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Burns and Scalding Claims

Duncan Lewis Solicitors – Claims for Burns and Scalding Injuries

 

Claims for burns and scalding injuries may involve minor or moderate injury caused by the negligence of a third party – as well as more serious injuries that can result in scarring, permanent disfigurement or catastrophic injury.

 

Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors –frequently advise on making compensation claims for burns, scalding and scalding injuries which occur as a result of:

 

  • Accidents at work
  • Agricultural accidents
  • Acid attacks
  • Chemical burns
  • Electrocution
  • Faulty electrical equipment
  • Faulty plumbing and heating systems
  • Holiday accidents
  • Landlord’s negligence
  • Medical negligence (delays in/failure to treat burns or scalds correctly or prevent infection)
  • Plumbers’ accidents
  • Public liability claims
  • Road traffic accidents

 

It is important that medical care for burns and scalding and scald related injuries is prompt and appropriate, as such injuries can result in infection if not treated correctly – in such cases, it may be possible to claim compensation if a burn or scalding injury has not been treated properly.

 

Duncan Lewis claims solicitors are able to advise on high-value compensation claims for burns, scalding and scalding injuries – as well as offering supportive legal advice to bereaved families whose loved one has lost their life as a result of burns or scalding injury and who wish to make a claim for compensation.

 

The Duncan Lewis claims team is also able to advise on:

 

  • Claims against the Ministry of Defence
  • Claims against the Home Office
  • Claims against the Police
  • Claims against the Fire Service

 

Injuries from burns and scalding can have life changing outcomes in serious cases – and it is important to seek expert legal advice as soon as possible if you have sustained burns injuries caused by negligence.

 

How to make a claim for burns, scalding and scalding injuries

 

There is usually a three-year time limit for making a no win no fee claim for burns, scalding and scalding injuries.In some circumstances limitation can be extended.

 

In some cases, criminal charges may be brought – if, for example, a resident of a care home has sustained burns or scalding injuries as a result of poor care, or an individual was harmed as a result of criminal activity such as an acid attack.

 

Children who sustain burns and scalding injuries before the age of 18 can claim compensation up to the age of 21. Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor can also advise parents and guardians on how to make a claim on behalf of a minor by acting as the child’s Litigation Friend.

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors always press for maximum compensation – and can also advise on access to welfare benefits, rehabilitation and adaptations to the home, as well as compensation to cover the cost of ongoing medical care, including cosmetic surgery, skin grafts, pain control and physiotherapy.

 

Contacting Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors

 

Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors usually accept burns, scalding and scalding related injuries claims on a no win no fee basis, otherwise known as a Conditional Fee Agreement.

 

Duncan Lewis Solicitors have offices across England and Wales – call 033 3722 0409 and ask to speak to one of our specialist personal injury solicitors to discuss making a burns and scalding injury claim. A family member can contact us if a loved one has been hospitalised as a result of burns or scalding injuries or is unable to call.

 

Our specialist burns, and scalding injury lawyers offer a supportive legal service to those who have suffered injury as a result of negligence – and will ensure you win the compensation you need to help you recover and rebuild your life.

 


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