If you are one of the more than a million people in the UK who has a facial and/or body disfigurement and you developed this injury as a result of another party's negligence, you may be able to claim compensation for your pain, injury and losses.
If you would like to speak to one of the personal injury solicitors from our team of specialists based in Bloomsbury, the heart of legal London, call us today on 0808 252 0678 to find out more about claiming burn injury compensation for disfigurement or permanent scarring.
What is disfigurement?
Disfigurement refers to the aesthetic impact caused by a rash, scar, skin graft or burn on a person's face or body; this may be manifest as discolouration, damage to tissue, asymmetry or paralysis.
Not all of those affected have a functional impairment associated with the disfigurement, although the psychological and social impact of disfigurement can be profound and long-lasting.
Disfigurement can affect any person. Burn injuries are not the only cause; in fact, disfigurement can happen at birth, at school, in the workplace or because of disease, surgery or a car accident.
It is important to remember that the severity of disfigurement and permanent scarring does not always correlate with the amount of psychological distress caused; this is subjective and burn injury compensation settlements should be calculated accordingly.
Some important facts on disfigurement
UK disfigurement charity Changing Faces commissioned a landmark survey to establish "a more accurate and sophisticated estimate of the incidence and prevalence of significant disfigurement". It reached a number of important conclusions. They included the following:
- 542,000 people in the UK have a significant disfigurement to the face
- 1,345,000 people have significant disfigurement to their face and body
- 66,000 have disfigurements from accidents such as burn injuries
- 415,500 people are expected to acquire a significant facial disfigurement in the period of a year, with burn injuries a common cause
Seth Lovis & Co personal injury solicitors
If you have sustained a burn injury in the workplace or in some other setting for which another party might be liable, talk to Seth Lovis & Co personal injury solicitors in London today about securing the compensation you deserve.
The psychological impact of disfigurement and permanent scarring can be profound and long lasting. As well as helping you in the quest for the best possible physical treatment required, we can also help ensure the psychological treatment that is right for your individual needs.
To speak to us today about our service and our funding options, which include no-win, no fee, call 0808 252 0678 today.