Burn Injury Claims & Scald Injuries

Burns and scalds are damages to the skin caused by exposure to extreme heat. The injuries may have lifelong serious effects on victims and on their families. The effects can be ameliorated by reconstructive surgery, high quality rehabilitation, and other similar therapies.

According to British Burn Association, burn injuries are experienced by approximately 250,000 people in the UK each year. Over 90% of these injuries are preventable.

Causes of Burns and Scalds

The main causes leading to burns or scalds include:

  • Extreme temperatures: extreme heat (including contact with flames, steam, hot liquids or hot objects) or extreme cold (such as frost bite)
  • Electrical burns: electric shocks caused by faulty equipment; Radiation burns (when exposed to Ultra Violet light). In this type of situations, the use of protective gear is recommended
  • Hazardous caustic or corrosive chemical substances.


How long do I have to put in a compensation claim?

Usually you have three years to start legal proceedings for personal injury, however in the case of claims related to Asbestos or delayed symptoms you would have three years from the date the symptoms / causes were identified by a professional.

If in doubt about your right to claim or if a deadline is fast approaching please call us we will be happy to look into your case.