Scar Injury Compensation Claims
This page provides information about making scar injury compensation claims when you have developed a scar from an injury sustained in an accident for which you were not wholly to blame. Because there are a large number of scenarios in which accidents can occur – and a wide variety of injuries that can develop into a scar – it is recommended that, after reading this article, you speak directly with an experienced solicitor to discuss the circumstances of your injury and establish that you have a claim for scar injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.
Negligence and Scar Injury Compensation Claims
Although your medical records will show that you have sustained an injury which has developed into a scar, in order to make scar injury claims for compensation it has to be proven that somebody else was responsible – by their negligent actions or lack of action – for the accident in which your scar was acquired. That person (or party) could be a negligent employer, a careless road user or a shop keeper who fails to maintain a safe environment for his customers. Provided that the negligent party failed in their responsibility towards your health and safety, and you suffered an injury which resulted in a scar as a result, you will be eligible to claim scar injury compensation.
Some people believe that if they were partly responsible for an accident in which they sustained a scar injury, they will not be able to claim for scar injury compensation. But, for example, if you declined to undergo an allergy test at a beauty salon, and then had treatment which burned your face and left a scar, you may still be entitled to scar injury compensation because the beauty salon should not have proceeded with the beauty treatment – only how much compensation for a scar injury you received would be reduced to reflect your own lack of care.
Scar Injury Compensation Claims and the Injuries Board
Irrespective of how straightforward or complicated your claim for scar injury compensation is, you should always submit an application for assessment to the Injuries Board Ireland. A significant number of scar injury claims will be settled by negotiation long before the Injuries Board Ireland assesses your claim but, if the person responsible for your scar injury denies their liability or their insurance company disputes how much compensation for a scar injury you are claiming, you have to get an Authorisation from the Injuries Board Ireland before you can pursue your claim for scar injury compensation in court.
The assessment forms for the Injuries Board Ireland (either online or the hard copy) are easy to complete if you have sustained a minor scar which has made no difference to your quality of life, is barely visible and needs no further medical attention. Unfortunately, many scar injuries are far more serious and, as the assessment form to the Injuries Board Ireland provides minimal opportunity to explain the full consequences of your accident and scar, it makes sense to have the form submitted on your behalf by a solicitor who has experience in completing and submitting assessment forms to the Injuries Board in Ireland.
Scar Injury Compensation Settlements
Scar injury compensation claims are settled in one of four different ways – by the claimant accepting an offer of scar injury compensation directly from the negligent party´s insurance company, by assessment from the Injuries Board Ireland, by negotiation between your solicitor and the negligent party´s insurance company and by court action.
Offers of compensation can leave you undercompensated if the scar injury compensation you accept is inadequate for to pay for scar revision treatment or support your family if you are too embarrassed to work. Similarly, if you submit your application to the Injuries Board Ireland without the assistance of an experienced solicitor, you are likely to be unaware of whether their assessment constitutes a fair and accurate settlement of your scar injury compensation claim.
By using the services of an experienced solicitor, you will be able to ensure that you are receiving the maximum possible scar injury compensation settlement based on the nature and severity of your scar, the consequences that the scar has made to your quality of life and all the out-of-pocket expenses that you are entitled to receive. Even if your scar injury compensation claim has to be resolved in court, there will be a legal professional with the experience of handling such events to take care of the procedures that need to be completed in order for you to get a fair settlement of scar injury compensation while you come to terms with your injury.
Free Legal Advice about Scar Injury Compensation Claims
If you have developed a scar following an accident for which you were not wholly to blame, you are invited to call our Solicitors Advisory Panel and discuss your claim for scar injury compensation directly with an experienced solicitor. All calls to our Solicitors Advisory Panel are free of charge and our solicitors will help determine whether you have a scar injury compensation claim which is worth your while to pursue; after which you will be under no obligation to claim compensation for a scar injury using our service. Our service is available to everybody with an interest in making scar injury claims for compensation – no matter what stage you have reached in the claims process.