Serious Burn Claims

Burn injuries can be life-changing, leaving nerve damage, scarring and long-term pain. If your burn injury was caused by someone else, you could claim compensation.


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Can I get compensation for a burn injury?

If you’ve suffered a burn injury and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation and support. Burns often happen quickly but depending on their severity, they can leave a lasting impact.

It can be difficult mentally as well as physically to come to terms with your new reality after suffering a serious burn injury. And it’s not uncommon for people to struggle in the long term with low self-esteem or psychological conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

We could help you claim for the physical and emotional pain you’ve endured. Whether you were burnt in an accident in the workplace, in a public place or in a road traffic collision, get in touch to find out how we could support you.

Why should I make a serious burn claim?

Suffering any kind of burn injury can be traumatic, and it’s only right that you pursue justice and compensation for what you’ve been through. Many people find that making a claim can bring a sense of closure as the person or organisation responsible is held to account.

By taking legal action, you could also be helping to highlight instances of negligence that led to your accident. This could contribute towards ensuring the same thing doesn’t happen to anyone else in future.

Compensation may also make it easier for you to cover the costs associated with your injuries. If you’ve had to take time off work to recover, you’ll likely have concerns about the financial impact. But if your claim is successful, a settlement could give you additional security.

And if the party responsible for your injuries admits liability, your solicitor may be able to apply for what’s called an interim payment. This will be paid out to you before your case is settled, so you’ll be able to deal with any immediate costs such as medical expenses or household bills.

How can First4Lawyers help?

We can guide you through the process of making a serious burn injury claim, and take some of the burden from your shoulders. Our personal injury solicitors are experienced in handling cases involving burn injuries and they’ll work to get you the outcome you deserve.

Our client Miss Farrington was able to claim £1,800 with the help of our solicitors after suffering a burn to her foot in a hotel restaurant. After receiving little support from the hotel company, Miss Farrington found First4Lawyers online and we were able to take on her case.

We could help you, too. For these types of claims we work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you won’t have anything to pay upfront and you’ll have no legal fees to cover if your claim is unsuccessful.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

Serious burn injury claim FAQs

How much is my burn claim worth?

If your burn injury claim is successful, the amount of compensation you receive will depend largely on the severity of your injuries. Generally, burns will fall into four categories:

  • First degree burns – superficial burns that damage only the top layer of the skin (epidermis)
  • Second degree burns – damage to the first and second layers of the skin (dermis)
  • Third degree burns – severe damage to the first layer (epidermis), second layer (dermis) and the tissue beneath the skin, often severing nerves
  • Fourth degree burns – the most serious burns, affecting all layers of the skin and the underlying muscle and bones

Your compensation settlement will take into account the level of pain and suffering you’ve endured as well as the financial impact of your injuries. This could include any loss in earnings if you’ve had to take time off work, or the cost of further treatment.

For a rough estimate of how much you could be entitled to, try our free compensation calculator.

Will my burn injury claim go to court?

It is increasingly rare for injury claims to go to court, so there is only a very small chance that you would need to appear in a courtroom. This will typically only be the case where claims are more complex.

But even if the other side refuses to admit responsibility, your solicitor will continue to negotiate in order to try and reach a settlement out of court.

In the unlikely event that your case goes before a judge – usually because communications have broken down – your solicitor will make sure you’re fully prepared and will be at your side throughout.

Is there a time limit for serious burn claims?

Most serious injury claims will need to be made within three years, but there are some exceptions. For example, when a child is involved, the limit will not apply until the child turns 18. They will then have until their 21st birthday to make a claim.

If you’re making a claim on behalf of someone who is lacking mental capacity, there will not be any restrictions on when you can start the process.

For more information on the time limits surrounding these types of claims, read our free guide.

I think I have a claim – what should I do?

If you’ve suffered a serious burn injury, the most important thing to do is seek medical attention. Your wellbeing should be put before anything else, so we would encourage you to get the treatment you need before taking any further action.

After this, you could consider making a burn injury claim. Our knowledgeable advisors will speak to you about your situation and let you know how we could help. If we think you have a strong case, we’ll ask if you’d like to be put in touch with one of our expert solicitors.

It will be completely up to you if you’d like to go forward with a claim after speaking to us. We know this is a big decision and we’ll never pressure you either way.

To find out more about our services, get in touch with us today. You can call us on the number at the top of the screen, request a callback or fill in our quick and simple claims form.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

Whether you want to make an accident and injury claim, or need a solicitor for personal or business law matters - our friendly team are here to help, 24/7.

Free initial consultation

Our fully trained legal advisors are happy to offer initial guidance and advice for free

No Win No Fee*

No Win No Fee solicitors - you don't pay a penny up front when making a claim

No pressure

We offer advice with no obligation.  We never cold-call or apply pressure to our customers


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