Our Burn Injury Solicitors are here to help if you have suffered a severe life changing burn. Whether from an accident at work, at home or in a public place, Brian Barr Solicitors will ensure you get the right amount of compensation you deserve to move forward with your injuries. If you have suffered from a serious burn injury as a result of someone else’s negligent actions you may be able to claim financial recompense.
Serious burn injuries can leave a huge physical and psychological scar on your life and they can often impact not only the burn victim, but the entire family, for the rest of their lives. You will likely need treatment at a specialist burns facility as well as months of intense follow up care.
The impacts can be far reaching. From loss of earnings, to rehabilitation and medical treatment, to changes required to your home to enable you to manage your day to day life, our Burn Injury Solicitors will make sure you are heard, understood and get the support you need.
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Brian Barr are specialist personal injury solicitors who can offer legal advice and help burn patients get compensation for what has happened to them. Just get in touch with us, and we will make all the necessary arrangements for your burn injury compensation claim.
There are various degrees of burn injuries, all of which will impact your daily life either short or longer term. The depth and severity of the burn on the skin will define its degree, which can be used to classify the injury.
A fourth-degree or severe burn can be devastating and cause you to change your whole way of life. Whether it is damage caused by dry heat and scalding, an electrical explosion or a chemical burn, a serious burn injury can cause both physical and emotional injuries.
Loss of physical abilities
Since burns injure the skin, they decrease muscle volume and density and impair the body’s normal physical abilities.Symptoms and levels of pain vary but it is not uncommon for burn patients to suffer from long term physical problems.
Tauma-related amputations are a common cause of limb loss and although amputations following burn injuries are rare, complications can result in limb loss.
Severe burns can cause contractures, and the scarring, or sticking together, of skin around joints. Burn patients who experience facial disfigurement in particular often experience psychological, social, and economic difficulties living with their new appearance. Scarring can reduce mobility and also cause psychological distress. Disfigurement and scarring can cause great physical pain and trauma.
Loss of mobility
Scar tissue causes the shortening and tightening of skin, muscles and tendons which can cause bone and joint problems, which can also reduce mobility. It is important therefore to exercise your joints after a burn injury to prevent stiffness and resultant loss of function.
Burns weaken the immune system making your body less able to fight off threats and making you more susceptible to infections. Complications can often cause bacterial infection which may then lead to a bloodstream infection (sepsis).
Burn injuries arising from a fire can cause breathing problems from the intake of hot air and smoke. Additionally, as your body’s immune system is weakened, infections can take hold not only in the injured area but in other vital organs such as the lungs.
Muscle or tissue damage
Severe burns can penetrate deep skin layers causing muscle or tissue damage that may affect every system of the body.
If you have suffered a burn injury and are seeking compensation, it is important to understand the process involved. Firstly, we will determine who is responsible for the accident. This is a vital factor in any successful injury claim.
Next, we will gather evidence to support your case. This may include your account of the incident, photos, and any relevant medical records from your local GP. After evaluating your injuries, we may arrange for additional medical care if necessary and wait for you to recover.
Once we have collected all the evidence, we will work out the compensation amount which will include medical costs, travel expenses, loss of income, and other associated damages. Our goal is to reach the best settlement for you, and we will manage all communication and negotiation on your behalf. If we cannot agree on an offer, we will take the matter to court.
When the offer has been accepted, or the court has made a decision, we will work out the compensation payment and ensure you receive it promptly and securely.
If you believe you are eligible for compensation, contact our Burn Injury Solicitors today. We are committed to pursuing and achieving the compensation you are entitled to.
When seeking compensation we will look at both general damages and special damages and ensure you are not out of pocket and have a plan in place for your future rehabilitation. Calculating compensation claims we will look at the severity of the accident and the costs generally associated with the following:
This list is not exclusive and we will look at all areas that may be relevant to your claim for a burn injury.
At Brian Barr, we support clients throughout England and Wales with serious injury compensation claims of all types.
Our Burn Injury Solicitors have represented many burn victims over the years and understand both the physical and psychological effects of the trauma and will ensure that both areas are taken into deep consideration when claiming for compensation.
Based in Manchester, we regularly work with clients throughout the North West including Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffield. Our team is ready to help you no matter where you are located.
If you believe you are entitled to compensation for a burn injury, don’t hesitate to contact our team of experienced serious injury solicitors. We are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for your personal injury claim and have the expertise to help you.
If you have suffered a severe burn caused by an accident then you will have to deal with physical, emotional challenges.
Whether you have serious burns caused by fire in an accident, chemical burns, hot water scalding or any other burns injury, contact our burn injury specialists to find out if you are entitled to compensation.
The process is easier than you may think and we will be here with you every step of the way to make it as stress free as possible. Brian Barr are a leading, specialist firm of solicitors who deal uniquely with chronic pain litigation.
Our dedicated team is compassionate about helping our clients in a caring, understanding and professional manner. We will explain the process to you and can advise you on funding options including our ‘no win, no fee’ scheme.
Severe burns can cause long-lasting distress and the psychological damage must also be considered, especially when compensation claims are involved. The psychological problems faced by burn victims affect their quality of life and also their rehabilitation success. The most common psychological challenges following a burns injury accident tend to be:
Depression – psychological problems such as anxiety, depression and low self-esteem are to be expected after a traumatic incident. It is not just the physical pain from the incident that can lead to depression, but the potential loss of mobility and coming to terms with the lifestyle changes you may have to make.
Nightmares – the trauma of a burn accident can lead to nightmares that disrupt sleep or cause restless sleep.
Flashbacks and PTSD – post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common with severe burn accidents, without around 30% of patients reporting to suffer from it. PTSD symptoms are common reactions to trauma, and often begin 3-6 months after the incident, however they usually go away over time.
Many burn patients experience emotional scarring following their accident and often undergo a method of counselling called CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) to help them learn to relax and manage their anxiety surrounding the event.
Burns can be caused by a variety of injuries, such as:
Moving to Brian Barr Solicitors is easy and hassle free. Are your current solicitors a specialist firm whose expertise is burns injuries and serious injury litigation? If not then your claim could be misunderstood and undervalued.
In any accident or insurance claim, transferring Burn Injury Claims from your current solicitor to Brian Barr Solicitors is easy and hassle-free. You are under no obligation to stay with your current solicitor and are entitled to switch your solicitors for whatever reason you wish whether you are unhappy with their service or feel that you are not going to get the compensation that you deserve.