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Our team of helpful and friendly solicitors is experienced in successfully claiming compensation for those who have had an accident/injury through a burn. If you have suffered a burn in the last three years that was not your fault, contact us today. We’re often able to tell if you have a valid claim in as little as five minutes.

About Burns

Burns can be caused by almost anything, including faulty equipment, liquid spillages, dangerous chemicals and a lack of training or faulty personal protective equipment. Whether you’re a temporary or full-time employee, a self-employed contractor or you have been out and about in public or at home whilst using appliances/ingredients, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation for the injuries you have suffered as a result of negligence.

At Aequitas Legal, we have handled claims concerning many variations of burns. However, environments in which burn accidents and injuries most often occur include:

  • Food Manufacturers
  • Pubs
  • Canteens
  • Laboratories
  • Construction and building sites

The severity of an injury varies greatly from the type of burn. No two claims are the same, which is why it is crucial that you speak to a personal injury team that understands the intricacies of compensation claims.

Who is responsible?

If you suffer a burn that was not your fault and could have been avoided, liability may sit with your employer, manufacturer or supplier because it is their legal responsibility to ensure all products which are handled or sold don’t cause any harm. This includes providing adequate training, maintaining tools and machinery, providing suitable safety equipment and ensuring the environment is free from risk burns.

If you’ve been in an accident at work your employer will have insurance and they will deal with it. Your employer will have little or no involvement in your claim. You should therefore not be concerned that you may damage a company or your employer’s business if you make a claim.

More often than not, companies usually are understanding and will encourage you to make a claim for compensation.

If you’ve had an accident using a product you have purchased then the seller of that product and possibly the manufacturer could be responsible for not ensuring sure that the product was free from risk or harm to you. If you’ve been burnt whilst lawfully on somebodies property the owner of that property will have insurance in place that will allow you to make a claim.

What to do if you’ve been burnt at work

If you are unfortunate enough to have been burnt at work, there may be numerous people and organisations you have to deal with, especially in the initial few weeks. Here are some tips if you have been injured at work:

1. Do not admit liability, even if you believe you were partially at fault, until you have sought independent legal advice.

2. If there are any witnesses, try to take down their details, including full name, contact telephone number, address and email.

3. Make sure the accident is recorded in your workplace’s Accident Report Book and check it is accurate before you countersign.

4. Seek medical advice as soon as possible.

Please note, these tips do not constitute as legal advice and are for guidance purposes only. If you would like to discuss a burn which has happened to you in the workplace, please get in touch with our specialist personal injury team.

If you have been burnt by a product or appliance

  • If you have been burnt by a product or appliance it is wise to do the following:
  • Do not contact the manufacturer
  • Seek legal advice
  • Take photos of the appliance and serial numbers
  • Take photos of your injury
  • Keep the appliance and don’t throw it away
  • If you have contacted the manufacturers make note of what they have said
  • Do not accept any offers they make without seeking legal advice.

Making a claim for compensation

A claim can be made if you have suffered a burn through an accident that was not your fault. There is a strict three-year time limit for pursuing compensation, which usually begins from the date of the accident. However, because some symptoms do not always present themselves right away, the time limit may begin from the date you knew an injury was caused by a burn.

To make a successful claim, you need to prove that the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence. This is where Aequitas Legal comes in. Our solicitors will help you compile evidence to present to your employer’s insurers and will ensure you understand your position at every stage of the process.

Why choose Aequitas Legal?

Our solicitors will provide you with easy-to-understand advice and guidance throughout the claims process, helping to ease the burden of coping with injury. We understand that injuries place pressure on you and your family, which is why we’re here to ensure you receive the compensation required to aid and support your recovery.

We approach each case proactively and with sensitivity and care. We are here to help you get the best possible results for you and your family.

How we have helped others

To read about how we have helped others in a similar situation, please take a look at our accident at work case studies.

Start your claim today

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident at work that was caused by somebody else’s negligence, get in touch with Aequitas Legal today.

Call us for reliable, accessible and friendly advice:
0161 358 0800

1 year ago

"A star in the making"

I’d just like to give a very positive feedback to Ansa Rashid took on my case & finally got things moving. Before that I had Susan Mason who never answered my calls or emails & the case was ongoing still 3 years on. Ansa took over, got things moving & even through her busy day rang me mostly every week, sometimes on the phone an hour or so. I can not fault this woman she is amazing at her job. Very professional, caring, trustworthy & motivational. Plenty of times I wanted to to throw the towel in but she just wouldn’t let me give up. The case took 4 years in the end & even though we didn’t win I’d still recommend her to everyone. Thank you Ansa you are a star In the making

Lisa Jayne Hinds

1 year ago

" ‘in-Case’ app makes things so simple"

I was involved in an accident which was not my fault, and was recommended to use Aequitas Legal. From the start, the whole journey with the team was both efficient, professional and sophisticated, with everyone essentially making the process so easy. Their ‘in-Case’ App made simple things like documents and letters so accessible, and meant I could access any import documents at anytime in seconds. I first spoke to Sucheet, who was the gentleman in charge of the company, who explained how everything would work, and pointed me in the direction of Connor, who would be my main liaison during the case. Together, they both ensured I was given the best advice, and seamlessly helped me through the case, which was concluded with a positive outcome! I could not recommend this company more, and will always be my go-to firm.

Jay Amin

2 years ago

"Amazing determination"

I was amazed on how determined the team were in seeing my case through. If you are looking for a reliable, easy and transparent team to handle your case, here they are. I would like to thank Somia who I believe either led or coordinated my case for doing a fantastic job in both seeing the case through and communication.

Bethel Osuagwu

1 year ago

"Reassuring help throughout our case"

The team at Aequitas Legal were excellent. They were very responsive to questions with appropriate answers as well as being very supportive. They reassured my husband & I throughout our case & helped to acquire an amazing settlement of our case without having to attend court. I would greatly recommend their services to anybody unreservedly.

Sharon Cooper

1 year ago

"Professional, friendly and happy to explain everything simply"

Highly recommend Aequitas who have recently dealt with my successful case. Special thanks to James Sloane who made the process much easier ; very professional, friendly and happy to explain everything simply. Also very encouraging and supportive with regular updates as well as spot on with getting paperwork and documents organised.
For someone like myself who has never been involved in a legal process I'm delighted with how my case was handled with this company.

Wendy Hindley

2 years ago

"A deserved 5 Stars!"

Fantastic service from Ansa. Shes worked hard on my case and kept me up to date and well informed on everything that was happening. Pleasure to deal with. She deserves the 5stars!

Rachel Williams

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