How much is my wound or scar claim worth?
Compensation amounts for scars caused by cuts and wounds mainly depend on whether the scar is on your face or somewhere less obvious. Find out how much your claim could be worth with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim?
Here at Claims Direct, we specialise in No Win No Fee claims, so you will never have to pay money up front or out of your own pocket. We only get paid if we win the compensation you are entitled to. Most people tell us they like the peace of mind this gives them, which is why we handle around 98% of cases as No Win No Fee claims.
Will I have to have a medical for my scar injury claim?
How much compensation you might get for a wound or scar all depends on where it is and how big it is. So we will usually send you to a specialist near you who will look at your scar to work out how noticeable it is, or how much it restricts your movement. Their expert medical opinion is an important part of the evidence we will use to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Will I have to go to court for a scar injury claim?
Most of the time, compensation cases for wounds and scars are handled between lawyers and insurance companies, so you probably wouldn't have to go to court. In fact, you don't even have to come to your lawyer's office if you don't want to. While we have offices near you, you're very welcome to deal with us by phone if you prefer.
What sort of wounds and scars can I claim for?
Cuts and wounds cause most scars, though chemicals, acids and other burns can also scar you. A scar on your face or neck, where it is very noticeable, is likely to attract the highest amount of compensation, particularly if it is causing you emotional problems. Having said that, some scar tissue can make it hard for fingers or other joints to move freely, so these would also be considered serious. Broadly speaking, there are three types of scars:
- Scar contractures: where the skin has shrunk, making it difficult to move or bend freely
- Flat, pale scars: cosmetic scars that don't interfere with movement or health
- Keloid scars: raised, dark scars from wounds that were never treated or stitched correctly
Our expert lawyers – and the doctor we will pay for you to see - will take all of these things into account when making a compensation claim on your behalf.
What can I claim for?
If you have scarring caused by a wound, cut or burn, the final compensation figure will usually include sums for things like:
- Loss of earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Plastic surgery
- Mobility help
Very noticeable or restrictive scars will usually attract higher payouts, but your Claims Direct lawyer will be happy to talk to you about their reasons for seeking a particular amount of compensation.
Who's to blame for my wound and scar injuries?
While some wounds and scars are caused by acts of violence, they are more likely to happen due to accidents in the workplace. These include slips, trips and falls onto sharp objects. Other ways that wounds and scars can happen include:
- From welding sparks
- Cosmetic surgery
- Body piercings
- Acid attacks
- Slips, trips and falls
- Sporting injuries
- Hairdressing accidents
- Clinical negligence
In all of these cases, scarring was someone else's fault. So if you have received scars that affect your life and want to seek compensation, talk to one of our friendly advisors about making a No Win No Fee claim now on 0800 175 7900.
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