Scarring Claims

If you’ve been left with scarring after an incident that wasn’t your fault, you could have grounds to make a scarring claim.


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Can I get compensation for scarring?

If you’ve been left with scarring due to someone else’s negligence, you may have grounds to make a claim.

We could help you if you’ve developed scarring after suffering:

This isn’t an exhaustive list, though. If you think you could have a claim, get in touch with our advisors for a free initial consultation. We’ll speak to you about what happened and let you know if you have a strong case.

Why should I make a scarring claim?

Although scarring is the physical result of cuts, lacerations and burns, they can also have a psychological impact. Some people suffer a loss in self-esteem that can impact on the way they live their life. For example, choosing to wear clothes that cover the scars or limiting the places they go to.

If you’ve been involved in an accident or suffered medical negligence, you may also have had to take time off work to recover. This can bring an additional layer of financial stress, and you could find yourself worrying about immediate expenses like household bills.

Making a claim won’t reverse what happened but it could help you to address any money worries you have. It could also bring a sense of closure as the individual or organisation responsible for causing your scars is held to account.

How can First4Lawyers help?

We work with experienced solicitors who will work on your behalf to gather evidence and get the best possible outcome for your case.

If you suffered unnecessary scarring after an NHS procedure, our solicitors could also help you to submit a formal complaint. This could lead to changes being made that prevent the same thing from happening to anyone else.

For these types of claims, we work on a No Win No Fee basis. So you won’t need to worry about paying us anything upfront and there will be no fees to cover if your case is unsuccessful.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

Scarring claim FAQs

Is there a time limit for making a scarring claim?

You’ll usually have three years to make a scarring claim. This will either be three years from the date you were injured or from when the scarring first became apparent.

There are some exceptions to this rule, though. For example, if you’re claiming on behalf of a child, you’ll have until their 18th birthday to make a claim. If you don’t bring a claim during this time, they will have until they are 21 to take legal action themselves.

But whatever your situation, we would always suggest seeking legal advice sooner rather than later. This will help you to work out where you stand, so you can make an informed decision about your next steps.

How much compensation could I get for scarring?

Your situation will be unique to you, which makes it difficult to predict exactly how much compensation you could be entitled to. But if your claim is successful, your compensation will most likely be split into general and special damages.

General damages will consider the pain and suffering you’ve endured as a result of someone else’s negligence. This could include the emotional impact of the scarring you’ve developed or the physical pain of your injuries.

For a rough idea of how much your claim could be worth in general damages, try our free compensation calculator.

Special damages are slightly different as they will consider the financial losses associated with your claim. This could be a loss in earnings if you’ve had to take time off work, or the cost of further medical treatment.

I think I have a scarring claim – what should I do?

If you’ve suffered scarring due to an incident that wasn’t your fault, we could help you to bring a claim.

Our friendly advisors are here to discuss your situation with you and answer any questions you may have about the claims process. After this, if we think you have a strong case, we’ll ask if you’d like to be put in touch with one of our dedicated solicitors.

There will be no pressure to go forward at this point and you will always have the option to call us back if you need time to think.

To find out more about how we could help you, give us a call on the number at the top of the screen or request a callback. We also have a quick and easy online claims form if you’d prefer to contact us this way.

However you get in touch, we’re here to support you.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

Whether you want to make an accident and injury claim, or need a solicitor for personal or business law matters - our friendly team are here to help, 24/7.

Free initial consultation

Our fully trained legal advisors are happy to offer initial guidance and advice for free

No Win No Fee*

No Win No Fee solicitors - you don't pay a penny up front when making a claim

No pressure

We offer advice with no obligation.  We never cold-call or apply pressure to our customers


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