Burns and the subsequent scarring they cause can be as traumatic mentally as they can be intensely painful. They can cause dangerous infections and severe damage to the skin. The scars that burns often leave can cause disfigurement and emotional pain that can last a lifetime, while treatment can be extensive, costly and painful.
Your employer is required by law to ensure a safe working environment to prevent accidents that can cause injuries.
Read on to find out everything you need to know about burns and scarring, and what to do if you have suffered these injuries while at work.
Burn injuries at work can be varied in both cause and severity. Some of the most common burn injuries are caused by:
Scars are permanent and can be very traumatic to the victim for many years after the initial incident. They can cause disfigurement, as well as acting as a constant reminder of a painful memory. Common scar injuries can include:
Scars are permanent and can be very traumatic to the victim for many years after the initial incident. They can cause disfigurement, as well as acting as a constant reminder of a painful memory. If you have suffered an injury at work that was not and fault that has resulted in a scar or a burn then you may be entitled to compensation.
Yes. If you have been burnt or scarred in any situation that wasn't your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Your burn or scar does not necessarily have to have occurred at work. It could happen anywhere. As long as blame can be attributed, there could always be a potential claim.
As an employee you have a legal right to expect a safe working environment, free from risks - including the risk of burns and scars. If you feel you have not been given adequate protection, and have suffered such an injury as a result you may be entitled to compensation.
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