 years from the date of the accident within which to pursue a claim for personal injury compensation. This is subject to the Limitation Act 1980.
There are some exceptions to these rules:
For those under 18 years old at time of the injury- in this case, the three years starts from the date of the child's 18th birthday
If you are acting on behalf of someone with limited mental capacity, or if you are acting as guardian or subject a lasting power of attorney
If you have any questions or queries, then please do not hesitate to contact one of MG Legal’s personal injury experts, here, for more information about your specific injury claim.
Why choose MG Legal for my burn injury claim?
At MG Legal, our dedicated team of personal injury solicitors have a success rate above 99% for all burns, scars, and lacerations claims that we accept.
With over 30 years of experience in personal injury claims, our team believe that our confidence in our own ability is demonstrated by the fact that every personal injury claim we accept is on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, which means that if we do not succeed for our client, then we do not get paid for our work, and you owe us nothing as the client. This allows you to make a burns, scars, or lacerations claim at no financial risk.
Combined with the fact that we settle numerous claims for clients that have sustained injuries resulting in cuts, burns and scarring, on a weekly basis, when you choose MG Legal to act on your behalf, you are in very safe hands indeed.