Burn and scald injuries can be extremely painful to deal with and often also leave lasting visible scars that have an impact on an individual’s mental health. In severe cases, surgical intervention may well be needed such as the removal of a limb that has been badly damaged by scarring.
Burning or scalding happen for a variety of reasons but if the injury was caused because of another person’s negligence then you may be able to claim compensation and the team at Accinet can help you get the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have sustained.
Burning vs Scalding: What’s the Difference?
While they both cause damage to the skin, these are two distinct types of injury. Scalding is the result of something like hot steam or liquids. Burning, on the other hand, is more wide-ranging and caused by fire, extremes of hot and cold, radiation and even too much sun.
Burning and scalding accidents can happen in a wide variety of circumstances. We see injuries caused by fires in car accidents and homes, scalding that occurs because of work environments and injuries that occur in the home because of faulty appliances.
Why Hire a Personal Injury Solicitor?
It can be quite daunting for many people who have suffered a burn or scalding injury to then reach out to a solicitor. Most people don’t require much in the way of legal advice during our lifetimes, except maybe for things like making a will or conveyancing and claiming compensation for an injury is usually the furthest thing from the mind.
The truth is that burn, or scald injuries can affect a person’s life. Particularly with serious injuries, it could mean coming to terms with the scarring that has been caused and loss of mobility. You may need to cope with changes to your life that are a direct result of your injuries.
For example, if the burning was so severe that you had to have a limb amputated then it can have a severe impact on how you live your life in the future. If that accident was because of someone else’s negligence, however, then you have the right to make a compensation claim.
As personal injury lawyers, we have a lot of experience in helping people get the compensation that allows claimants to cope with the injuries they have suffered. For example, if you need to implement changes to your home to help manage a disability from a burn or scald injury it can have a huge impact on your finances. If you are unable to work in the same job because of your injury, compensation can help cover loss of earnings.
We also offer a competitive and easy to understand no win no fee arrangement, where you don’t have to pay any upfront costs and only pay us if we win your case.
If you have suffered burning or scalding injuries and believe you have a compensation case, contact our team of professional personal injury lawyers today.