Have You Suffered A Burn Injury?
Regardless of how your injuries came about, if you weren’t at fault for the accident which caused them, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Whether you suffered burns as a result of an MVA like a Car Crash, through the negligence of a medical practitioner or from a Workplace Incident, we’re here for you.
We know how painful and traumatic it can be when you, or a loved one, suffer a burn injury. You may have been left dependent on those around you, suffering from physical pain or with permanent scarring which can leave you feeling isolated.
You may have been unable to work or take part in sports and hobbies and in severe cases, your injuries may have been life-changing.
We understand that no amount of money can erase the trauma of your experience, but a compensation claim could help cover the expenses incurred from your injury, leaving you able to focus on recovery. Compensation could help you pay for rehabilitation, medication, treatment and care.
For more information and support, get in touch with our legally trained advisors on 1300 106 107. There’s no obligation to move forward with a claim but we can assess your situation and connect you with a specialist no win no fee lawyer if you decide to go ahead.
We realise how much of an impact a burn injury can have on your life as well as the lives of those around you. Aside from the physical pain, your injury may have meant time off from work and reliance on people around you for physical, mental and financial support. This might mean additional stress during your recovery causing work and family pressures.
As well as this, you may have been unable to continue with hobbies, sports and other everyday activities, like driving. You might be left feeling isolated or dependent – we’re here to help.
When you get in touch our expert lawyers will work hard to ensure you receive the compensation that meets the severity of your burn injury.
Your lawyer will aim to seek compensation for you to cover:
• Private medical treatment, rehabilitation, medication and surgery costs.
• The impact on social activities
• Loss of earnings and potential impact on future employment.
• Any care given, even if it was given freely.
• Accommodation and travel costs
• Any other impact on your or your family’s lives.
Causes Of Burn Injuries
Burn injuries can be caused by a huge number of different types of accident, happening very quickly and often with lasting damage. Some common types of accidents causing burn injuries include:
• Accidents at work caused by exposed electrical wires or poorly maintained electrical equipment, as well as chemical injuries caused by industrial accidents, and building site accidents
• Road traffic accidents where burns are caused by flames, hot liquids, friction, or faulty inflation of an airbag.
• Defective products, especially electrical products or gas equipment.
No matter the cause of your injury, if it was within the last three years and you weren’t at fault, then it’s likely we can help you with a compensation claim.
How Are Burns Classified?
Depending on the depth of the injury, burns are categorised into first, second, third and fourth degrees.
First-degree burns only affect the first layer of skin, known as the epidermis. A common cause is from scalding hot steam or water. These don’t usually require medical attention but can cause pain, discomfort and sometimes complications during recovery, such as infection.
Second-degree burns affect the layer of tissue just beneath the epidermis. This can cause damage to nerve endings, sweat glands and blood vessels, sometimes causing your skin to become blistered and red.
Also known as full thickness burns, third-degree burns mean all three layers of skin have been damaged.
Recovering from this type of burn can take a long time, and can often cause permanent scarring or disability. You may have had to spend significant time in the hospital, or have undergone surgery such as a skin graft.
The most severe class of burn injury, fourth-degree burns can cause damage to the bones, tendons and muscles. Damaged nerve endings will always require medical treatment and in extreme cases, amputation. Fourth degrees are often life-changing and some cases, fatal.
Can I Make A Burn Injury Claim?
If you’re thinking about making a burn injury claim, you may be wondering who is liable. The easiest way to get an answer to this question and any others you may have, Is by calling a member of our friendly team on 1300 106 107. They’ll ask you some questions about your accident and injury so they can let you know whether they think you have a claim.
We understand you may be uncomfortable discussing your accident or injury, especially if your experience and injury were traumatic and serious. There’s no obligation when you call us to proceed with making a no win no fee claim but if you do, we’ll connect you with a specialist lawyer, who’ll be able to answer any questions you may have and will ensure you know what to expect before the other party is contacted and the lawyer negotiates on your behalf.
If you’re not ready to speak to us yet, it’s generally advised that you have a claim if:
• Your accident occurred within the last three years
• You were not at fault
• You were injured
You can also try our free claim checker tool, estimating whether you have a claim based on answers to some simple questions.