Burn Injury Compensation Claims & Skin Damage Claims
Skin conditions and injuries which occur to the skin can sometimes have a severe impact on a victim's life, leaving them feeling depressed and anxious. Most victims suffer skin conditions through exposure to chemicals at work or in a public place, however it can also be caused due to an assault or even defective products.
What are the types of skin injuries?
As well as the physical suffering and discomfort, there may be visible scarring that can make the victim feel self-conscious and nervous, leading to them facing psychological problems.
Injuries and burns to the skin can occur in numerous ways such as it may become damaged in incidents that have happened as a result of someone else’s negligence. Conditions and injuries to the skin, include:
- Scars and lacerations.
- Damage from laser hair removal.
- Cracked skin.
- Burns and scalds.
While the road to recovery could be long, making your personal injury claim may ease any pressure or stress, and will enable you to focus on rebuilding your life again. The compensation you receive could aid you and significantly by allowing you to access the best treatment for your skin injury and also help to deal with any psychological issues which may have been caused by the accident.
An eligible claim can be made if, you, a family member or a loved one, were left with injuries or have developed a skin condition, due to the negligence of someone else.
How much could you claim?
Compensation can be claimed for skin conditions where the victim was not responsible for their injuries, as well as for the pain and suffering caused by the actual physical injury, as well as to help cover the cost of medical bills and loss of earnings.
A claim is judged on the severity of the injury and how it responds to treatment:
Dry and cracking skin and/or skin rashes which do not respond to treatment: £5,000 to £15,000
Dry and cracking skin and/or rashes which fully responds to treatment: £1,000 to £5,000
Our compensation calculator is intended as a guide only. Each case is judged individually as other considerations are made, as well as aspects of special damages being considered. Therefore for a full and more accurate indication, you can call us for free on 0800 0747 644 or fill in our claim form and a member of our team will get back to you.
What to expect:
A personal injury specialist solicitor will go through the details of your claim, the process and each step, as well as take the key information required to analyse how much you could be expected to receive. They will also look into the effects of the accident and the injuries sustained, the considerations factors of age, sex and the victims general health before the accident are also required to calculate the monetary value of the damage. When carrying out your compensation claim we will also take into account the consequence the injury has had on the quality of your life. If your accident has affected your daily life by effecting your ability to carry out crucial daily tasks, then the compensation claim does generally be higher.
Your compensation claim will not only comprise compensation for the physical damage which you suffered but will also take into account any psychological damage which you may have suffered as a consequence of the incident. One of the key things that the compensation claim can help you with is recovering any incurred financial costs, these are often referred to as special damages and can include money spent on the medical bills, rehabilitation or transportation costs. Special damages also include the loss of any income due to your injury.