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Burn injuries

The consequences of severe burns and serious injuries resulting in disfigurement can be both traumatic and daunting, particularly when on the road to recovery and looking towards the future.

We understand that it can be difficult for those who have suffered burn injuries to return to a normal daily life, both from a physical and a psychological standpoint. We also know that it is likely to have impacted your family too, and maybe continue to do so.

Burn injuries

The consequences of severe burns and serious injuries resulting in disfigurement can be both traumatic and daunting, particularly when on the road to recovery and looking towards the future.

We understand that it can be difficult for those who have suffered burn injuries to return to a normal daily life, both from a physical and a psychological standpoint. We also know that it is likely to have impacted your family too, and maybe continue to do so.

It might be that you’ve had to take an extended amount of time off work, or even quit your job due to your injuries. Maybe you’ve had to stop taking part in things you loved to do such as a sport or a hobby.

While it might be the last thing on your mind, it’s important that you are in the best possible position not only to cope in your current situation, but also to be allowed to recover and plan for the future. That’s why when you make a personal injury claim, the focus should be that it is to help you with the financial burden of your situation, ensuring you have access to all that you need to live as normal a life as possible again.

Claim Today Solicitors has been a personal injury brand specialising in compensation claims including burn injury claims for over 20 years and we have the experience and expertise to get you the personal injury compensation and support you need to look ahead to the future.

Is my injury serious enough to make a claim?

If your injury has impacted your life in a way that has set you back financially or it will do so in the future, then it is likely to be serious enough to enquire about making a claim. The main indicators of this include if you’ve been off work for a long amount of time, or if someone’s had to take time off to care for you.

The main things that you might be able to claim against are:

  • care and equipment both current and future;
  • loss of earnings, as well as potential future earnings if your future progression has been impacted as a result of the injury; and
  • the loss of being able to participate in activities such as sport or learning particular skills that you are now unable to due to your injury.
     

Cause of burn injuries

These types of injuries can happen almost anywhere for many reasons. Therefore we have a wealth of experience in helping people such as yourself claim for these injuries whether you were on the road, out in public, or at work.

For example this could have been because you were affected by a chemical accident or faulty machinery at work. It could have been as the result of a road traffic accident, or in the fallout of defective products that are flammable.

Classification of burns

This is so that we can understand the extent of your injuries and the potential impact of the injury on your everyday life.

First-degree burns for example affect the first layer of skin and are more initially painful than have long-lasting damage. However complications in recovery such as an infection can make a situation worse and a have a longer impact.

Second-degree burns can cause damage to nerve endings, whilst third-degree burns means that all three layers of your skin have been damaged. As such, these types of burn take longer to recover and could require hospital treatment including surgery.

Fourth-degree burns are the most serious form of burn injury and can indicate that there is damage to your bones and muscles. Treatment such as surgery, skin grafts, and even amputation could be considered in these instances. As a result of its severity, these injuries carry life-changing implications and can be fatal.

Frequently asked questions

Personal injury compensation can help ensure that you have what you need to plan for the future and put you back in a situation that is as similar as possible to before the incident.

Compensation is calculated to cover a number of factors including:

  • the severity and impact of the injury
  • loss of earnings
  • costs of treatment
  • costs of equipment needed for day-to-day living
  • required aftercare or continuous care
  • house adjustments (such as ramps, modified rooms)
  • costs of re-training if a career change is unavoidable

If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you are putting yourself in the best possible position both financially and in terms of finding the correct support going forward by enquiring about claiming personal injury compensation.

Our expert personal injury solicitors and experienced personal injury claim team will be able to breakdown what to expect from a claim and how it is calculated to ensure that any compensation you successfully claim puts you in the best position for now and for you and your family’s future.

There are three ways you can start your claim with Claim Today Solicitors:

  1. Use our quick and easy online form – we’ll ask you about the incident and your injuries and let you know if you could have a claim; or
  2. Call our claims team on 08000 93 93 92 and we’ll guide you through the steps to see if you have a claim; or
  3. Use one of our live chat functions on this website, or on Facebook Messenger.

By contacting Claim Today Solicitors, we will let you know whether you have a personal injury claim and give you the information you need to start a claim.

Should you claim with Claim Today Solicitors, we will pass on your matter to one of our experienced case handlers and specialist personal injury solicitors to carry out your matter in a courteous and efficient manner.

As part of our commitment to keeping claims simple, we make personal injury claims on a no win no fee basis, removing the financial risk of making a claim. You will not need to pay your legal costs should your claim be unsuccessful, meaning that you can claim with no need to worry about the finances involved.

Our claim handlers will inform you whether you qualify for a no win no fee agreement and how much you would pay should your personal injury claim be successful.

Typically, this is 20% of your initial damages taken from your compensation and never more than 25% including the price of after-the-event insurance.

Serious injuries are best identified by how long they’ve needed treatment for, if you are unable to return to work and how long you are unable to return to work, as well as if you need assistance in completing day-to-day tasks.

If your injury has impacted your life in a way that has set you back financially or it will do so in the future, then it is likely to be serious enough to enquire about making a claim.

The main things that you might be able to claim against are:

  • care and equipment both current and future;
  • loss of earnings, as well as potential future earnings if your future progression has been impacted as a result of the injury; and
  • the loss of being able to participate in activities such as sport or learning particular skills that you are now unable to due to your injury.

There is no exact estimate we can give, but you can get a good idea on the amount of compensation you could claim for by using our online compensation calculator.

We do receive claim enquiries from people who are calling on behalf of somebody else, mainly parents on behalf of children, or spouses on behalf of their partners – particularly in cases of more serious injuries including comas and brain injuries.

You can certainly start the process on someone else’s behalf, and we will guide you through the steps needed to ensure that it is as simple as possible through this difficult time. You can start by using our online form, requesting a callback, or by calling us on 08000 93 93 92.

Under the upcoming personal injury reforms in 2020, a more claimants will have to go through the small claims court. Namely those whose injury claims from road traffic accidents are likely to recover £5,000, and £2,000 for other claims. The current threshold for small claims is £1,000.

Most firms will not be able to represent those who go through small claims due to the costs involved, meaning that you would have to take the claim on yourself. We may be able to assist you with making your application, to see if we can call us on 08000 93 93 92.

Claim Today Solicitors is a specialist personal injury law firm that handles personal injury claims concerning injuries from road traffic accidents, workplace accidents, or accidents in public and shops.

It is our mission to ensure that everyone has access to legal assistance with their claims. That’s why we continue to provide personal injury claims on a no win no fee basis and offer support for those who are going to small claims court.

Claim Today Solicitors has been a well-known personal injury name for over 20 years in the UK. Thousands of people have claimed personal injury compensation with us to help rebuild their lives and get the care and assistance they need.

We believe in keeping claims simple from start to finish. To us, this means you can interact with us in a way that suits you.

This starts with being able to start your claim online or over the phone and continues with keeping you informed at every key point of your personal injury claim. We will communicate what has happened in your claim, as well as the next steps.

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