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Burns Injury Claims Northern Ireland

If you or a loved one has suffered a burn injury in Northern Ireland, don’t navigate this challenging time alone. Contact Paschal O’Hare Solicitors for expert legal advice you need to make a burn injury claim and receive the compensation you deserve. 

We are dedicated to advocating for burn injury victims across Northern Ireland, leveraging our expertise and resources to support you at every step. Contact us for a free consultation with a qualified solicitor about claiming for burn injury compensation for a loved one or personally.

Fire, scalding, electric or chemical injuries in Northern Ireland

A burn can result in lifelong scarring, psychological trauma and significant pain or discomfort long after the injury is sustained. A burn injury can come from fire, scalding, electricity or chemicals. Employees working in sectors ranging from hospitality to construction may be at particular risk of becoming burned, however it’s not uncommon to get burned as a result of an accident whilst carrying out day-to-day activities such as driving.

Paschal O’Hare Solicitors is an expert personal injury law firm with over 50 years of experience dealing with life changing injury claims. We can recover the deserved compensation for the pain and suffering caused by burns of all kinds. We also work with our network of specialists to ensure our clients get the best treatment and support available, in pursuit of the most comfortable standard of post-accident living.

Understanding the impact of burn injuries

Burn injuries can vary from minor injuries to severe, life-altering conditions. They can occur in an instant but have lasting impacts. They broadly have two significant impacts:

  • Physical Implications: Burn injuries can range in severity from minor injuries, affecting only the outer layer of skin, to severe injuries that reach deeper tissues. This can lead to:
    • Chronic pain and sensitivity.
    • Scarring and disfigurement.
    • Loss of function in areas that were affected by the burn.
    • Surgical interventions, such as skin grafts.
  • Aesthetic Effects: The aesthetic impact of burn injuries can significantly affect an individual’s body image due to visible scars, leading to isolation and altered social interactions. Addressing these concerns through compassionate care and, when necessary, reconstructive surgery can be crucial for recovery.
  • Social and Life Changes: Burn injuries can necessitate drastic changes in a person’s lifestyle and social interactions, including:
  • Challenges in returning to work, especially if the injury impacts physical ability.
  • Adjustments to daily routines.

Recognising the severity of these injuries, our burn accident solicitors specialise in providing comprehensive legal support to victims of burn injuries. Whether from fire, scalding water, electrical sources, or chemical substances, each case receives our full attention and dedication. We’re here to help you.

Understanding the causes of burn injuries

Burn injuries are among the most traumatic and life-altering injuries anyone can face. They can stem from a variety of sources, each carrying its own set of challenges. Common causes include:

  • Workplace Hazards: Industries such as construction and manufacturing pose significant risks for chemical and electrical burns.
  • Vehicle Accidents: Collisions can lead to fires, exposing victims to severe burn risks.
  • Electrical Burns: Contact with exposed wires or electrical outlets can cause serious injuries, often leading to tissue damage.
  • Chemical Exposure: Industrial chemicals can cause burns on contact with skin or eyes.
  • Road Rash: High-speed accidents, particularly involving motorcycles, bicycles, or even car occupants where safety belts can exert extreme force in a collision, can cause severe abrasions or ‘road rash,’ as well as friction burns from safety belts, which, while not traditional burns, have similar treatment needs and risks of infection or scarring.

If you’ve been injured as a result of these or other reasons, please reach out to our burn accident solicitors in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus for help.

Burns Injury Claims Northern Ireland

Can I claim for a burn injury in Northern Ireland?

If you’ve suffered a burn injury in the past 3 years due to someone else’s negligence or lack of safety measures, you’re likely entitled to compensation. This applies to a range of scenarios, including workplace accidents due to inadequate safety protocols. Establishing the link between the responsible party’s action (or inaction) and your injury is a critical component of your claim.

How much is my burn injury compensation claim worth?

The value associated with a burn injury claim in Northern Ireland is impacted by many factors closely tied to the complexity of the injuries. Compensation typically covers:

  • Pain and Suffering: Recognition of the physical pain and emotional distress experienced.
  • Loss of Earnings: Compensation for time off work and potential future earnings.
  • Medical Expenses: Immediate and ongoing private treatment costs, including surgery and rehabilitation.

Expert testimony and detailed medical assessments are often required to accurately value a claim, ensuring that the compensation reflects the injury’s true impact on your life.

You can use our compensation calculator in order to get some general insight about the value of your claim. Alternatively, speak with our solicitors to get a more accurate estimate. 

How long will my burn accident claim take?

The duration of a burn injury claim can vary significantly. Factors affecting the timeline include the injury’s severity, the complexity of establishing liability, and the extent of negotiations with insurers. Simpler cases may resolve quickly, while more complex cases, especially those requiring court proceedings, can take years. 

Rest assured, our burn accident solicitors will be transparent throughout the claims process, keeping you informed at every stage.

How can your burn injury solicitors help me?

You may be entitled to compensation if you’ve suffered a burn injury in the last 3 years due to someone else’s negligence. This compensation can cover:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses and rehabilitation costs
  • Loss of earnings and future financial losses

Additionally, our firm will be able to provide you with:

  • Expertise in Burn Injury Claims: With decades of experience in burn injury claims, our solicitors possess the specialised knowledge required to navigate these complex cases.
  • Personalised Care: We tailor our strategy to meet your specific needs and circumstances.
  • Comprehensive Support: From legal advice to facilitating medical care, we provide a full spectrum of services to aid your recovery.
  • Proven Track Record: With over 50 years of experience, our history of successful claims speaks to our commitment to securing the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Our solicitors have been helping people across Northern Ireland for over 50 years and we’re confident we can help you as well.

Choose the best burn injury solicitors in Northern Ireland

At Paschal O’Hare Solicitors, we’re more than just your legal advisors; we’re your steadfast allies, committed to securing the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones.

Our approach is centred on compassion and expertise. With over 50 years of experience in personal injury claims across Northern Ireland, our solicitors bring a wealth of knowledge and a track record of success.

We simplify the complex legal process, ensuring you understand every step along the way. Our goal is to recover the maximum compensation possible, allowing you to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

Reaching out to our solicitors is the first step toward justice and compensation. We work tirelessly to ensure that the legal process is as smooth and stress-free as possible for you and your family. From your initial telephone consultation through to the conclusion of your claim, our focus remains on your recovery and securing the compensation you deserve.

Choosing Paschal O’Hare Solicitors means choosing a team that combines legal excellence with an understanding of the challenges faced by burn injury victims. Let us help you navigate this challenging time with expertise, care, and the dedication you deserve. Alternatively, speak to our team in person by visiting our offices in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus.

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