Suffering any kind of burn can be incredibly painful and psychologically distressing. If you’ve suffered a burn as a result of somebody else’s negligence, our expert solicitors could help you claim the compensation you deserve.

How To Make A Burn Injury Claim

Call us on 0800 056 4110 for your free initial consultation. Our specialists will listen to your story and make a note of where it happened, who you believe to be responsible and how it has affected your life.

If we think you have a claim, we’ll approach the person or organisation you believe is at fault. If they accept responsibility, we’ll negotiate a compensation settlement for you that takes into account your pain, suffering and the impact on your life.

If we think you have a claim but the other party doesn’t admit responsibility, we’ll still fight for compensation for you – all the way to court if necessary.

We can process claims for first, second, third and fourth-degree burns (from the first skin layer down to muscle and bone) caused by:

  • Electrical burns
  • Scalding by hot liquid
  • Workplace chemical burns (minor and severe)
  • Chemical burns from acid attacks.

Burns can be extremely painful and may need corrective surgery such as skin grafts, or they may even be life-threatening. For burns resulting in life-changing injuries, such as amputation, we offer serious injury specialists to guide you through the rehabilitation process.

How Long Do You Have To Make A Burn Injury Claim?

If you've suffered a burn injury, you’ll generally have three years from the date of the incident to make a claim. However, there are a few exceptions, for example, criminal assault claims have a two-year time limit.

We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible as this gives us the best chance of gathering evidence to support your claim.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Burn Injury?

As every case is different, there are no set compensation amounts for burn injury claims. Instead, we’ll assess your burn compensation claim based on:

  • The severity of your injury
  • Loss of earnings
  • Secondary effects on your family
  • Rehabilitation
  • Psychological trauma.

Where needed, our support and rehabilitation teams can also guide you through rehabilitation. In certain cases, we may also be able to arrange interim compensation payments to allow you to deal with immediate financial difficulties while your claim is ongoing.

No Win No Fee Burn Injury Claims

The majority of our burn injury claims are ‘no win, no fee’. This means that yours and your opponent’s legal fees are covered if you’re unsuccessful*. If you’re successful, your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any costs not paid by your opponent will be deducted from your final settlement.

Why Choose Us?

We’re recognised as national leaders in our field and our dedicated personal injury specialists have decades of experience with cases just like yours.

If your burn injuries are severe, our serious injury team may be able to help you, not only to claim compensation but also to access rehabilitation.

Our leading legal experts will listen to your story and advise you on the next steps. Our aim is to help you adjust and get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact Us

Call us on 0800 056 4110 to arrange a free initial consultation or contact us online and we’ll arrange a call back to suit you.

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Rehabilitation means different things to different people. For some it’s being able to return to work, while for others it’s being able to become more independent around the house. Our personal injury solicitors are here for you whatever your situation is, and you can be reassured that we’ll help you access the care and support you need to make the best recovery possible.

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