Scald & Burn Injury – UK Work Accident SolicitorsMay 18, 2019
Burns and scalds are potentially life-threatening injuries with many deaths occurring in an industrial environment every year. Specialist work accident compensation solicitors deal with burn accident claims including fatal injury. If you would like free initial advice about burns or scalds with no further obligation just speak with a work accident compensation solicitor who will advise you on the telephone whether or not you have a viable case and the likely amount of compensation that you would receive.
A serious burn or scald can be a catastrophic injury with serious life-threatening consequences frequently involving the death of the victim. A burn or scald can cause severe disruption of the central nervous system causing immobility, loss of sensation, and impaired cognitive abilities. In serious cases the injury may affect respiration, circulation and other bodily functions leading to multiple organ failure and death. Most laymen believe that almost all burns and scalds are the result of an unsafe system of work in an industrial environment however it is a fact that half of all hospital admissions for burns and scalds relate to incidents that occur at home with the most vulnerable group being children under the age of 5 years.
Legislation & Statutes
There is a raft of legislation from the EC and from the UK Parliament intended to protect employees from harm in the workplace. Employers are expected to provide a safe system of work for employees and must carry out risk assessments for all potentially dangerous procedures in order to identify and remove danger as much as possible. An employer who fails in their duty to protect the health and safety of workers will be held liable to pay damages in a burn injury compensation claim. Employers are also responsible for the negligent acts or omissions of the inured person’s co-workers. Premises and equipment must be safe and safety equipment and clothing should be readily available for all hazardous procedures. Work accident compensation solicitors usually operate the risk free no win no fee scheme.