Accidents that result in scars can have a serious effect on an individual. This more often than not goes deeper than the pain caused by the initial injuries. The psychological effects of scarring can be immense. This can include anxiety, embarrassment and depression connected with an individual’s body image. These factors are taken into account when deciding how much compensation should be awarded to victims of scarring. A scarring claims solicitor will put your case across as strongly as possible.
Why not contact us and learn more on how we can help you claim compensation from an injury that has left you scarred.
The amount that is awarded in scar compensation is dependant on a number of factors. Firstly, the position of the scar on the body is important. Facial scars tend to receive a higher compensation payout due to the increased visibility and anxiety that they can cause. Also women and young people tend to be awarded more in cases involving scarring. This is because they are seen to place greater value on body image, and hence any scarring is seen as more psychologically challenging. Finally, the size and severity of the scar is taken into account in scarring claims, including whether or not there is continued pain and discomfort.
Below is list of possible accident types that can result in scarring:
- Criminal assault
- Burn accidents
- Work accidents
- Road traffic accidents
- Clinical error
- Defective products
- School accidents
Criminal assault – Criminal assaults can result in scar injuries. Claims can be made through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority using a scarring claims solicitor.
Burn accidents – Scars that are caused by burns are usually awarded a higher amount of compensation. This is because burn scars are frequently more painful and sensitive.
Work accidents - Employers have a duty to protect you from injury, including injuries that result in scarring.
Road traffic accidents - Road traffic accidents can result in scar injuries, including frequently, facial scarring from shards of glass.
Clinical error - Sometimes clinical error - for example mistakes in surgery - can leave an individual with scarring.
Defective products - If a product causes you an injury, then legal liability lands with the manufacturer. This includes injuries that result in scars.
School accidents - Children can be particularly self-conscious of having scars. Legally this is taken into account in scarring claims for compensation.
This list is by no means exhaustive as in reality, any type of accident can result in injuries that lead to scarring. If you have developed scarring from an accident that wasn’t your fault then please call for our free expert advice. We are skilled professionals who have handled many cases like yours, providing victims with scar compensation to help sufferers in their rehabilitation. At Ashley Ainsworth we operate on a strict no win no fee basis ensuring that you can make your claim without the worry of financial risk.
At Ashley Ainsworth we have vast experience in dealing with scar compensation claims. Call 08000 93 33 93 or contact us now and talk to one of our team about the injury that has left you scarred. We can provide you with a top UK scarring claims solicitor who specialises in the field. They have helped many people before and know exactly the best course of action to get you the compensation package you are entitled too.