Using cosmetic camouflage
Accident victims who have suffered facial scarring through burns, scalding or surgery sometimes shy away from drastic steps like reconstructive surgery, laser treatment or other forms of treatment suggested by the dermatology department of their hospital. Sometimes, an accident victim is also left with colour mismatches after their injury.
The British Red Cross run free camouflage services for which you can get a referral through your hospital or GP, or contact them directly to find their closest local centre. Because your skin will be very sensitive after injury and subsequent surgery, you may need specialist cosmetics, herbal skin soothers and other treatments to help your healing process. All these things cost money — not to mention the travel expenses you will no doubt incur when visiting specialists. You may be off work for a long time while your wounds heal, and you can actually apply cosmetics to your scarring.
Compensation will help you with expenses
If your accident happened within the last three years and your injuries were the result of somebody else’s negligence — for example a drunk driver running you over, or incorrectly stored hazardous materials exploding at work — you are entitled to claim compensation. With the help of an accident solicitor in Broad Street or other specialist, you can get compensated for your pain and suffering, your loss of income and any expenses you have incurred as a result of your injuries.
Compensation for loss of income also includes being compensated if you can no longer do the job you once did and must now take less well paid work. Future earnings, if you are permanently incapacitated by your injuries, can also be claimed.
Where to find a no win no fee* accident solicitor in Broad Street?
Visit the Accident Advice Helpline website or call free on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. An advisor can find you a specialist best suited for your injury claim; that may not be an accident solicitor in Broad Street, but somebody based elsewhere in the UK.
You can complete our simple 30-second test online, which will tell you if you qualify for making a claim. Our compensation calculator will then estimate how much compensation you might be awarded, if the negligent party accepts liability.
All Accident Advice Helpline solicitors provide legal services on a no win no fee* basis, allowing claimants to start their claims process without paying any money upfront. Over the last 15 years, we have helped thousands of accident victims to gain access to justice and compensation. An accident solicitor in Broad Street or other specialist will write to the defendant outlining your view of how the accident came about. You must prove that you were not to blame and that your injuries were the result of something the defendant did wrong.
Your accident solicitor in Broad Street or other specialist assigned to your claim by Accident Advice Helpline may arrange for an additional medical assessment of your injuries to support your claim.