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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for scar reduction treatment injury


    Scars are often unproblematic and easy to cover up or hide, but when someone suffers from excessive scarring, it can have massive psychological effects. Those who suffer from acne scars, scars from burns or scars due to an accident may have low confidence and have trouble going out in public if the scars are in a visible place. There are treatments available to help reduce the size and appearance of scars including dermabrasion, laser surgery or collagen injections depending on the size and deepness of the scar. Dermabrasion procedures are often used for lighter scars and are a kind of deep exfoliation procedure which rubs tiny crystals on the top layer of skin. This leaves the skin smoother and reduces the appearance of scars. Laser treatments may be preferred by those with acne scars or more prominent scarring and collagen injections can be used for pitted scars which run deep into the skin. Many choose these procedures to gain confidence and to make the skin appear healthier. As with any cosmetic treatment, there are potential risks but a medical professional should always be consulted to perform the procedure. This reduces the risks involved and helps to prevent accidents during treatment.

    How can I suffer a scar reduction treatment injury?

    Side-effects are common with any cosmetic procedure but injuries are rare if all risk assessments have taken place. You should be advised on which procedure is best for your skin type and a dermatologist should be able to advise you on whether you are a good candidate for treatment. Side-effects of injections include swelling at the site of injection and some pain after treatment. These effects are similar to those involved after laser treatment. If you should suffer from an adverse reaction such as burns from lasers or abnormal swelling, a professional should be consulted. If you feel that your procedure was botched in any way and shows evidence of negligence, then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can assist where someone else was at fault for your injury.

    How to make a claim

    Accident Advice Helpline is free to call. We offer no-obligation advice to those who have suffered an injury due to medical or clinical negligence and can help you make a claim for compensation to the party at fault. If you should suffer an injury and there is evidence of negligence, just pick up the phone to speak to an expert. Our no win, no fee* policy means that you won’t have to pay a penny upfront. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.

    Date Published: July 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.