Have you Suffered a Burn Injury At Work?

If you have been involved in an accident which has resulted in a burn or scar in the last three years, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim, no matter how minor or major the injury may be.

What’s My Claim Worth have extensive experience in dealing with accidents which result in these injuries. Our expert team of burn injury lawyers understands the issues affecting you, both physically and psychologically, due to a burn or scar and will fight for the compensation that you deserve.

How much Compensation will I get for my Burns?

Some injuries resulting in burns, scars or lacerations can be relatively easy to resolve, whereas others can result in long-term or even permanent pain or distress.

We understand that the injuries you have suffered can severely affect on your day to day life. When fighting for your burn injury compensation we take into account if you have had to take time off work, if you have had to pay for medication and any other losses that you may have incurred.

If you have been involved in an accident which has resulted in a burn, scar or laceration, you should not hesitate to contact us or to try our Claimometer to see what your claim may be worth.

Have you Suffered Burns from a Hazardous Substance?

There are many chemicals and substances that can put people’s health at risk in the workplace, causing diseases including dermatitis, asthma or even cancer. Unfortunately, accidents do happen and the incorrect storage, handling or use of hazardous substances can have the potential to cause serious damage.

Whether through a one-off spill or long-term exposure, hazardous substances can lead to all kinds of injuries. One of the most common is a burn injury at work. Burns from hazardous substances occur when the skin or eyes come into contact with irritants, such as acids or bases (alkaline). This may cause a reaction on the skin or within the body and can even affect the internal organs if a substance is swallowed.

What kind of Substances Cause Hazardous Burns?

The Control of Chemicals Hazardous to Health Regulations [2002] (COSHH) classes hazardous substances as:

  • Chemicals
  • Fumes
  • Dusts
  • Vapours
  • Mists and gases
  • Biological agents (germs)

The most common hazardous substances to cause burns are those that contain strong acids, such as cleaning products, car battery acids, and bleaches.

Who is most at Risk to a Burn Injury at Work?

Hazardous substances that cause burns can affect people from a wide range of industries but those most at risk include:

  • Hairdressers
  • Beauticians
  • Cleaners
  • Mechanics
  • Healthcare staff

Your Employer’s Responsibility

Employers have a duty to make sure hazardous substances are handled, stored and labeled correctly.

Employers also need to consider whether they can substitute a hazardous substance for something that is less hazardous. If this is not possible, the employer has a duty to carry out a detailed risk assessment in accordance with the COSHH Regulations in relation to all tasks involving the hazardous substance.

They also need to provide their employees with adequate training on the use of the substance, the use of personal protective equipment and safety measures.

A Hazardous Substance Burn Case Study

At What’s My Claim Worth we have experience in handling all kinds of cases involving burns from hazardous substances. One example involved a client who worked as a cleaner at a restaurant.

Our client was required to clean the restaurant’s ovens using a heavy duty oven cleaner which contained sodium hydroxide. However, she was not provided with the necessary protective gloves and after 20 minutes of cleaning her arms began to burn and blister.

Despite our client’s employer initially denying any wrongdoing, arguing that our client had chosen not to wear any gloves, we were able to secure our client £2,322.00 in compensation on the grounds that she had not received any instruction or training on the risks she would be exposed to in carrying out the cleaning duties or indeed the precautions she should take.

Have you Suffered a Burn from a Hazardous Substance?

If you have suffered an accident at work and suffered a burn from a hazardous substance, you may be entitled to make a claim on a no win, no fee basis.

Use our Claimometer for an instant calculation of your potential injury compensation or speak to one of our specialist personal injury lawyers today.

We are confident we can help you secure the accident at work compensation payments you deserve.

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