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Can You Claim Industrial Injury For Permanent Burn Scarring?

If you’ve been in the unfortunate circumstance of suffering permanent burn scars, you may wonder if you can claim industrial injury compensation. If it was a work incident that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to make a claim. In this guide, we’re going into more detail on when and how you can start your claim.

Are burn scars a permanent injury?

Not all burns will leave permanent scarring. With a superficial second-degree burn, only part of your dermis is damaged. Your dermis is the middle layer of skin in your body that protects your body from harm.

However, a deep partial thickness burn is more severe. It may leave a scar or result in a permanent change in the colour of your skin.

Burn injuries are categorised into three levels of severity, with third degree being the most serious.

First degree burns: Damage to the outer layer of skin only. Scarring isn’t likely to occur.
Second degree burns: Damage to two layers of skin. Blistering likely. If the burns cover more than 10% of the body, fluid loss may cause patients to go into shock.
Third degree burns: Destruction of all three layers of skin. Results in serious trauma and often permanent scarring.

Can I claim compensation?

Yes, you can. If you have been scarred because of a burns injury that occurred due to the negligence of a third party that owed you a duty of care, you could be in a position to make a claim.

How much you can claim will depend on the severity of your injuries and how much these have impacted your health, wellbeing and ability to earn. If you have a third degree burn, this is the most likely to cause permanent scarring and will be categorised as a serious injury.

Find a personal injury lawyer

Capital Lawyers are trusted serious accident lawyers in Peterborough. With a no win, no fee policy, you won’t have to pay a penny unless your claim is successful. This makes claiming personal injuries with us a risk-free process.

We have a panel of interpreters available if English isn’t your first language. Striving to make the legal process as easy and accessible for everyone is what we do.

Start your claim with Capital Lawyers today.