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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.

To find out if you’re entitled to make a compensation claim for scarring, contact our specialist solicitors. Call our team on 0800 342 3206 or get in touch online. 

Compensation Amounts for Scarring

Generally speaking, scarring on parts of the body that are often concealed are usually less than scarring on the face. However, there are scars elsewhere which are noticeable. These scars can also cause significant psychological and social issues.

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

Potential compensation

A permanent disfiguring scar to the arm, leg or chest. £6,680 – £19,390
If you have had to undertake an exploratory laparotomy (an invasive abdominal surgical procedure) and have been no internal injuries found Up to £7,380
Minor scars on legs, hands or one noticeable scar £2,020 – £6,680
A scar that has arisen because of burns, covering 40% of the body. Because burns cause a higher level of pain, they usually attract higher levels of compensation. In excess of £89,440

HOW DOES THE CLAIMS PROCESS WORK?

At Jefferies Solicitors, once we have carried out an initial consultation, we will take care of the paperwork required to get your case underway.

A letter will be sent to you following an initial consultation with your solicitor. This will be a summary of the meeting you had and will confirm that they are happy to take on your case. It will highlight who will be your contact and estimate how long the process will take. The letter will also detail how you will be funding the case and an estimate of costs. If you need to provide any further information this will also be included.

A letter will then be sent to the defendant, providing details of the accident. The defendant has a fixed period in which they can reply and in their reply, they must state whether or not they are denying or accepting liability for your injuries. If they do accept liability, your solicitor will endeavour to settle the case out of court.

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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.

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Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible.

To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team. 

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