Burn injury compensation payouts guide

Burn injury compensation claims across Brisbane, the Gold Coast & all of QLD

Any type of burn injury can have serious long term complications. Burns and scalds tend to heal slowly as you need ongoing medical treatment such as skin grafts and physical therapy. It means your capacity to work could be limited for a significant period of time.

Whether you were in an accident involving fire or suffered a chemical burn at work, compensation is an essential step in your recovery. We help people injured in many types of accidents lodge injury claims to get the financial restitution they need.

We’ve answered some of the most common questions about burn injuries and fire compensation claims further below. You’re also welcome to call, chat or email us to discuss the circumstances of your burn injury.

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Frequently asked questions about burn injury compensation claims

The Personal Injury Lawyers are proud to provide expert legal assistance at fair and affordable prices. If you don’t have the financial resources to hire a lawyer, we offer a no win no fee service. Under this arrangement, you won’t be charged any legal fees if your burn injury claim isn’t awarded compensation. Essentially, it means you have nothing to lose by making a claim for damages after a fire or chemical burn injury.

Your entitlement to burn injury compensation will depend on how the burn injuries were sustained.

If your burn injuries were caused by the actions of a third party, either through carelessness or negligence, you may be able to make a claim for a burn injury compensation payout.

The Personal Injury Lawyers can undertake an assessment of your burn injury case to determine your eligibility. A claim assessment is free.

You can also use our burn injury Compensation Calculator to see how much your case might be worth then contact our experienced personal injury lawyers to get your claim started.

In order to determine the types of burn injury compensation you may qualify for, The Personal Injury Lawyers will consider how your burn injury has impacted your life.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be compensated for the following:


  • Medical expenses
  • The cost of ongoing care
  • Lost income
  • Lost superannuation benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses

Yes. Strict time limits apply to all personal injury claims.

Missing a deadline can complicate matters, so it’s vital to begin the claims process as quickly as possible.

After receiving medical treatment, and making an official record of your injuries if possible, the easiest way to begin the claims process is to speak with a lawyer.

Even if you aren’t sure whether you want to seek compensation, it costs nothing to have us review your case.

We can arrange for you to attend a free consultation with one of our expert personal injury lawyers to help you identify the best course of legal action.

The cost of making a compensation claim varies from case to case.

It’s impossible to provide an accurate estimation of the expenses involved until we’ve assessed your situation.

However, regardless of your circumstances, you can rely on The Personal Injury Lawyers to recommend the most cost-effective form of legal action.

Most claims settle before going to court is necessary.

If you can’t reach a settlement through litigation, your attendance at the court hearing of your claim could be critical to the outcome of your claim.

In this scenario, your lawyer will support you throughout the legal proceedings.

Who pays for the burn injury compensation is usually determined by how your injuries were sustained.

For example, if you were burned at work due to a lack of safe equipment, your employer’s insurer will pay for any damages (this is known as workers’ compensation or WorkCover).

Similarly, if you were injured in a road traffic accident, the CTP insurer of the vehicle which caused the accident claims will usually cover the compensation and damages.

In most cases, whoever is deemed to have caused your injuries will be liable for compensation.

You should always seek legal advice when making a compensation claim.

If you are tempted to represent yourself, keep in mind there are several advantages to engaging a lawyer.

These include:


  • Minimal stress – Having a lawyer on hand to interpret complex legislation can make the claims process much less stressful
  • Faster resolutions – Rather than allowing your case to languish in the legal system, a lawyer can ensure your claim is resolved in a timely manner
  • Negotiation skills – Reaching a fair settlement is a vital part of the legal process. If you’re not sure what constitutes a fair offer, seeking legal advice is essential

How much compensation did other people get awarded for their injuries?

To help you understand more how much other people were awarded for their compensation claims, (who may have similar injuries to you) we pulled together some helpful, real life personal injury payout examples..

These include compensation for injury at work as well as car accident injuries, workplace injury and slips, trips and falls. You may have suffered an injury that means that you can’t return to work. We assess the type of injury that you have suffered and will look at current medical reports, the costs of your future medical treatment, along with important factors such as whether you are left with a total and permanent disability.

You’ll need to provide evidence to confirm the other person or entity was at fault, such as incident reports, police statements, workplace health and safety records, etc.

The strength of your evidence can strongly influence your claim’s outcome. If you engage a lawyer to act on your behalf, your lawyer can be crucial to obtaining the evidence that may prove negligence by another person.

The duration of your claim will depend on its complexity. Your matter may be resolved sooner if you decide to settle before court, but no matter what you choose to do, The Personal Injury Lawyers will strive to provide you with access to compensation quickly.

This depends on the extent of your burn injuries and their impact on your quality of life. The amount of compensation you receive will take into account your medical bills, loss of earnings if you are unable to work, and general damages for pain and suffering.

However, each case is different, and the total compensation amounts vary from case to case. Third degree burns that cause serious facial scarring will be awarded a significantly higher payout than a superficial burn injury that doesn’t lead to any long term complications.

Use our burn injury Compensation Calculator to see how much you could receive for your total compensation payout. You can also speak with The Personal Injury Lawyers to see if you may be eligible for special damages. Once we know more about the circumstances of your case, we can talk you through the claims process.

Yes, your legal bill will be deducted from any compensation you receive. Fortunately, in accordance with Queensland law, you will be awarded the majority of the compensation or damages.

If your legal fees would otherwise exceed the amount we are legally allowed to charge, we will lower our fees so that they comply with the statutory amount.

As part of our No Win No Fee service, you won’t be required to pay any legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful. In some cases, you may be responsible for covering the other party’s legal fees. We can make sure you are properly informed of this risk before making a claim.

Right here. The Personal Injury Lawyers can discuss your burn injury compensation claim. We have helped clients for many years, so rest assured you are in good hands.

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