Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading firms of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors – and can advise on how to make a no win no fee compensation claim for lacerations and scarring if the injury occurred as a result of someone else’s negligence.
Lacerations and scarring which result from work-related injury caused by employer negligence – or as a result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, or surgical error – are eligible for lacerations and scarring compensation claims.
The main risks associated with lacerations include:
Deep lacerations are usually stitched, sutured or even glued together to prevent infection and help damaged tissues heal.
Laceration wounds must be thoroughly cleaned before any treatment – and kept clean and dry while healing.
Getting the right medical diagnosis and treatment in time can be crucial to preventing infection, so if avoidable delays occur in diagnosis or treatment leading to infection in the wound and/or severe scarring, a claim for medial negligence could be made.
Scarring from lacerations is common – and permanent scars may result in psychological damage if they are pronounced or disfiguring scars or the victim relies on their appearance to earn a living.
Lacerations and scarring from Criminal Injuries such as assault involving a knife or a sword attack can be especially distressing, particularly if facial disfigurement results.
Scarring can be repaired with a surgical procedure known as scar revision or scar removal surgery – this may involve surgically excising the original scar and re-stitching the wound site to leave a finer scar.
Lacerations and scarring as a result of another party’s negligence can be made for:
Work injuries resulting in lacerations and scarring should be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – an employer can complete a RIDDOR form online.
Any laceration injuries which result in an employee being off work or unable to perform their normal duties for seven consecutive days or more should be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) within 15 days.
Claims for Lacerations and Scarring Compensation include:
If you sustained lacerations and scarring as a result of a work accident or injury, it is your employer’s insurer who will pay compensation – or the insurer of the party which caused the injury, such as a motorist who caused a road traffic accident which resulted in lacerations and scarring.
Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.
Most compensation claims for lacerations and scarring are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.
But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in personal injury cases, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.
Compensation paid to minors for lacerations and scarring claims has to be approved at an Infant Settlement Hearing at the local County Court – the child and their “Litigation Friend” (usually a parent or guardian) have to attend this hearing.
Why Duncan Lewis is the best solicitor for Lacerations and Scarring Compensation Claims
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in personal injury and serious injury claims.
Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a compensation claim for lacerations and scarring by calling 020 7923 4020.