Suffering a burn or scar can be extremely painful and can have a huge impact on your life. If you have suffered a burn or scar and it was the fault of someone else, it is imperative you claim the compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering to which you have been subjected. The personal injury team at McHale & Co is experienced in dealing with injuries of this nature and we can help you progress your claim to a satisfactory outcome, providing the guidance you need every step of the way.
Make your claim today by calling us on 0161 928 3848 or by completing our online enquiry form. We are a positive and forward-looking law firm, meaning we are not afraid to try new approaches if it means getting the right results for our clients. We pride ourselves on our integrity and, as such, promise to be realistic and accountable for our actions.
When might a burn injury occur?
A burn injury can occur in many situations, including in the home and in particular the kitchen. Many of compensation claims also arise from the workplace, especially if the injured employee has not been given adequate protection from his or her employer.
It is the employer’s duty to ensure they provide a safe working environment for all of their employees. This includes making sure:
- Proper health and safety measures are in place
- All equipment is tested regularly
- The risks associated with certain substances are properly controlled
Those who work certain jobs may be at greater risk of burns or scars than others, especially those who are more likely to come into contact with:
- High temperatures
- Electrical equipment
You might also be at a heightened risk of suffering a scar or laceration if your role sees you working with blades or dangerous machine parts. If you do suffer such an accident at work, contact the experts to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Burn injury causes
There are various causes of burn injuries, but some of the most common include:
- Burns from extreme heat or cold
- Chemical burns
- Electric burns
- Radiation burns
- Friction burns
Types of burn injuries
Burns are typically classified by one of three categories; first degree, second degree and third degree. They can also be classified as fourth, fifth and even sixth degree burns, although such high level burns normally result in death. The classification is usually determined by Total Body Surface Affected, or TBSA.
- First degree burns – These tend to be minor burns that result in some pain and the skin turning red. Typically, there will be no blistering of the skin because only the very top layer is damaged
- Second degree burns – These are more serious than first degree burns. They are often painful and affect deeper layers of the skin, resulting in the skin becoming red and blistered
- Third degree burns – Often referred to as ‘full thickness’ burns, these can be much more serious and can result in tendons, ligaments and muscles being impacted due to the skin being burned away
We’re here to help
The money you can claim back through a compensation claim can help to significantly boost your quality of life following an injury, especially one as potentially damaging as a serious burn or scarring. The team at McHale & Co is vastly experienced in helping people get the money they deserve after being injured through no fault of their own.
We are here to offer all the advice you need. We will guide you through the entire process, providing help every step of the way, giving you the very best chance of achieving the outcome you desire. Transparent and supportive, we are willing to go the extra mile to help you win your case.
No win, no fee
At McHale & Co, we are able to work on a “no win, no fee” basis, which means you do not need to worry about losing money because you will not be required to pay should your claim prove unsuccessful*.
*please be aware that you may be responsible for disbursements incurred in your claim. However, this is something we will discuss beforehand.
Get in touch
If you would like to know more about how our tailored services can best suit your needs, do not hesitate to get in touch. Although based in Greater Manchester, we can provide high-quality legal assistance to those who need it around the UK. Call us today on 0161 928 3848, or fill in the online contact form.