If you have suffered a burn injury or have been injured in a fire or chemical spill, whether it happened at work or otherwise – it’s possible you may have a claim for compensation. We most commonly associate burn injuries with heat; however, they can also be caused by cold, electricity, chemicals, radiation, sunlight or friction. Hot liquids or steam can cause scold or burn injuries as well.
Burn injuries can have a serious effect on an individual’s life. Often, the person never recovers to the point they were at prior to the accident. Seeking compensation can help to provide stability and ease the financial burden on those effected; improving the quality of life and the facilities available to help in their recovery.
Shine Lawyers are experts when it comes to burn injury compensation claims, and can help you get the compensation you need following the fire or chemical related accident. We provide all our personal injury legal services on a No Win No Fee guarantee, which means you only have to pay our fees if we win your claim at the end.
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Common questions about Burn Injury Compensation Claims
If you suffered burn injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident, it’s possible that you may be able to claim compensation under motor vehicle accident law. Click to read more about motor vehicle accident claims.
Determining your ability to make a claim depends on a whole range of factors unique to your situation. An expert lawyer should be able to let you know your rights and inform you of your ability to make a claim once they know the specifics of your situation.
The below image is designed to give you an indication of how someone moves through the process with Shine Lawyers, and how you can access compensation through the legal system.
The employer or the individual responsible themselves usually won’t pay anything out of their own pocket. The claim is all progressed against the insurance company.
It doesn’t matter if the accident or injury happened because of your own actions or that of another, you may still have a burn injury claim.
You may be able to claim for:
- Medical or hospital expenses
- Loss of wages
- Permanent impairment compensation
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Return to work services
- Death compensation claims
- Travelling expenses
Once a lawyer puts together all the evidence and goes through the facts of your case, they should be able to give you a good idea of how much compensation you can expect.
A lawyer will be able to give you a better idea of timing after they know a bit more about your situation.
It’s important you seek legal help as soon as possible following your burn injury or accident. Failing to do so may mean you forgo your ability to make a claim for compensation.
In the event you choose to bring about a claim with us, the fees are all paid at the end out of the settlement amount and vary depending on the work required to win your case.
Most people making burn injury claims choose not to act for themselves and instead engage an expert compensation lawyer. The best compensation lawyers can provide the knowledge and experience required to help guide a case to a successful outcome.
Our compensation experts are in the following locations:
New South Wales
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
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Shine Lawyers also have accredited specialists in personal injury law across Australia:
Stuart Le Grand, Melbourne
Ron Kramer, Fairfield
Susan Newman, Sydney
Zlatko Mackic, Liverpool
Jodie Willey, Brisbane
Kathryn Rayner, Townsville
Melissa O'Neill, Brisbane
Michelle Wright, Springwood
Roger Singh, Brisbane
Simon Morrison, Brisbane
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