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Category:chemical burn

Proposed increase to Small Claims Limit for Injuries

The Conservatives plan to increase the small claims limit for road traffic accidents to £5,000 and for all other accidents to £2,000.  These changes could come in by October 2018. This means that if the injuries you sustain in a road traffic accident are worth £5,000 or less (or in another type of accident £2,000 […]

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Unfair deductions from compensation

“My solicitor has taken 25% of my compensation is this right?” A 25% deduction from your compensation may be unfair or wrong even if you agreed to a 25% success fee in your “no win no fee agreement”. In personal injury claims, for all no win no fee agreements signed after 1st April 2013 the solicitor […]

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Burns injuries compensation advice

Fire, hot machinery, hot ingredients (both solid and liquid whether in the manufacturing sector or food industry), hot water, steam, molten liquids, chemicals, acids or alkalis, friction – however, you have been burned it can be unpleasant at best and at the other end of the spectrum burns can be serious and even life threatening. Burn type […]

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Don’t let your claim be “traded” between claims management companies and others

There are lots of adverts for injuries both on television, radio and cold callers and a clear business has built up around gathering YOUR these details and selling them on to other claims management companies or solicitors. You may be told you HAVE to use a particular firm of solicitors with which the claims management […]

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I logged my claim with a claims management company and nothing has happened

Claims Management Companies (CMCs) are organisations that are simply there to advertise for your claim, they would then take your details and possibly also some details of your claim and try and sell these details on to firms of solicitors who would then represent you in that claim.  They are not solicitors and are unlikely to […]

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Claim Compensation for Burn Injuries

Burns or scolding injuries can be caused by many factors- 1. hot machinery/equipment; 2. hot water/liquid/food; 3. molten glass or metal; 4. steam; 5. chemical burns (acid eg hydroclauric acid or alkali eg caustic soda; 7. friction (eg seat belt) Burned at work – eg the catering business and commercial kitchens, food manufacture, cafe or […]

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Acid burns Health and Safety Prosecution

An international chemical company in  Southampton recently prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive admitted a breach of both Section 2(1) and Section 3(1) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and was fined £120,000 and ordered to pay legal costs when three workers were burned by acid after 50 year old pipes ruptured. […]

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