Burn injury at work - compensation claims

Burns are a common hazard to employees in workplaces across the UK. Burn injuries at work are not limited to accidents caused by fire or heat, they can also be caused by exposure to chemicals, extreme cold or even friction, electricity and radiation.

If you have been burned during the course of your employment due to the negligence of somebody else you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. If you would like to speak to a member of our specialist workplace accidents team call us on 0203 816 0065 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly.  


Employer’s responsibility

Most workplace burns can be prevented if adequate measures are put in place by an employer.

Your employer has the duty to ensure you are safe whilst at work and must ensure that the following has been completed:

  • An adequate risk assessment  is in place
  • Personal protective equipment has been provided, if required
  • You are provided with a safe system of work
  •  You are provided with adequate instructions on how to use equipment

Common causes of burns in the workplace

  • Coming into contact with hot equipment or machinery
  • Hot surfaces being exposed
  • Handling hot liquids without having the correct protection
  • Coming into contact with corrosive chemicals without having the
  • Being exposed to fire without proper protection
  • Receiving electric shocks from faulty electrically charged items

Common consequences of burn injuries

  • Burnt flesh
  • Facial or bodily scarring
  • Psychological effects
  • Tendon, ligament or muscle damage
  • Requirement for skin grafts
  • Requirement for scar revision surgery

Our team of dedicated solicitors are experts in dealing with a wide range of accidents involving burns. We understand how severe burns and scars can affect your confidence and self-esteem. We will investigate your claim and ensure that you receive the rehabilitation you need to assist your recovery.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team about making a claim for compensation following a burn in the workplace call us today on 0203 816 0065 or complete our online enquiry form and we will contact you directly. 

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