Compensation is awarded based on the symptoms of your injury, and not the type of injury suffered. This means the values given are only estimates and should not be used as a reference for how much compensation you should expect to receive for your case.

Whilst we do make an effort to keep the information on this website as accurate and up-to-date as possible, you should only treat this information as a guideline. We do not accept liability for any inaccurate or out-of-date information contained on this website at any given time.

A list of the most common skin damage and their claim worth can be found below.

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Dermatitis (£1,300 ~ £14,600)

You could be awarded between £1,300 and £14,600 as compensation for suffering dermatitis caused by a product or accident.

Dermatitis is an eczema reaction on the skin following contact with certain substances. This reaction is identified by the skin becoming red, spotty, inflamed, blistered and/or dry. The two main causes of dermatitis are irritants and allergens. Irritants will cause direct damage to the outer layer of your skin. Allergens are substances that cause a skin reaction from your immune system. Examples of substances that can cause dermatitis include soaps, detergents, shampoo, hair dye, acids, alkalis, cement, chlorinated water, disinfectants, oils and more.

Lacerations and scarring (£1,800 ~ £17,200)

You could be awarded between £1,800 and £17,200 as compensation for suffering a laceration scar in an accident.

A scar is the mark left behind on the skin after your wound or cut injury has healed. It is a cosmetic defect on the body that can cause psychological issues to develop. A noticeable disfiguring scar can cause people to have anxiety issues; it can lower self-esteem and even have a profound negative effect on certain careers such as modelling or working in public. Scars can be formed from deep cuts during the accident or during surgery when lacerations need to be made by the surgeon.

For scarring to the face, you can find more information on Face Injury Claim Worth.

Burns, scalds and scarring (£1,300 ~ £79,700)

You could be awarded between £1,300 and £79,700 as compensation for suffering scars from burns and scalds in an accident.

There are many types of burns including heat burns, cold burns, electrical burns, chemical burns, radiation burns, friction burns and scalding. All types of burns are incredibly painful and can cause disfiguring scarring and cosmetic deformity. Your skin injury compensation is determined by the amount of treatment required; the extent of the scarring; your age; the effect that your scarring has on your social, domestic and work life; and whether anxiety or other psychological disorders has developed from the burn accident.

Find out how we can help if you have suffered a burn injury accident.

Can’t find your injury?

Don’t worry if you cannot find your injury or condition. You can still claim even if your injury is not listed as there are too many injuries to cover. If your doctor has diagnosed that you are suffering from an injury or condition, and you think it could be the result of a recent accident or incident, then bring your claim to us and we can help you look into it.

Claiming compensation for a skin injury

Have you suffered a skin injury that wasn’t your fault? If yes, then call us today for expert advice in your free initial consultation. We are personal injury specialists and deal with skin injury claims regularly. We can genuinely offer you the most relevant injury advice for your claim.

If we can help you, then we will support and guide you from your very first call till the end of your claim. We can provide you with the resources to fight your claim. We can support you with your recovery, treatment and more. Unless stated otherwise, all of our claims are no win no fee.

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