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Injury Types

Burn Injury Compensation Claims

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 client liaison 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.

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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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Burn Injury Claims - More Information
    • What If I Don't qualify for no win no fee?
    • If your case doesn’t meet the no win, no fee criteria, there may be other options available to you.

      You may have Legal Expenses Insurance on your home insurance policy, for example, or you may be a member of a trade union which covers legal expenses. We’ll discuss the best options for you during your initial consultation. 

    • Who Will pay my compensation?
    • If you’re claiming against an employer, for example, a company who has failed to provide adequate safety training, your claim will most likely be settled by insurance companies. The same applies for road traffic accidents when you may be claiming against individuals, or for public organisations who’ve failed to meet safety standards.

      For criminal assault claims, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) will pay out if the person who assaulted you doesn’t have the means to pay.

    • Are there exceptions to the three-year time limit?
    • Adults can make claims for children up until their 18th birthday. If they reach 18 and a claim hasn’t been made for them, they can make their own claim up until their 21st birthday.

      There’s no time limit to make claims on behalf of people who lack the mental capacity to make a claim themselves.

      If your claim relates to a criminal assault, generally the limit is two years. However, this can be extended in some circumstances, for example if you were too ill to claim.

      If you were injured by a faulty product, you’ll have 10 years from the product launch date to make a claim.

      Finally, if the injury happened abroad, the time limit may be shorter. We can advise you on specific regions.

      Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, get in touch with us as soon as possible. The earlier you contact us online, the easier it is for us to gather evidence to support your claim. 

    • What are interim compensation payments?
    • Where applicable, interim compensation payments cover ongoing costs while you recover from your burn injury, for example, travel expenses to and from hospital. These funds are awarded before your final settlement and will be deducted from your final compensation amount. We’ll let you know if we think you will benefit from interim compensation payments.

    • what if my opponent doesn't accept responsibility?
    • We always try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement for you as this is generally less stressful for all parties, particularly during difficult recovery periods. If your opponent denies responsibility or disagrees with the proposed settlement, we’ll begin court proceedings.

      Often, even when trial dates have been set, claims are settled before reaching court. If it does go to court, we’ll guide you through every step.

It was incredible, impressive and comforting how each member of the team was there to support us at different times."

Mr R, client

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