Burn Injury Claims — Scotland

Suffering any type of burn can be incredibly painful and psychologically distressing. If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, there is a high chance you are eligible to claim compensation due to your burn injury.

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“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 minor or permanent 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 claim burn injury compensation.

  • Some of the most common burn injury claims we resolve

    are caused by workplace accidents 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

    An overview of burn injury claims

    A burn injury can have a devastating effect on your life, both physically and mentally. If your minor or serious burn injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, it can make moving on with your new normal even harder.

    A Watermans lawyer in Scotland can help you move on with your life by pursuing the at-fault party for financial compensation for a burn. We can also help you claim medical treatment and psychological assistance if it is required.

    We can process claims for first-degree burns, second-degree burns, third-degree burns 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 burns)
    • Chemical burns from acid attacks

    Burn injury classifications

    There are four different types of burns suffered by people. A first-degree burn is not a serious burn injury. They are burns on the top layer of the skin that won’t cause permanent scarring. You can usually make a minor burn or scald injury compensation claim for these.

    Second-degree burns (also referred to as deep dermal burns) are usually superficial partial-thickness burns which can be caused by exposure to fire. You can make a more serious burn injury claim for these with help from our team of lawyers, as they might result in minor scarring or surgery, and you could be entitled to scalding compensation. Chemical burn injury claims are often for these kinds of burns.

    Third-degree burns (also referred to as full-thickness burns) are serious injuries. Those who have suffered a burn will experience white or charred skin caused by chemicals or open flames. These burns can also cause nerve damage.

    Fourth-degree burns are the most serious burn injury claims of the four. They can be life-threatening and may affect your bones, muscles, and more, possibly resulting in internal burns. Our specialist solicitors across Scotland can assist you with getting the compensation you deserve for your burn injury.

    Talk to us today to see how we can help.

    Making a Claim

    Why make a burn injury claim?

    If your life, or the life of a loved one, has been affected by a burn injury, our lawyers in Scotland 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 for burns compensation.

    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 to secure compensation, so we understand it can be daunting.

    Whether you have minor or serious burn injuries, 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 burn injury claim process. With our burn injury no-win, no-fee policy, you won’t need to worry about solicitor fees; If we don’t win, you don’t pay.

    Who qualifies for burn injury compensation?

    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 from our lawyers across Scotland. As a basic rule, you will be eligible to make a burn 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. Make a burn injury claim with the help of a Watermans solicitor in Scotland to get fair compensation for your injury.

    It’s time to approach a personal injury solicitor

    How Much Compensation?

    How much compensation can I claim for a burn injury?

    As with all personal injury claims, burn claim amounts 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.

    Burn injury compensation claims will also be higher depending on whether the persons involved suffered minor or serious burn injuries. For example, you can claim more second-degree burn compensation than you could for first-degree burns. The compensation process is different based on whether you are claiming for burn injury at work compensation or for an injury that took place somewhere else. Depending on the severity of your burn injuries, the compensation amount will vary.

    Whatever type of burn injuries you suffer, 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 is your modern personal injury law firm in Edinburgh.

    Our expert solicitors are committed to doing everything to make the minor or serious burn injury 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 burn injury compensation for your claim.

    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. Our solicitors in Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland work on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means that if your burn claims are unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.

    Burn Injury Claims - FAQs

    There are many possible causes for burn injuries, such as extensive exposure to the sun, contact with fire, hot liquids, chemicals, radiation, electricity, and more. Whatever the cause, if you were not at fault, you can make burns compensation claims with help from one of our no-win, no-fee lawyers in Scotland.

    Whether you received minor scalding from an open flame or burns from chemicals, you are entitled to compensation. Every situation is different, but depending on the severity of the accident, you can usually claim for short-term and long-term treatment, emotional suffering due to the burn, loss of income, and more.

    Use our burn injury compensation calculator below for an estimate and contact our burn injury compensation claims solicitors to start the process.

    Compensation for burns at work has a similar process to burns sustained anywhere else. If negligence in the workplace can be proven, you will be able to make a claim for burn-at-work compensation. The amount covered can include medical costs, loss of income, and more. A dedicated lawyer will analyse your burn accident at work and contact either your employer or your employer’s insurance.

    It’s best to contact a burn injuries attorney right away. If you’ve sustained a serious burn and you are mentally and physically able to, you can make the claim yourself. If you do not have the mental or physical capacity to make a claim, a family member can reach out to a Watermans burn injury lawyer in Edinburgh or elsewhere on your behalf. If the burn injury is fatal, family members and an executor or an administrator of your estate can make the claim.

    For your claim to be successful, you need to gather as much evidence as possible and have a solicitor from our law firm in Scotland assist you with the process. You need to have proof that the burn caused an injury or death due to negligence. You also need to prove that you have suffered financial losses to claim compensation.

    Evidence to claim burn injury compensation can include witness statements, video footage, proof of purchase for faulty products (if they caused your burn), medical records, financial statements, and more. For a chemical burn claim, it’s important to try and take photos immediately, if possible, before the scene is cleared.

    Request a callback and let our burn injury solicitors in Scotland start the process to make receiving compensation for burn injury claims straightforward.

    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.

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    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