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Types Of Burn Injuries At Work

Burn injuries can be extremely painful.  It not only involves the possibility of disfigurement and scarring, but serious injuries can affect vital organs as well.  Psychological trauma can also be suffered by burn injury victims.

If you have suffered burn injuries at work, you may be able to make a burn injury at work claim.

Burn injuries are mostly sustained at the workplace.  In fact, they account for close to 5% of all deaths occurring in workplaces.  People who are injured as a result of burns at work are mostly left with scars.  In the case of serious burn injuries, it can affect bones, blood vessels, nerves as well as muscles.

Here’s a look at some of the common types of burn injuries at work.

Electrical burns – no matter which environment you work in, there is always a risk of electrical burns.  Workers in the following industries are at an increased risk:

  • Industrial workers
  • Factories
  • Electrical
  • Service supply
  • Construction

Chemical burns – people who work with or handle chemicals are at a risk of sustaining chemical burns.  This includes people who work with corrosives, oils, acids, alkalis and caustics.

Thermal burns – faulty electrical equipment, flames, hot objects, hot surfaces, hot water and sunburn can cause thermal burns.

Superficial burns – first degree burns which do not go deeper than the skin surface.

Partial thickness burn – second degree burn which affects the skin as well as the layer beneath it.

Full thickness burn – third degree burn and is the worst type of burn because it affects the skin as well as fat, muscles and bones.  The skin becomes charred and it is not always possible to get rid of it.

Making A Claim

If you have suffered burn injuries at work, we can help you make burn injury at work claims.

Our solicitors are highly experienced in these types of claims and we can handle your claim on a risk free no win no fee basis and help you recover maximum compensation.

If you are looking to discuss your case with experienced legal professionals, contact us by phone today or fill in our quick online enquiry form.