Is there any point in making a minor construction injury claim for a welder´s flash burn I got on my wrist?
The decision about whether it is worth making a minor construction injury claim is always entirely up to the claimant in any construction site injury scenario; however before you dismiss your injury as insignificant, you should take legal advice about how much compensation for a minor construction injury you might be entitled to.
Depending on the severity of the flash burn on your arm, you could be left with a visible scar for the rest of your life or you could develop an infection more easily in the future if the skin around the scar was weak. The condition of your skin may not be important to you as a young man, but as you grow older – and considering that you work in an outdoor environment – you may be more prone to dermatological issues and skin cancer.
Consequently it would be in your best interests to contact a specialist construction injury claims solicitor, discuss how the flash burn occurred, whether you were provided with sufficient personal protective equipment to prevent a flash burn while you were working and what treatment you received after you accident from either your doctor or at hospital.
The solicitor will assess your claim for a minor construction injury and advise you whether you have a claim with a value below 1,000 Pounds – in which case a minor construction injury claim could be pursued through the small claims court – or if it would be advisable to claim compensation for a minor construction injury through more conventional personal injury procedures.
Most construction injury claims solicitors will offer an assessment of your claim for a minor construction injury free of charge and, should the solicitor then consider that you have a claim which has a strong likelihood of success, suggest that they represent you on a “No Win, No Fee” arrangement so that when your claim for a minor construction injury is successful, you keep 100 percent of your compensation settlement.