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Burn Injury Compensation Claims
A surprisingly large number of people suffer burns each year as a result of someone else’s negligence. If you have suffered a burn injury it may be possible to claim compensation and you should therefore discuss your injury with our personal injury specialists for Leeds.
Accidents Causing Burn Injuries
The burn may have been caused as a result of the negligence of an employer. The employer may have failed to provide you with a health and safety assessment which would have highlighted the risk of burns from a piece of nearby machinery or perhaps an employer did not correctly label a particular chemical correctly and therefore it resulted in a burn. By way of two more examples, an employer may have failed to provide the correct protective equipment and this failure may have led to a burn injury or an employee may have suffered a burn injury as a result of faulty electrics. Whatever the cause of the burn, speak to one of our team today.
Severity of Injuries from Burns
Burns and scalds can vary greatly in severity. A small, minor scald may heal quickly, but a more serious burn may require hospital treatment and even further surgery. If you have suffered a burn injury, common symptoms may include the skin in the affected area going red, the skin peeling, blisters and damage to the skin. The damage to the skin ranges from superficial to full thickness. It is important that you seek medical attention immediately. Long term effects of burn injuries include nerve and tissue injury as well as permanent scarring.
Make a Claim for a Burn Injury in Leeds
If you have suffered from a burn injury at work because of employer carelessness then you might be entitled to make a compensation claim. One of our team will be able to discuss this with you in more detail, and will be able to explain how much compensation you may be entitled to. In order to assess and provide an estimated compensatory amount, you will need to provide details of the burn injury (any doctor’s notes or medical records will help) as well as an explanation of any other affects such as loss of earnings, emotional distress suffered or permanent disfigurements.
Burn Injury Claims Lawyers for Leeds
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Accidents can happen anywhere and anytime, but suffering an injury at work that isn’t your fault can be particularly upsetting. Employers are legally responsible for the safety of everyone on their premises. They must have adequate insurance in place and they have to obey Health…