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Burn Injury Claims

No matter how small, burns can be excruciating. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve for your injury so you can start your recovery journey.  

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Contact us for free, expert advice on your claim. One of our specialist injury lawyers will discuss the circumstances of your burn injury, advise on whether you have a claim and inform you of the best next steps.

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During this difficult time, we will put thoughtful structures in place to support your recovery and deliver the compensation you deserve – from leading the claims process to organising medical rehabilitation. 

Rebuild for the future

We will make sure you receive the full amount of compensation that you’re entitled to, so you can build a more comfortable future for yourself and your loved ones.  

Do I have a claim?

Suffering a burn or scald to your face, limb or torso due to someone else’s negligence is a physically and emotionally traumatic experience. 

You may find that you have permanent scars, which continue to cause you emotional pain long after the initial burns have healed. 

If your burn is due to the fault or negligence of others – such as through a motor vehicle incident or accident at work – you are entitled to compensation. 

Contact us today. Let’s get the compensation you deserve


Worker's compensation case for burns injury

Our client, Mr S, was injured at work whilst working as a rail track maintenance worker.

Whilst using a rail saw to cut through new tracks, the sparks from the equipment caught on his clothing. This led to the clients' trousers catching on fire, resulting in third-degree burns to his lower legs.

As a result of his accident, Mr S needed full-thickness skin grafts and continues to suffer from nerve damage.

What are the different types of scars and burns?

There are several different types of scars, which are classified according to their appearance and healing time. These are: 

  • Fine-line scars:  These scars are visible at first but become paler and flatter over time. They don’t tend to cause long-term pain. 
  • Keloid scars: Keloid scars continue to grow even after a wound has healed, often leading to pain and discomfort. 
  • Hypertrophic scars: These scars occur when tissue grows around a wound, leading to a thick raised scar.
  • Contracture scars: Contracture scars are typically the result of burns. The formation of this scar pulls a person’s skin together, leading to a tight area of skin that can cause much discomfort. 

Burn injuries are classified into three categories: 

  • First-degree burns: Only the top layer of skin is injured, leading to red, non-blasted skin.
  • Second-degree burns:The burn harms deeper layers of the skin, leading to blisters and swelling in most cases.
  • Third-degree burns: This is the most severe form of burn, which destroys multiple layers of the skin and possible penetrates the bone and muscles. The result is deep red, leathery tissue. 

Whether you have suffered a scar or a burn, compensation can support your recovery journey. 

Why do I need a lawyer?

Suffering an injury that wasn’t your fault is an emotional and challenging time for you and your family. We believe that you deserve compensation for your suffering, and we’ll stand in your corner to help you get it. 

While the claims process can be complex, it’s our mission to simplify your journey to compensation. Our experienced, empathetic experts have helped hundreds of people like you to get the full amount of compensation they are entitled to. Let us support you in rebuilding your life. 

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Initial advice is free

Our team deal with thousands of enquiries every year and are experienced in managing a wide variety of accidents. They’re legal experts who will listen to your side of the story and advise you for free on whether you have a valid claim.

Once you have your free initial advice, we can then work with you throughout the entire process, ensuring you achieve the best possible financial, physical and psychological outcome for your claim.

Book an appointment today for a free initial discussion about your claim with one of our dedicated legal experts. We’re here to make sure you’re getting the compensation that you deserve. 

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Bethany Leddin

I was admitted as a Lawyer in Victoria in 2016 working in Melbourne as a Personal Injury Lawyer. At the beginning of 2022 I made

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Nina Bugeja

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Relevant FAQs

A serious head injury is defined by its effect on the victim’s day-to-day life. A significant impact on the head can hinder normal brain functioning. A person may not be able to work again, look after themselves or connect with others like they did before.

If you or a loved one has experienced a severe head injury, do not suffer alone. We can help you get the compensation and care you deserve, so you can start to rebuild your life.

The most common symptoms of a severe head injury are:

  • A loss of consciousness
  • Amnesia
  • Seizures
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Trouble focusing the eyes
  • Ongoing disorientation

Please note that many of these symptoms don’t appear immediately after an accident, so you should monitor your loved one closely in the days following.

Medical Documentation: Keep records of medical treatments and bills.

Preserve Evidence: Keep photos, witness information, and any related documents.

Consult Legal Counsel: Seek advice from a lawyer experienced in motorcycle accident claims to protect your rights effectively.

Remember, laws and procedures may vary across different regions in Australia, so consulting with a local lawyer specialised in motorcycle accident claims is highly recommended.

Driver error: Failure to check blind spots, not giving motorcycles enough space.

Unsafe road conditions: Potholes, debris, or inadequate road maintenance.

Speeding: Excessive speeds can cause motorcycle accidents.

Alcohol or drug impairment: Impaired driving leads to motorcycle accidents.

Distracted driving: Using phones or being otherwise distracted while driving.

Safety First: Check yourself and others for injuries. Move to a safe location if possible. Contact Emergency Services: Call for medical assistance and police to report the accident.

Exchange Information: Get contact and insurance details from other involved parties.

Document the Scene: Take photos of the accident, vehicle positions, and any visible injuries.

Witness Information: Obtain contact details of witnesses if there are any.


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