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Scarring Compensation Claims

Any injury which leaves a permanent scar can be devastating. Whether it’s a facial disfigurement, or something less visible to others, our solicitors understand how this physical change may affect your confidence and wellbeing. That’s why they will strive to get you the scar compensation you deserve.

How To Make A Scar Injury Claim

Arrange your free initial consultation by calling 0800 056 4110 to start your scar injury claim. During this consultation, we’ll ask you some questions about the injury, including how it happened, who you believe to be at fault, and how your life has changed as a result.

If we think you have a claim, we’ll approach the person or organisation you believe is responsible. If they accept responsibility, we’ll negotiate a compensation settlement for you that takes into account the psychological impact of your scar.

If we think you have a claim but the other party doesn’t admit responsibility, we’ll still fight for compensation for you – all the way to court if necessary.

We can help you to claim for:

  • Tattoo, cosmetic or hairdressing injuries
  • Burns and scalds
  • Chemical exposure
  • Cuts or Lacerations.

A scarring injury will likely have a lasting effect on your life, from reducing your confidence to loss of earnings and an inability to take part in leisure activities. Your compensation settlement will likely be higher for visible areas of the body, such as the face, that may cause significant psychological harm.

How Long Do You Have To Make A Scar Compensation Claim?

In most cases you need to make a claim within three years of your injury taking place. In criminal assault cases, you generally have two years after the date of the injury.

However, there are some exceptions to this, such as if you were too ill to make a claim. While we won’t hurry you, we do advise you to claim as soon as you feel well enough to do so, as this helps us to gather evidence more easily.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Body Scar Injury?

There’s no fixed amount of compensation that you’ll receive for a scarring injury. The settlement you receive will vary depending on many factors. We’ll assess: 

  • The level of physical damage
  • Psychological trauma
  • Loss of earnings
  • Whether or not you’ll need ongoing support.

Scarring injuries will likely need many medical treatments. Where applicable, we can also help with interim compensation payments for costs such as hospital travel.

No Win No Fee Scarring Claims

Most of our scarring injury claims are ‘no win, no fee’. This means that yours and your opponent’s legal fees are covered if you’re unsuccessful*. If you’re successful, your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any costs not paid by your opponent will be deducted from your final settlement.

Why Choose Us?

We have a compassionate, expert legal team who have dealt with hundreds of claims just like yours. We understand the true impact a scarring injury can have on your life, which is why our client liaison teams strive to assist with psychological treatments, such as counselling, as well as physical therapy.

We can’t change the past, but we can put you in the best position to aid your physical and mental recovery.

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When you’re ready, call us on 0800 056 4110, or contact us online and we’ll discuss your free initial consultation.

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    • What If I Don't qualify for no win no fee?
    • If your case doesn’t meet the no win, no fee criteria, there may be other options available to you.

      You may have Legal Expenses Insurance on your home insurance policy, for example, or you may be a member of a trade union which covers legal expenses. We’ll discuss the best options for you during your initial consultation. 

    • Who Will pay my compensation?
    • For injuries that occurred in a public place, such as a tattoo parlour or local park, your claim will likely be covered by that company or organisation’s insurer. For example, they may have Public Liability Insurance. Road traffic accident settlements will be paid out by the responsible driver’s motor insurance.

      Workplace accidents will also be covered by your employer’s insurance. Your employer has a responsibility to keep you safe and will be liable if you haven’t been properly safeguarded.

      For criminal assault claims, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) will pay out if the person who assaulted you doesn’t have the means to pay.

    • Are there exceptions to the three-year time limit?
    • Adults can make claims for children up until their 18th birthday. If they reach 18 and a claim hasn’t been made for them, they can make their own claim up until their 21st birthday.

      There’s no time limit to make claims on behalf of people who lack the mental capacity to make a claim themselves.

      If your claim relates to a criminal assault, generally the limit is two years. However, this can be extended in some circumstances, for example if you were too ill to claim.

      If you were injured by a faulty product, you’ll have 10 years from the product launch date to make a claim.

      Finally, if the injury happened abroad, the time limit may be shorter. We can advise you on specific regions.

      Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, get in touch with us as soon as possible. The earlier you contact us, the easier it is for us to gather evidence to support your claim. 

    • What are interim compensation payments?
    • Where applicable, interim compensation payments cover ongoing costs while you recover from your scarring injury, for example, travel expenses to and from hospital. These funds are awarded before your final settlement and will be deducted from your final compensation amount. We’ll let you know if we think you will benefit from interim compensation payments.

    • what if my opponent doesn't accept responsibility?
    • We always try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement for you as this is generally less stressful for all parties, particularly during difficult recovery periods. If your opponent denies responsibility or disagrees with the proposed settlement, we’ll begin court proceedings.

      Often, even when trial dates have been set, claims are settled before reaching court. If it does go to court, we’ll guide you through every step.

If I did not understand anything, I would just ask him to explain things and he would explain it all to me.”

Peter, client

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