If you suffer a trip at work, a fall in a public place or an road accident, and left with a scar, you may be able to make a scarring claim for compensation.
How can I make a scarring claim?
The aftermath of suffering an injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault can be a troubling enough time without the extra worry of significant scarring. Visible scars can lead to a loss of confidence and self-esteem in accident victims.
Scarring can be caused by any number of accidents but is a particular risk in work environments where machinery, hot liquids and chemicals are also present.
In the aftermath of an accident at work, a medical professional will, in most cases, be able to tell you if the consequences are likely to include permanent scarring.
Depending on how serious the scarring is, you may be referred to a medical specialist, such as a plastic surgeon, who can give further details and even recommend possible treatment options.
Scarring claims are often significantly more complicated than other work injury claims such as broken bones or muscular strains. This is because it can take longer for the scarring to settle enough for the specialist to be able to estimate the severity of the long-term appearance of the scar.
How much can I expect from a scarring claim?
The final award of injury compensation for a scarring claim will be heavily influenced by the following three factors:
- The extent and severity of the scarring, including size, length, appearance etc.
- Where the scar is on your body
- The chances of the scar fading as time passes
What about scarring claims for incidents from my childhood?
Even if you suffered the accident that left you with scarring in your childhood, you may still be able to make a scarring claim in later life.
A quick look at Accident Advice Helpline unique claim calculator will give you an answer on your eligibility to make a claim in as little as 30 seconds.
With over 16 years’ experience in injury claims, our lawyers, who work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, are able to settle the majority of cases out of court.
Our hotline is open 24-hours, and our expert advisors will be able to answer all your questions. Call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles today!
Date Published: February 23, 2017
Author: Accident Advice