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Burns

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

Reviews

6 months ago

"Excellent company"

What an excellent company. Always answered the phone quickly. Explained everything in simple terms no legal jargon. Highly recommend this company. Got me the amount that we discussed. Every member who I spoke to was polite and very helpful. Overall an excellent experience. 5/5

Andy Turner

7 months ago

"Always professional"

Excellent team, always professional and guided me through my claim every step of the way.

Rakesh Mehta

6 months ago

"Settled for more than what I expected"

Many thanks to the team at Aequitas Legal. My claim was settled for more than what I expected. Kudos to them!

1 year ago

"No regrets "

Really friendly. Kept me up to date so far in my case and always receive regular updates. No regrets picking Aequitas Legal.

Daniel Royle

1 year ago

"No hesitation recommending Aequitas Legal"

Aequitas Legal were the solicitors responsible and Matthew Trusch handled my case, very professionally, but able to communicate with me in layman's terms over any worries I had. Everything was handled with empathy and friendliness, I can only thank him and his team for fetching everything to a satisfactory conclusion. I would have no hesitation in recommending Aequitas Legal to anyone who needed a professional service. Thank you again.

1 year ago

"Go above and beyond"

As a business we have an excellent working partnership with Aequitas. They are a proactive, genuine, responsible company who always go above and beyond for their clients and suppliers alike. Leemic are always willing to offer support to Aequitas because, fundamentally, they are a lovely and hardworking team who are always on the end of the phone should we require impartial advice! We wish them every success in the future because they deserve to do well!

Lizzy McDowell

9 months ago

"Very professional"

I received excellent from service and support from my solicitor Carl Jones and the other members of staff I spoke to Aequitas Legal. They are all very professional but also friendly and happy to help. I was always able to get in touch and any queries dealt with quickly. I would recommend Aequitas Legal to my friends and family.

6 months ago

"Highly recommend"

My experience with Aquitas Legal has been great. I was given no nonsense, realistic expectations and I am very happy with the outcome. Using their app made the experience even easier, however I always managed to speak to someone if I needed clarification on anything. I would highly recommend Aquitas Legal!

11 months ago

"Brilliant all the way through"

What can I say what a team ashleigh as been brilliant all the way through talking on whatsapp gets back to u really fast and always trys to help you out the all team been brilliant to get me the best outcome I will defo past aequitas Legal name on to anyone 5 out 5 keep up the hard work you all take care.

Dean Cotterill

1 year ago

"Always kept informed of everything"

I have been really happy with the quality of the advice and help I have received over the period of my claim. Always kept informed of everything and my claim has been won and settled in my favour. I would recommend Carl and the team to everyone.

8 months ago

"Outstanding service"

I would like to say a massive thank you to Aequitas Legal for such an outstanding service. The service received was very professional and very swift, I was kept up to date at al times through letters and emails. I would absolutely recommend Aequitas Legal to anyone looking to pursue a personal injury claim - Thank You Aequitas Legal

Ranj Lal

2 years ago

"The team were very helpful"

My case went on for just over 2 years. The team were very helpful and Matthew made sure i was kept up to date and always asked for my opinion. There was no pressure and he offered his own opinion to help along the way. Thank you very much aequitas legal!

8 months ago

"Process was made simple"

My experience with Aequitas Legal was excellent overall. The process was made very simple and took up very little time on my part, particularly with use of the 'InCase' App and emails. My caseworker, Jane Hargreaves, was very approachable and friendly, and responded to queries promptly. I was expecting my case to take the best part of 6 months to resolve but was settled with my cheque in the post within just a few months. Very impressed at such a stress free and innovative experience and would recommend to others.

Amy Fox

8 months ago

"Kept updated regularly "

Aequitas Legal, a very professional company from Katie who helped with my initial inquiry to Suzanne, the solicitor, who handled my case. I was kept updated regularly on all aspects and developments and given sound advice regarding my claim. I particularly liked using the App on my mobile which was full of useful information. Great customer service with prompt responses to questions and queries, I would not hesitate to recommend them.
Thank you for a quick and easy settlement.

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