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Burn Injury Claims

Burns often happen by accident and can leave life-long scars. However, sometimes they happen because of negligence or malpractice. If this has happened to you, then you may have a claim for burn injury compensation. Burn injuries can also be an injury at work claim a car accident claim or a product liability claim. Our burn injury solicitors are only a call away if you wish to discuss making a compensation claim for a burn injury that wasn’t your fault.

Have You Suffered from Medical Malpractice Burns?

When burns are caused by medical negligence, they may be due to one of the following reasons:
  • Faulty equipment
  • Accident or mistake e.g. placing an item on/near a patient
  • Surgical error
Other burn injuries that you may claim compensation for include:
  • Scalding by hot liquid
  • Burns from faulty products
  • Workplace burns
  • Electrical burns
  • Burns from acid attacks or accidents
If you have suffered from a burn injury due to negligence, you could claim for the expenses incurred for the medical treatment of:
  • Scarring
  • Remedial treatment / Cosmetic surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Psychological injury and associated counselling
  • Loss of earnings
  • Travel expenses
  • Provision of camouflage make-up
Due consideration is given with burn injuries, as they can be particularly painful and often lead to severe scarring, causing more emotional distress.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim for A Burn Injury?

The amount of burn injury compensation received varies greatly, depending on the severity of the case and the position of the burn injury on the body.

As a guide the general damages court guidelines does offer some approximations
  • Burns covering 40% or more of the body: No less than £89,000
  • Severe facial damage: Approx £30,000 - £90,000
  • Single piece of scarring or multiple scars on legs, arms, back or chest: Approx £7,000 - £22,000

How Long Do I Have to Make a Burn Injury Compensation Claim?

You typically have three years from the occurrence date to file a claim if you have burn injuries. There are a few exceptions, such as the two-year time limit on criminal assault claims.

The deadline begins to run as of the alleged date of the burn injury occurring or you became aware that negligence was to blame for your injury or impairment.

Even though three years may seem like a long time, in some circumstances it is a relatively short time to realise wrongdoing. Therefore, be sure to conduct independent inquiries as soon as you can before coming to our knowledgeable team of burn injury solicitors if you think you have a claim for burn injury compensation.

You have ten years from the day the product was introduced to file a claim if a defective product caused your burn injury.

If the burn injury has occurred to a minor, then it is slightly different. If a child under the age of 18 has an accident, the limitation clock does not start until the child’s 18th birthday. This means that children have until their 21st birthday to bring a personal injury claim. Read more in our guide to personal injury claims for children.

How Much Does It Cost to Make a Burn Injury Compensation Claim?

Our burn injury solicitors work on the basis of no-win-no-fee. Our personal injury and medical negligence experts will consult with you to determine whether your unique circumstances and prior experiences are sufficient to support filing a burn injury claim.

You have nothing to lose by contacting our burn injury compensation solicitors if you believe you may have been the victim of negligence. Fees would be involved if your case was successful, but we make sure you are aware of everything before you embark on this journey with us.

If the claim is for a child under the age of 18, we will not take a success fee and we will not request any payments up front.

Will I Have to Go to Court to Claim Burn Injury Compensation?

For your benefit, we always attempt to reach a settlement outside of court because doing so typically results in less anxiety for all parties, especially during challenging recovery times. We'll start legal procedures for your burn injury compensation claim if your opponent disputes responsibility or the agreed settlement. Even after trial dates have been scheduled, cases frequently settle out of court. Should it proceed to court, we'll walk you through each stage.

How Do I Make a Burn Injury Compensation Claim?

Contact our burn injury claim solicitors today on 02920 404012 contact us for expert legal advice now.

Following the acceptance of your claim, the Defendants will be contacted, and the value of your compensation will be determined by gathering medical and other evidence. There are two types of compensation: general damages and particular damages.

General damages, which are assessed or evaluated based on the information in a medical report and the type and severity of your accident, are the money you will be compensated for the pain and suffering you have had because of your burn injury.

Other monetary losses, such as past and future lost wages, medical costs, care and support, the price of home adaptations and handicap equipment, etc., are included in special damages.
Following negations with the defendant, Mr X was offered £250,000 gross of the interim payments of £52,009 to settle the claim. Mr X accepted this offer and was very thankful for our assistance with his claim.
Absolutely amazing service, I had an accident back in 2016 and they fought tooth and nail to get me the treatment and pay out that I deserved, my case handler Amy kept me informed throughout the entire process. I would definitely recommend Howells to anyone.
From start to finish my daughter’s medical negligence claim was handled brilliantly. Communication was excellent and her case was handled sensitively and professionally, with a successful outcome at the end.
Excellent service as always, Highly recommended wouldn't use anybody else , always on hand to help and advice . Thank you!!!!!

Paul Gander
Sue dealt with my personal injury claim with professionalism at all times. She kept both myself and my son fully informed throughout the process and always responded to queries quickly and efficiently. I would have no hesitation in using this firm again.

Stuart Marks
I recently used Howells' for a claim. After an initial telephone conversation, Amy (our assigned representative) went through the process of our potential claim. She outlined time frames and the strength of our case. We ended up receiving compensation above our expectations. I was thoroughly impressed the team from Howells and would have no hesitation in recommending them to others. They handled the whole process in a manner which inspired confidence, knowing that we were in good hands.

Simon Marks
Howells have been fantastic when dealing with my claim and i would recommend them to anyone. I would like to thank Sue for her outstanding service and patience throughout my case. You were great and I cannot thank you enough for the end result. Also thank you to Glendora and Amy for all your help. 5* service all round

Gavin Herbert
Life changing issues affected our daughter due to a misdiagnosis and then catalogue of errors. We are so grateful to Sue and the team and the lovely Glendora! Thank you so much for all your hard work, perseverance and pure doggedness. Hopefully this has saved another family from having to go through this! Amazing service from such nice people! Enjoy the hamper!

Case Study: Personal Injury Claim for a Burn

R v Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The patient in this matter was chemically burned as a result of a misplaced alcohol-wipe being left within a premature baby’s incubator following a vaccination. Sadly, this resulted in burns to the patient’s leg and life-long scarring.

Compensation is anticipated to exceed £30,000.00 for the emotional trauma and future rehabilitation needs.

Have You Suffered Medical Malpractice Burns?

If you have suffered a burn whilst under medical care, then you may be eligible for compensation. Get in touch with our medical negligence team today to learn if you have a claim for your burn injury.
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Meet the Key Individuals

Sue Edwards
Sue Edwards

Head of Medical
Negligence and Personal
Injury Department
Cardiff Office

Thomas Stride
Thomas Stride

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office

Robert Jones
Robert Jones
Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow)

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office

Amy Downey
Amy Downey
Legal Assistant

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence

Glendora Hendrickson
Glendora Hendrickson
Personal Assistant

Personal Injury and
Medical Negligence
Cardiff Office

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