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Burn Injury Compensation Claims Solicitors

Our Burn Injury Solicitors are specialists who can help if you have suffered a severe life changing burn. Whether from an accident at work, at home or in a public place, we 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.

These accidents 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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Am I eligible for a Burn Injury Claim?

After suffering a serious burn, making a compensation claim may not be your first priority. However, it is important to get expert legal advice, and assess whether you could be entitled to make a compensation claim for a burn injury.

With the support of our expert Burn Injury Solicitors, you can quickly find out if you have a valid claim, with a free, no-obligation assessment. We have supported many claimants through the process of obtaining compensation for their injuries, and, in our experience, you are likely to be eligible for a burn injury claim if your situation fits the following criteria:

  • You have suffered a tangible burn injury which is proven by medical records
  • A third party is at fault, and it can be proven that they have breached their duty of care towards you in some way
  • You have been injured, or found out the full extent of your injury, within the last three years.

Accidents which adhere to these principles are generally eligible for compensation. However, it is vital to instruct an expert Burn Injury Lawyer who can support you through the process, and ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact Brian Barr Solicitors today for an assessment of your claim.

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What is the process for Burn Injury Claims?

If you have suffered a burn injury and are seeking compensation, it is important to understand the claims process involved. Firstly, our Burn Injury Lawyers 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.


How do solicitors calculate Burn Injury Claims?

When seeking compensation, our Burn Accident Lawyers 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.

General damages for burns or scalds are designed to compensate you for your pain, suffering, and loss of amenities (PSLA). This part of your compensation amount will be directly related to the extent of your injuries and their effect on your life.

Special damages will be calculated to reimburse you for any financial loss – past and future – that you have incurred as a result of your burn injury. Calculating burn compensation claims we will look at the costs generally associated with the following:

  • rehabilitation and physical treatment to aid with recovery
  • prosthetics
  • home and / or vehicle adaptations
  • the cost of further medical treatment and associated costs for hospital stays and visits
  • counselling or other emotional support or CBT services
  • loss of current and future earnings
  • care costs (including if family members have taken time off work to care for you),

This list is not exclusive and we will look at all areas that may be relevant to your claim for a burn injury.

What complications can arise from serious burns?

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.



Trauma-related amputations are a common cause of limb loss and although amputations following burn injuries are rare, complications can result in limb loss.


Disfigurement & Scarring

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 to exercise your joints after a burn injury to prevent stiffness and resultant loss of function.

Recurrent infections

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).

Breathing problems

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.

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Contact our Burn Injury Solicitors today

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. We often act for claimants seeking burn compensation on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that if your Burn Injury Claim is unsuccessful, you will not be liable for our legal costs.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

  • First-degree (superficial) burns – long-term tissue damage is rare with first-degree burns as the burn only affects the outer layer of skin. Sunburns will usually fall into this category.
  • Second-degree (partial thickness) burns – this classification of burn involves the epidermis (top layer of skin) and part of the lower layer of skin, the dermis. This type of burns are characterised by red skin and blisters, commonly accompanied by swelling and varying degrees of pain and may require a skin graft.
  • Third-degree (full thickness) burns – these burns destroy the epidermis and dermis and may also go into the innermost layer of skin, the subcutaneous tissue. The burn site may look white or blackened and charred and can destroy nerves causing numbness and permanent scarring.
  • Fourth-degree burns – the most severe burns go through both layers of the skin and underlying tissue as well as deeper tissue, possibly involving muscle and bone and the nerve damage will cause a loss of feeling in the area.

The primary causes of burns include fire, scalding, electric shock, and chemical incidents. Burns can happen to anyone, anywhere. Often a person is severely burnt due to an accident at work, at home, or in a public place, through no fault of their own, for example:

In a housefire caused by faulty wiring installed by a third party, disrepair, or damaged household appliances.

  • At work due to faulty equipment, chemical burns, lack of personal protective equipment, and insufficient training,
  • In a road traffic accident resulting in fuel fires, hot liquid spills, and electrical fires caused by faulty vehicles. This can also involve transporter vans spilling dangerous chemicals on the road.
  • In a public building such as a hotel, restaurants scalding from hot liquid, steam or other objects causing you to suffer a burn injury, another public area would be fireworks and bonfires.
  • At school from a child touching hot drinks left in a place accessible to them, touching hot pipes, or faulty electrical equipment.
  • Accidents in care homes can occur when patients are exposed to hot water during bathing or spills from hot drinks, leading to burns due to their increased susceptibility.
  • Accidents in hospitals can be caused by exposure to faulty equipment and can sometimes occur in radiation from x-rays that cause internal burns.

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.

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:

  • Thermal burns: these are caused by high temperatures from heat sources causing the skin tissue to burn and skin cells to die. They can be caused by hot surfaces and metals, liquids, steam, or fire.
  • Radiation burns: these can be caused by exposure to radiation sources, such as UV, sunlight, or X-ray.
  • Chemical burns: this type of burns can happen when the skin comes into contact with acids, solvents, or other dangerous chemicals.
  • Electrical burns: these are caused by exposure to strong electrical currents

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.

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