Burn Injury Claims

Every year, thousands of people suffer a burn injury at work, often resulting in severe physical and psychological harm. In many cases, this injury will be the direct consequence of someone else’s negligence – namely, an employer or another co-worker. If so, the injured employee will be entitled to make a compensation claim for the pain and suffering this negligence has caused.

Burns Injuries at Work

While those who work in kitchens are often considered to be most at risk, burn injuries can occur in almost any working environment. Indeed, burns can be caused in a number of ways, some of the most common of which include:-

  • Extreme heat;
  • Extreme cold;
  • Radiation;
  • Electricity;
  • Chemicals or other hazardous substances;
  • Friction.

If you have suffered a burn injury at work, we understand how devastating this can be for you and your loved ones. From disfigurement to organ damage, and emotional breakdown to long-term pain, a burn injury will have a huge impact upon your life. Even just a minor scald can cause significant pain and suffering, and may prevent you from working or performing day-to-day activities.

Claiming for a Burn Injury

No matter how it was caused, if you have suffered a burn injury at work, you must consider who was responsible for your work accident. This is because in the majority of cases, blame can be attributed directly to an employer.

All employers have a legal obligation to protect the health and safety of their staff. Therefore if a member of staff is exposed to the possibility of a burn injury, measures should be enforced to minimise this risk. This means an employer should carry out risk assessments before implementing steps to reduce the possibility of a burn injury occurring. Such steps may include:-

  • Devising a safe system of work;
  • Providing personal protective clothing;
  • Providing training;
  • Supervising employees;
  • Employing competent workers.

If your employer fails to meet this legal duty, he/she will have compromised your health and safety. Any injury you sustain because of this negligence could lead to a work accident claim. This will allow you to claim compensation for the damage you have incurred – not only physically, but also emotionally and financially.

Seek Legal Advice

If you have been in an accident at work that has resulted in a burn injury, you should contact a lawyer without delay. A solicitor who specialises in work accident claims will be able to tell you whether or not you have grounds for a claim. If so, you could receive financial compensation for the pain and suffering you and your loved ones have endured.

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