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Burns and Scarring Claims

Claim compensation for burns or scarring.

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Burns or scars suffered in an accident or assault can be distressing and sometimes permanent reminders of the ordeal you’ve been through.

If you suffered burns or scarring through someone else’s negligent or criminal behaviour, you may be able to claim compensation. This can be helpful in lots of ways and not just financially; it can help you with your recovery and in moving past your experiences.

At Truth Legal, we are experts in handling all kinds of personal injury claims. We have helped many clients to take action after suffering severe injuries – securing them rehabilitation, assistance, and the compensation awards that they deserve.

Get in touch with us today to discuss making your claim.

Making a personal injury claim for burns or scarring

The first step in making a claim is to discuss your situation with us – you can do so by booking a free consultation with one of our specialist personal injury lawyers.

Our experts will get to know you and your situation, and provide advice on the legal rights you have.

Burns and scarring injuries can result from all different kinds of accident so the legal basis for your claim will depend on your situation. Some common examples include:

Burns and scarring from clinical negligence

Burns and scarring can also result from medical procedures which have been performed incorrectly, or without the appropriate standard of care. Surgical operations often leave some scar tissue, but if the risks of this were not properly explained, or you suffered more severe scarring because mistakes were made, you may have grounds to make a clinical negligence claim.

Once your claim is in progress, a key step will be to obtain independent medical evidence on your injuries and to document how your burns or scars were caused by the accident. Burn and scarring injuries can happen in a number of different ways, including:

  • Fires or exposure to extreme heat
  • Electrical burns
  • Chemical burns
  • Severe cuts/lacerations

And many injuries involving burns or scarring can have serious follow-on effects, such as:

  • Damage to other body tissues, besides the skin – for example: tendons, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and organs
  • Psychological conditions – for example: anxiety, PTSD, and concerns over the appearance of the burns or scarring
  • Restricted mobility
  • Chronic pain

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Burns and Scarring Claim FAQ

How much compensation will I receive for a burn or scarring injury?2024-02-16T14:05:49+00:00

Compensation for burns or scarring, like any personal injury, will depend on the extent of the harm which you have suffered – in terms of the pain it has caused you and how it has affected your life.

This means that no two burns or scarring injuries will be valued exactly the same, as many circumstances which are unique to your situation will have to be taken into account. Unfortunately, this also means that it isn’t possible to give an accurate valuation before having the necessary information.

When you instruct Truth Legal, our expert lawyers will value your personal injury claim as soon as they can meaningfully do so. This ensures that you have a useful valuation which is founded upon the harm that you have suffered.

What can I include in my burn or scarring compensation claim?2024-02-16T14:06:24+00:00

When making a personal injury claim, the main element of the claim will usually be the injuries themselves – i.e. the pain and suffering they’ve caused and how they have impacted your life. But you can also claim compensation for other expenses that have resulted from your injury.

For burns and scarring claims, which can cause a huge amount of upheaval in your life, other expenses might include:

  • Lost earnings from being unable to work for a time
  • Future lost earnings, if you have to change your job or are no longer able to work due to your injuries
  • Treatment and rehabilitation expenses
  • Care and assistance received from professionals or loved ones
  • The costs of making adjustments to your home
  • The costs of equipment needed to help you – such as wheelchairs, sticks, prosthetics, modified vehicles

Our free ebook, The Ultimate Personal injury Compensation Guide, has a lot more information on the nature of compensation and the different kinds of loss for which you may be able to claim.

How long do I have to make a claim?2024-02-16T14:07:06+00:00

All personal injury claims have time limits placed upon them. If you do not make a claim within this time, it can prevent you from claiming.

In general, you must make your personal injury claim within 3 years of the date of the accident.

However, there are rules which can change the time limit. So, if you are worried you have left it too long, it is still worth seeking advice.  Whatever your situation, if you are thinking of bringing a personal injury claim, it is always best to seek legal advice as soon as possible.

Can I make a ‘No Win No Fee’ burn or scarring claim?2024-02-16T14:08:51+00:00

After a severe injury like burns or scarring, the last thing you need is to be worrying about incurring extra costs. This is why, at Truth Legal, we always try to help people on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis wherever possible.

A ‘No Win, No Fee’ Agreement is a useful way to avoid the risk of paying fees if your claim is unsuccessful. The agreement means that, in the vast majority of situations, you will not have to pay our legal costs if we cannot recover compensation for you.

Where the claim is successful, a small percentage of your award will go towards our fees, with some costs also being paid by the other party or, more likely, their insurance company. This is how ‘No Win, No Fee’ Agreements usually operate.

We will always provide you with full information regarding fees before we begin acting for you. However, if you have any queries about our fees, please get in touch so that we may explain matters further.

Why should I choose Truth Legal?

Truth Legal’s experienced and compassionate personal injury lawyers have helped hundreds of clients to recover compensation after an injury, including many claims with complicated circumstances and serious injuries.

Our excellent client reviews on Trustpilot and reviewsolicitors demonstrate the high level of expertise and the top-quality service we provide.

By choosing us, you will get:

  • A free initial consultation – to discuss your circumstances.
  • Specialist technical knowledge and experience – so you can rest assured that your case is in the best hands.
  • Practical advice – tailored to your situation.
  • Strong representation – fighting for the compensation and outcome you deserve.
  • Support and compassion – friendly, knowledgeable professionals on your side through a difficult time.


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