Burn Injury Claims

If the accident which caused your injuries was not your fault, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. It doesn’t matter whether your burn injuries were due to a motor vehicle accident, through the negligence of a medical practitioner or from an accident at work, we’re here for you.

A burn is characterised as severe skin damage that causes the affected skin cells to die. Most people can recover from a burn without serious health consequence, depending on the cause and intensity of the injury. More serious burns require immediate emergency medical care to avoid further health complications. Burns are categorically divided into three levels of severity:

First Degree

These particular kinds of burns are considered to be minor burns. First-degree burns cause minimal skin damage, only causing damage to the outer-most layer of the skin. Signs of first-degree burns:

  • Redness
  • Minor inflammation or swelling
  • Pain
  • Dry- peeling skin

First-degree burns are usually treated with treatments available at home. Recommended treatments include:

  • Soaking the wound in cool water for 5 minutes
  • Pain Relief
  • Anaesthetic
  • Soothing cremes for skin e.g. Antibiotic ointment or aloe vera gel

Second Degree

This is slightly more serious because the damage goes past the top layer of the skin. Blisters, soreness and redness are common symptoms. It is a possibility that the blisters can burst, giving a wet or weeping appearance. These kinds of wounds are especially delicate and sometimes require skin grafting to fix the damage. It is recommended to seek medical assistance.

Third Degree

This kind of burn causes damage extending to every layer of the skin. Generally, through nerve damage, the victim may not feel pain. Symptoms include:

  • Waxy and white colour
  • Char
  • Dark Brown colour
  • Raised and leathery texture
  • Blisters that do not develop

Never attempt to treat a third-degree burn at home. Call emergency services or seek medical attention immediately.

Common Causes

If the burn injury had occurred in a workplace environment, then a lawyer who specialises in worker’s compensation cases to prepare your case. Burns can range from a chemical burn during a medical treatment or an unfortunate accident at the hairdressers. Unlucky can assist in finding a specialist in medical negligence or public liability claims to guarantee you receive the compensation you deserve.

Our team at Unlucky understand that burn injuries at any calibre can impact an individual’s life dramatically. These kinds of injuries can negatively affect you both physically and emotionally. The importance of rehabilitation treatments in a burn injury is crucial and is recommended to begin treatments as soon as the wounds heal and make sure you have a good support system during this time.

For a free, no obligation consultation, call Unlucky on 1800 865 825 or start your claim online.

How much can I Claim?

When your lawyer is negotiating your compensation claim there are many factors he or she will take into consideration:

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Travelling Cost
  • Medical Cost
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of future income
  • Equipment to assist with recovery

Unlucky can provide you with free and immediate legal advice or representation in Brisbane or throughout Queensland. You can use our online tool to get a ballpark figure to what your entitlement could be.

How to Claim

When you give us a call, one of our consultants will ask you to provide us with some details regarding your accident and injury. The more information you’re able to provide, the better as this means our team can get a feel for your case and let you know where you stand. This will also help us determine whether or not your case will be eligible for our no win no cost guarantee.

We have local Personal Injury Lawyers in Brisbane and throughout Queensland. Our team have helped countless clients injured in accidents on a no win no fee basis. Call unlucky on 1800 865 825 or get on our website and start your claim.