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What kind of accidents cause scarring and disfigurement?

What kind of accidents cause scarring and disfigurement?

What kind of accidents cause scarring and disfigurement?

We have represented hundreds of claimants who have unfortunately suffered from permanent scarring or disfigurement as a result of an accident that was not their fault. 

The accidents that have a high probability of causing disfigurement to the face and body include the following:

  • burns caused by electrocution or flammable substances
  • sports injuries such as fractures, lacerations and blunt force trauma
  • violent assaults such as stabbings and acid attacks
  • serious road traffic accidents
  • incidents involving building site equipment or factory machinery
  • incidents involving explosions of tanks and boilers

Types of scarring

Scarring is a part of the body’s healing process when damage has taken place to the skin. The following different types of scarring can occur:

Hypertrophic scars

These do not tend to extend beyond the site of the original wound.

Keloid scars

This is when the scar continues to grow after the wound has healed.

Fine line scars

These are common and usually leave a raised line that will gradually fade over time.

Contracture scars

These are usually caused by burn injuries.

Symptoms of facial disfigurement scarring

Such injuries can lead to the following symptoms:

  • flashbacks and nightmares
  • sleep problems
  • chronic pain
  • depression and anxiety

Psychological symptoms

We understand that suffering a permanent scar injury to the face or body can have a huge impact. We will be able to assist you in obtaining compensation to reflect your psychological symptoms as well as your physical symptoms.

Why choose Edwards Duthie Shamash

We have extensive experience in handling such cases and have recovered thousands of pounds in compensation for claimants who have suffered scarring and disfigurement. 

We handle cases on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Time limits

You have three years from the date of the negligence in which to commence court proceedings. 

Contact Edwards Duthie Shamash by calling 020 8514 9035 or email bw@edslaw.co.uk to speak with one of our scarring and disfigurement negligence experts.

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