Facial Scarring Compensation

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How Much Compensation for Facial Scarring?

If you have suffered facial scarring as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. To make a claim your injury should have occurred within the last 3 months.

What type of accidents can cause facial scarring?

A personal injury compensation claim involving facial scarring or disfigurement can occur in any manner of circumstances including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Road Traffic Accident
  • Burn injury suffered at work
  • Injury following medical negligence
  • Industrial accidents
  • Slip, trip or fall

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What should I do if I have suffered facial scarring?

If you’ve suffered facial scarring as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault it’s vital that you contact us. This area of the law can be extremely complicated requiring an expert legal team to secure the required level of compensation.

How will the compensation be calculated?

The accident type does not determine the level of compensation, with the most important factor being the severity of the facial injury. The level of compensation can be calculated following a report by a plastic surgeon, based upon a medical examination and a review of your hospital and GP notes. Included in the report will be details regarding the severity of the injury, descriptions of the injury, photographs of the scarring and details of the future explaining how any corrective surgery may assist in the reduction of the scar’s appearance. Once this report has been provided to your solicitor, they’ll analyse it in accordance with existing case law and make an assessment of the potential levels of compensation.

What else will be taken into consideration?

The law treats facial looks as more important to women than men meaning damages awarded for pain and suffering are likely to be higher for women. In addition to this, the young also tend to receive higher levels of compensation as they are thought to be more self-conscious and will also have to live with the disfigurement for longer.

How much compensation can be awarded?

The following is just a guide as to the potential levels of compensation to be awarded to men and women for facial scarring and disfigurement:

Men

Compensation Amount

  • Minor facial scarring

    £1,000 – £2,200

  • Scarring to the face visible from a short distance

    £6,000 – £11,500

  • Severe facial scarring

    up to £42,000

Women

Compensation Amount

  • Minor facial scarring

    £1,000 – £2,200

  • Scarring to the face visible from a short distance

    £11,500 – £19,500

  • Severe facial scarring

    up to £62,000

Living With Scarring

There are support groups and organisations which provide advice and help for people living with scarring:

Making Your Scarring Injury Claim

If you have suffered scarring due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. First Personal Injury works with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury.