How Much Compensation For Burn Injuries Or Scalded Caused By A Hot Drink?
Hot liquids or steams cause scalds, which are also referred to as burn injuries. Such injuries can be incredibly distressing and upsetting. If you have been the victim of a burn injury and it was not your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. It is important that you get the payout you deserve for the pain and suffering you have experienced.
There are many different ways burns and scald injuries can occur, including negligence at coffee shops, as well as accidents at work. For more information regarding this type of compensation claim, simply read on.
Select a section:
- A guide to accident claims for being scalded or a burn injury caused by a hot drink.
- What to do if you have a burn injury caused by a hot drink.
- How to begin a burn injury caused by hot drink claim.
- How many people suffer burn injuries in the UK?
- Burn injury caused by hot drink accident at work claims.
- Have you been scalded at a café?
- How to claim for a scald burn or hot drink burn at a fast food restaurant.
- Have you been scalded at a restaurant?
- Burn injury caused by hot drink slip, trip, or fall claims.
- Burn injury caused by hot drink in a public place claim.
- Most common fast food and coffee shops in. the UK.
- Most popular hot drinks.
- What can be claimed for after a burn injury caused by a hot drink?
- My child was burned/scalded by a hot drink in a café/restaurant; can I claim for compensation?
- The most common types of burn injury caused by hot drinks.
- Assessing the severity of a burn injury.
- How much compensation will I get after being scalded or a burn injury caused by a hot drink accident?
- No Win No Fee burn injury caused by hot drink claims.
- Why choose us as your claims service for being scalded or a burn injury caused by a hot drink?
- Call for free advice and to start a claim.
You have probably heard many stories about people that have been burnt in fast food restaurants and coffee shops. After all, there have been hot coffee burn documentary shows, and there are the likes of McDonalds hot coffee burn pictures on the Internet. It’s probably not something you have given much thought to, until it happens to you.
If you have been scalded, whether at work, at school, or at home, and it was not your fault, you will be able to make a claim. This is something we have an abundance of experience in and we can help you to secure the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. To find out more about these types of claims, including how to make a claim and how much you will receive, simply read on.
Have you been scalded by hot drink in hospital? Maybe you want compensation for burns at work? No matter what applies, it is important to take the necessary steps to ensure you can secure compensation. This involves gathering evidence, but don’t panic if you cannot follow all of these steps – we will help you to build a strong case. Of course, the most important thing is to make sure you see a medical professional so that you can get treated for your injuries.
Once you have done this, we can then start thinking about making a claim. Firstly, you need to be able to prove that someone else is to blame for your injuries. If you spilled hot tea on your hand, and you made the cup of tea in your own home, it is highly unlikely you will be able to secure compensation. After all, you cannot make a claim against yourself! However, if you can prove that someone else was to blame, for example, if your tongue scalded by hot drink served to you in a café, you could have the basis for a claim.
It is also a good idea to get hot coffee burn pictures, as this will serve as evidence of the burns you experienced. You should take photographs over time, so you have proof of the persistence of the burns. Moreover, if anyone witnessed the incident, it is a good idea to get his or her contact details. Witness statements can really help to strengthen your case.
Finally, make sure you keep proof of any expenses you suffered as a direct consequence of your claim. You will be able to claim for these as ‘special damages’ – however, you will only be able to do so if you have proof. Common examples include loss of income, travel expenses, and counselling costs.
If you want to make a burn injury claim, such as a scalded by hot coffee claim, all you need to do is give us a call. We will begin our service with a free consultancy session. This will give you the chance to ask questions, and we will also ask questions too, so that we can give you a thorough overview of your case and the process entailed.
One of the great things about our service is that we work on a No Win No Fee basis, which you will discover more about below. Our customers are always at the heart of what we do, which is why we always aim to secure the maximum burn injury settlements amount, and we do so in the most efficient manner.
Burn injuries are common in the UK. In fact, the British Burns Association has reported that roughly 250,000 people in the country experience burn injuries per year. Most of these injuries are thermal injuries, with scalds being the most common.
Workers who use chemicals and heat liquids, as part of their job, will be at high risk of burn injuries. The same applies to those that are involved in the transportation of hot liquids. Burn injuries are also common in industrial sectors, as failing or bursting pipes can cause severe scalds. Commercial kitchens also pose a significant risk, as steam, boiling water, and hot cooking oil are often present.
However, it does not matter whether you work in a high or low risk industry, if you have been suffered a burn injury caused by a hot drink being spilled on you and it was not your fault, you have every right to claim compensation. From a hairdressing salon to a school, the environment itself is irrelevant. If you can show that health and safety procedures have not been followed or that someone has acted negligently, you will be able to launch a successful claim.
We can help you to make a scalded by hot drink in a café claim. This is something we have many years of experience in, and we have helped many personal injury victims with before. All you need to do is give us a call, and we will talk you through the process.
When visiting any business, it is their responsibility to provide a safe and healthy environment. If they have failed to do so and you have been scalded at a café due to negligence, you will be entitled to compensation.
If you want to make a scalded by hot tea claim, or any other type of hot drink, which you were served at a fast food restaurant, we can also assist. It does not matter what fast food place you were visiting; all that matters is that it was not your fault.
Restaurants are supposed to provide you with an enjoyable dining experience. There is nothing enjoyable about trying to make a hot drinks burn going down if someone has spilled a hot drink on you. We will ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
If someone has spilled a hot drink on you when they have slipped, tripped or fallen, or you have split a hot drink on yourself in a similar scenario, you can claim. In regards to the latter, you will need to show that someone else is to blame for you falling or slipping. This is something we can assist with.
We also have an abundance of experience when it comes to making a scalded by hot water claim that has occurred in a public place. All you need to do is give us a call and we will put you in contact with an experienced burn injury lawyer from our team who will talk you through the entire process.
Here is a list of some of the most common places where you can buy hot drinks in the UK:
- Five Guys
- Burger King
- Pret a Manager
- Caffe Nero
If you have been injured at any of the places mentioned above, or any other coffee shop or fast food place in the UK, please do not hesitate to get in touch to make a claim.
Here is a list of the most popular hot drinks that can cause burns:
- Caffe Mocha
- Hot Chocolate
- Camomile Tea
- Green Tea
You may have come across a burn compensation calculator online, which claims to tell you how much you will receive. It is important to note that 2nd degree burn settlements and all other burn settlements differ considerably, depending on the ins and outs of the case. Therefore, it is impossible to determine how much you will receive exactly for a hot coffee burn first aid incident. However, we can tell you about what you can claim for:
- General damages – This is the amount of money you will receive for the pain and suffering you have experienced.
- Care claim – This is money you will receive if you need help around the house due to your injuries.
- Loss of earnings.
- Medical expenses.
- Travel expenses.
There is nothing more devastating than when a child or baby scalded by hot coffee. If this has happened to your child or a child that you care for, you will be able to claim compensation on their behalf. We have plenty of experience in this area, and can talk you through the process.
Although there are different ways burns can occur, the symptoms tend to be the same.
Common scald symptoms include:
- Charred or white skin
- Peeling skin
In most cases, scalds are first-degree burns. This means that they impact the skin’s top layer. However, there are also a lot of second-degree cases, which is when the dermis and the epidermis, i.e. the deep layers of the skin, are damaged. Permanent nerve damage and scarring often occur as a result of the most severe scalds. How to treat hot drink burns will depend on the severity of your injury.
It is often difficult to assess the severity of the burn injury a claimant has experienced, as it can be challenging to know how the burn injury is going to have an impact in the future. This is why
it is important to undergo a medical examination. There is nothing to worry about. This is simply required so that the doctor can put together a medical report, which will be used to determine how much compensation you are entitled to. This is something that we can arrange for you if need be. It is a quick and simple examination, which will be carried out at no cost to you at a local medical centre.
How much compensation will I get for a burn claim? A lot of people get in touch with us to find out about burns compensation payouts, as they want to know how much money they will receive if they make a claim. While this is understandable, it is important to note that it is impossible to give you an accurate figure regarding how much compensation you will get. This is because every case is different, and there are many variables involved. However, what we can do is give you the average compensation for burns and related injuries. This will give you a good idea regarding what people typically receive for injuries similar to yours.
|Reason for compensation||Typical compensation amount||Comments|
|Loss of anticipated earnings||£10,000 - £400,000||You may receive more depending on your potential future earnings. The amount you do receive is calculated based on your future prospects, as well as your current pay grade.|
|Loss of benefits||£5,000 - £500,000||Again, you can receive more than the maximum payout in some cases. This is calculated based on the amount of income you have actually lost.|
|Pain and suffering||£1,000 - £200,000||The level of pain and suffering you have encountered will determine how much money you receive for this.|
|Mental anguish||£3,550||This relates to cases where there was expectation of end of life and fear of death.|
|Facial disfigurement - Very severe scarring - Females||£36,800 - £74,000||This typically occurs in relatively young women, from their teens to their early 30s, where there is a severe psychological reaction and the cosmetic effect is very disturbing.|
|Facial disfigurement - Less severe scarring - Females||£23,000 - £36,800||Where there is still a psychological reaction, but the disfigurement is not as substantial.|
|Facial disfigurement - Significant scarring - Females||£13,650 - £22,875||The psychological reaction is not great, and plastic surgery laves some cosmetic disability, yet the worse effects have been largely reduced.|
|Facial disfigurement - Less significant scarring - Females||£3,000 - £10,450||There may be a number of very small scars or one scar that can be camouflaged.|
|Facial disfigurement - Trivial scarring - Females||£1,300 - £2,675||The effect is only minor in these cases.|
|Facial disfigurement - Very severe scarring - Males||£22,625 - £50,000||This typically occurs in relatively young men, from their teens to their early 30s, where there is a severe psychological reaction and the cosmetic effect is very disturbing.|
|Facial disfigurement - Less severe scarring - Males||£13,650 - £22,875||This relates to cases where there is a moderate to severe permanent disfigurement.|
|Facial disfigurement - Significant scarring - Males||£6,925 - £13,650||At conversational distances, such scars will be visible.|
|Facial disfigurement - Less significant scarring - Males||£3,000 - £6,295||Scarring is only prominent on close inspection.|
|Facial disfigurement - Trivial scarring - Males||£1,300 - £2,675||The effect is only minor in these cases.|
|Noticeable scars to other parts of the body||£5,950 - £17,275||In cases where there is a single disfiguring scar or a number of noticeable laceration scars.|
|Less noticeable scars to other parts of the body||£1,800 - £5,950||There are several superficial scars or a single noticeable scar.|
|Severe scars to the body||Likely to exceed £79,700||The size of the award will be determined based on the psychological impact, any resulting physical disability, the need for and extent of surgery, the cosmetic impact of the injuries and the persons reaction to them, whether the burn are full thickness, partial thickness, or superficial, and finally, the percentage body area that is affected by the burn.|
One of the main benefits associated with using our service to make a hot drink burns claim is the fact that all of our solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you won’t need to pay legal fees if your case is not a success. This provides you with financial protection, as you know you will never find yourself in the dreaded position where you have a huge legal bill to pay yet you don’t have any compensation to cover it. Unfortunately, this can easily happen with other solicitors, as they may charge by the hour, and their prices might seem extortionate.
There are many knock-on benefits that are linked with our No Win No Fee payment structure. Not only does it provide you with a significant degree of financial protection, but also it reassures you that we will only take on your case if it has a genuine chance of compensation. You can also be certain that we will do all in our power to secure compensation for you.
There are many benefits associated with using our service if you have been scalded or suffered a burn injury and you want to make a claim. We have an abundance of experience in the industry, and we have handled many claims of this type before. So you can be certain that we have the experience to provide you with the best service.
We also provide ourselves on our customer-centric approach. We always put your needs first, and we genuinely care about the outcome of your case. We know that you are going through a difficult enough time as it is, and we certainly don’t want to add to the stress and frustrations you are experiencing. This is why we will do all in our power to handle your case in the most efficient manner possible. We also always aim to secure the maximum burn claim amounts every time.
No matter whether you have been scalded by a hot drink in school or you have suffered a hot drink burn on airplane, you can count on us to help you get the full amount of compensation you deserve. All you need to do is give us a call on 0800 073 8804. You will speak to a friendly and professional member of our team, who will be more than happy to assist you in any way they can. We will answer your queries and talk you through the claim process fully.
This link takes you to the NHS page for burns and scalds, where you will find information on treatment, recovery, complications, and prevention.
This link takes you to the Health and Safety Executive website, where you will find information on the risk of scaling in health and social care settings.
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