The seriousness of a burn injury requires that you seek medical attention immediately. It is therefore only following your medical diagnosis that you will be able to make a claim for your burn injury. The only proof that you will need in respect of a claim is that the burn injury you sustained was as a direct result of another’s negligence. It is therefore very important that you seek legal advice from a specialist personal injury solicitor as soon as is practical following your accident as they will be able to ascertain the strength of your case from the facts surrounding your injury.
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A burn is an injury sustained by an individual through exposure to dry heat or a flame whereas a scald is caused by something wet such as hot water or steam. Burns themselves can also result from other sources such as electricity, the cold, chemicals or sunlight. However, both burns and scalds can bring about serious injuries causing damage to nerves, tendons, ligaments or muscles. Some severe burns and scalds can even cause permanent scarring or death. The most common cause of serious burn injuries are those occurring through accidents at work or road traffic accidents although burns or scalds can happen anywhere and to anyone. Therefore, if you have sustained a burn or scald that was through the fault of another’s negligence then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation in respect of your injury.
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The amount of compensation for a burn injury is determined by the severity of your injury as well as the pain and suffering which accompanies it. There is no defined sum that can be expected only that less severe burn injuries will result in a lower award of damages whilst more serious burn injuries which involve permanent scarring will attract a higher award of damages. Other financial considerations that will be taken into account are that of your current and future loss of earnings, medical costs as well as travel and other expenses. Psychological damages for your burn injury will also be included in your compensation offer since a burn is a truly traumatic type of personal injury that can have massive implications to an individual’s future living.
To make a claim for compensation, you must first get medical confirmation of the burn injury sustained by you along with the estimated recovery time and full extent of your suffering. You should then consult a specialist personal injury solicitor who will have dealt with similar cases in the past. Such a specialist will be able to ascertain whether you have a valid claim and if so the evidence that will be needed to proof your claim as well as the possible compensation offer you may expect. Here at Scot Accident Claims, we boast an exceptional team of specialist personal injury solicitors who have acted in varying personal injury type cases therefore have a breadth of knowledge and are always willing to help.
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