Burn and Scald Compensation Claim for child scalded by boiling water

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Burn and Scald Compensation Claim for child scalded by boiling water

David Healey, a specialist Burn and Scald Compensation Claim Solicitor with Carter & Carter Solicitors, said:

“Our client was visiting his local Vet when he went to the water dispenser to get a cold drink.  Unknown to him it contained boiling water which scalded him.  The hot water left him with a terrible burn.  Our client approached other Solicitors but they refused to take his case on because they didn’t think they would win.  His mother called me and we agreed to take the case because we knew it was strong and that we could help him to recover compensation by making a Burn and Scald Compensation Claim under the Occupiers’ Liability Act.

Under the Act, Property owners have a duty to keep visitors safe whilst they are on their Premises be that at a restaurant, shop, cinema or even a friend’s house.  If they don’t keep you safe and you are injured you could be entitled to make a Burn and Scald Compensation Claim”

Liability/Blame for the Burn and Scald Compensation Claim

“The local Vet failed to make sure that my client was “reasonably” safe.  They failed to:

  • Warn any customers (including our client) that the water dispensed was boiling hot and not cold;
  • Turn off the hot water when they knew young children went to the Vets with their parents;
  • Comply with their common duty of care to see that our client was safe at their Premises and especially when he was using the water dispenser.”


“Our client suffered serious burns as a result of this avoidable accident and was left with no option but to contact a Solicitor to make a Burn and Scald Compensation Claim.  We proved that the Vet failed to keep our client safe and successfully secured compensation for him despite other Solicitors refusing to take his claim on.” 

How can Carter & Carter Solicitors help with your Burn and Scald Compensation Claim?

David Healey at Carter & Carter Solicitors is very experienced in handling Burn and Scald Compensation Claims relating to all types of serious injury and is a specialist dealing with accident compensation claims involving fatalities, catastrophic injuries and amputations.

Get in touch now about your Burn and Scald Compensation Claim 

If you think that you have a burn and scald compensation claim, would like to have a chat about a potential claim or require further information, contact David Healey.

Our Free phone number is 0800 652 0586 

My Direct Dial is 01663 761 892 


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