Every day, somewhere or with someone you know, an accident occurs. An unfortunate event can be made worse by adding worry and anxiety to someone who has already been traumatised or has suffered financial loss, making it necessary to seek compensation for permanent scarring.
A permanent scar can emerge from a car accident, dog bite, bruising, or burn caused by negligence. It could be a permanent scar on the face or other body area that causes discomfort and occasionally disfigurement. Permanent scars, on the other hand, need more doctor visits and money than minor injuries. So, a permanent scar compensation claim is required.
Types of Compensation Claims for Permanent Scars
Most common claims made for a permanent scar compensation include:
- Road traffic accidents – Permanent scars caused by car accidents can be compensated for.
- Criminal injury – Permanent scarring as a result of a criminal assault or stabbing is frequently sought from the government and is usually eligible for compensation.
- Medical negligence – Any medical procedure that results in a permanent scar owing to negligence is eligible for compensation.
- Accidents at workplace –You can claim for injuries at work caused by the employer’s negligence which can result in a permanent scar.
- Accidents in public places – Slips, trips, and falls in public area can leave a permanent scar. Similarly, a defective payment might cause an injury and leave a permanent scar, making it eligible for compensation.
How much Money is a Permanent Scar Worth?
One might wonder can I sue for a scar in these situations? or how much compensation do you get for a permanent scar? It depends on the scar, the special damages, medical bills, lost earnings and the affected body part. Minor to less severe scarring on the body may be eligible for compensation up to £50000. Severe scarring may entitle a person to up to £90,000. You can determine how much a facial scar is worth by its severity. The two types of permanent scar compensation and permanent scar disfigurement are distinct. Consult our Scar Compensation Calculator for more precise figures.
Permanent Scarring due to Medical Negligence
Most people wonder if they can sue their dermatologist for a scar. The answer depends on whether a permanent scar is the result of medical malpractice or negligence. Do not worry about the claims process because we have the best solicitors for you available to discuss your case. Most permanent scar compensation claims are due to medical or dental malpractice. You can certainly sue for damages if you get a permanent scar from cosmetic surgery, medicine, or your dermatologist’s negligence.
How much money is my scar worth
Body scarring is a result of many different incidents or traumas, each having unique causes and effects. Different parts of the body will receive varying amounts of compensation. For example, a person with a scarred face can claim more than a scarred body. Use our scar compensation calculator for an approximate valuation of your scar claim.
Make a Claim with us for a Permanent Scar
At Hamilton Douglas, the best solicitors in Scotland will help you make a permanent scar compensation claim and guide you through the claims process. Our solicitors can help you with questions about workers’ compensation disfigurement benefits, permanent disfigurement compensation, compensation for facial scars, or compensation for car accident scars.
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