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If you have suffered a serious burn that wasn't your fault it can be life-changing, and the healing process can be very long and difficult.
When things do go wrong with medical treatment, the consequences can sometimes be very serious and life-changing, both for the person on the receiving end of the negligence and their loved ones. Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible to make a compensation claim for doctor negligence.
Unfortunately, burns can be a fairly common type of injury, and the nature of this type of physical damage means that they can take a long time to heal and are very painful in the meantime. Severe burns might require multiple skin grafts and surgeries and usually result in some level of scarring. Some of the most common types of accidents that cause burn injuries include:
A common question we are asked is "How much compensation will I get for a burn at work", but unfortunately there is no straightforward answer as every situation is different. The amount of compensation for a burn claim will depend on the severity of the injury and its impact on your life.
Worker's compensation for burns is based on a number of factors, which include:
In the same way as for workplace burns, compensation for burns caused by chemicals will also depend very much on the specific circumstances involved, including the degree and extent of the burn injury and the level of recovery expected in the future.
Compensation for burn injury claims not only includes a general award for the injury itself, but can also include recompense for any out-of-pocket expenses or financial loss suffered as a result of the injury, such as lost wages when undergoing treatment.
The personal injury team at Forbes have a proven track record in achieving successful results for our clients who have suffered a burn that wasn't their fault. Whether it happened at work, as the result of a road traffic accident or in any other type of incident, our team can help you to make a claim for the maximum possible amount of compensation.