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Burn Accidents

A Burn injury can have an impact on both you and your family. You may be forced to take time off work to recover from your injuries, for example, while you may also be required to pay for treatments, make adaptations to your home or change your mode of transport. If the damage was caused by somebody else’s negligence, Aequitas Legal is here for you.


burns.jpgOur 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.

To speak to a lawyer, either call us on 0161 358 0800 or fill in the contact form on this page and let us know a convenient time to contact you.

 

Who is responsible?

An explanation of who is liable

What to do if you have been burnt at work

Advice on what to do following a burn

Making a claim for compensation

Advice on burn claims

Why choose Aequitas Legal?

Our solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation

How we have helped others

Examples of successful work accident claims

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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 companies 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. To speak to a solicitor, simply call  0161 358 0800 or fill in the contact form located on this page.

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