How Much Compensation For Scarring
Scarring can happen to any part of the body and the reasons behind compensation amounts are, like all other personal injury claims, dependent upon the extent and level of damage done
Generally speaking, scarring on parts of the body that are often concealed are usually less than scarring on the face. However, there are scars which are noticeable despite not being on the face. These scars can also cause significant psychological and social issues.
Compensation Amounts for Scarring
The amount of compensation you receive will depend on whether you burns or scars are regarded as partial, full or superficial thickness, how you have been psychologically affected by the burn scar, whether there has been a physical disability and if there is a need for surgery.
Please note: the figures below are intended to serve as a guide only. To more accurately find out how much you may be able to claim, you should speak to a specialist personal injury solicitor.
Level of scarring
|A permanent disfiguring scar to the arm, leg or chest.||£5,430 – £16,250|
|If you have had to undertake an exploratory laparotomy (an invasive abdominal surgical procedure) and have been no internal injuries found||Up to £6,175|
|A scar that has arisen because of burns, the level of pain caused by the burn will be considered in the amount you receive. Scarring covers 40% of the body||£7,500|
|Minor scars on legs, hands or one noticeable scar||£1,680 – £5,430|
Making A Scarring Compensation Claim
As well as the question of how much compensation for scarring you may also have other questions to ask a personal injury lawyer. At Jefferies, we take the time to listen to our clients. If you would like to tell us more about your compensation case then please call our friendly team today on 0800 342 3206. We usually work on a no win no fee basis.