Burn Injury

Suffering any type of burn can be incredibly painful and psychologically distressing. If you or a loved one have suffered a burn injury and it is due to someone else’s negligence, there is a high chance compensation could be claimed.

Hassle Free

“I’d like to thank Jonny Richardson in particular. He is very polite and friendly, and explained things in a way that I understood. He made the whole process hassle and stress free for me.”

L Duthie, Personal Injury Claim

The Short of it

  • If you are left with scarring

    from a burn injury that was caused by someone else's negligence you may be entitled to compensation.

  • If your accident

    occurred within the last 3 years, we can help you to claim for compensation.

  • Some of the most common burn injury claims

    we resolve are caused by accidents at work or road traffic accidents. They can even happen in schools and nurseries.

  • Everything we do at Watermans

    is about getting you the resolution you need and providing Straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Burn injuries

    Burn injury claims

    A burn injury can have a devastating affect on your life both physically and mentally. If this injury was caused by someone else’s negligence it can make moving on with your new normal even harder. We can help you move on with your life by pursuing the at fault party for financial compensation. We can also help you with medical and psychological if it is required too.

    We can process claims for first, second, third and fourth-degree burns (from the first skin layer down to muscle and bone) caused by:

    • electrical burns
    • scalding by hot liquid
    • workplace chemical burns (minor and severe)
    • chemical burns from acid attacks

    As a basic rule, you will be eligible to make a burns injury claim if you sustained an injury:

    • within the last three years, and;
    • another person was to blame, and;
    • that person owed you a duty of care

    If you or a relative have been burned in an accident that you were not responsible for, take steps now to help move on with your life following the incident.

    Talk to us today to see how we can help.

    Making a claim

    How do I make a burns injury claim?

    If your life, or the life of a loved one, has been affected by a burn injury we can help.

    Adjusting to life after your accident can be difficult. Depending on the severity, you may have to make significant lifestyle changes. You could need long-term medical care, be unable to care for your children, or have to make adaptations to your home. Your employment may also be impacted if you’re unable to return (at least immediately) to work. These changes can have serious consequences on you and your family, and will be considered as part of your personal injury claim.

    You and your family need help to rebuild your life, so your compensation claim will also focus on your future.

    As personal injury solicitors, we frequently meet clients who tell us that they were worried about approaching us to see if they had a claim, so we understand it can be daunting. If you’ve been injured in an accident in Scotland within the last three years that wasn’t your fault, then you should seek advice. Plus, with our no win no fee policy, you won’t need to worry about solicitor fees, because if we don’t win you don’t pay.

    There’s no need to suffer in silence. We’re here to help you get your life back on track and support you in every step along the way. Speak with one of our personal injury solicitors today to begin your claim process.

    It’s time to approach a personal injury solicitor

    How much compensation?

    How much compensation for a burns injury?

    As with all personal injury claims, the compensation you could receive on your claim can vary. It is dependent on the severity of your injury, and what long-lasting effects you may experience as a result. If somebody is found to have been grossly negligent in their duty of care to you, you may find that the sum will be larger.

    Whatever the type of injury, we always strive to produce the best result for you, so that you can get your life back on track.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.

    Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.


    Straightforward Legal Advice

    How much could you claim?

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

    Your claim could be worth...

    Claim Worth

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.


    Get in touch with us

    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055


    Our personal injury claims expert

    “Making a claim for compensation can be such a daunting process for people, so I try to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as I can for them.”

    Susanne McGraw, Head of Personal Injury