Skin Injury or Condition

Compensation Amounts

Several lacerations

£5,973 - £17,875

Dermatitis, both hands

£10,780 - £15,070

Skin conditions and injuries can have a significant impact on your life. As well as the physical pain and suffering, there may be visible scarring that can make you feel self-conscious and anxious.

Although the road to recovery may be long, making a claim can help ease stresses and strains, and make sure you’re able to focus on rebuilding your life after your injury. Compensation can help to considerably improve your quality of life by giving you access to treatment for your skin condition and help to address any psychological harm caused by the injury.

If you were left injured or have developed a condition that was due to the negligence of someone else, you will be eligible to make a claim.

The figures in this compensation calculator are calculated from averages of our previous cases and an understanding of relevant case law, and are to be used as estimates only. Your ultimate compensation amount will differ depending on the circumstances and severity of your injury, as well as any financial losses you may have, such as time spent off work and care and assistance provided, which may make your overall compensation award significantly higher.

To speak to the experts here at JMW and make a claim with us, call 0800 054 6570 or fill in our online enquiry form.

Types of Skin Injuries and Conditions

There are many ways in which your skin can become damaged in accidents that have happened as a result of someone else’s negligence. We have helped former clients claim for a range of injuries and conditions, such as:

  • Dermatitis
  • Burns and scalds
  • Scars and lacerations
  • Damage caused by laser hair removal


This is a common skin condition, and we have a number of years experience dealing with individuals who’ve suffered with the condition due to someone else’s negligence. Symptoms can be diverse and may have a long lasting effect on victims, ranging from rashes, itching and cracked skin, to psychological problems such as depression and anxiety. There are many types of dermatitis, each with their own causes - we have outlined these below:

  • Atopic - the most common form of dermatitis, caused by abnormal function in the body’s immune system. The symptoms of itchy and inflamed skin can worsen around triggers, including soaps and detergents, cold and dry weather, certain materials and foods
  • Contact - caused by exposure to an allergen or irritant, such as chemicals or dust in a workplace. It causes the skin to become red and itchy and may have a burning sensation
  • Allergic contact - caused by a substance that forces a reaction in your body. It has similar symptoms to contact dermatitis but can cause weeping around the area of interaction
  • Neuro - caused if you repeatedly scratch and pick off skin, which leaves scabs and scars
  • Nummular - it is not known what causes nummular dermatitis (also known as discoid), but it occurs most frequently in elderly men and those with a history of eczema, asthma or other allergies
  • Seborrhoeic - this affects the face and scalp, causing yellow, oily and scaly patches to appear on the skin. There is no known cause, however stress, uncleanliness and the weather can increase the risk of development

You can make a compensation claim if your dermatitis was caused by the negligence of another person. Perhaps it originated from exposure to dust or chemicals in your workplace, or was a result of a hairdresser’s failure to provide a patch test before using a solution on your hair. However you’ve suffered skin damage, as long as it was somebody else’s fault then you are eligible to make a claim.

Burns and scalds

Burns and scalds are another skin condition we deal with regularly, working with individuals who have suffered with the damage this has inflicted on skin as the result of a range of accidents, leading to different levels of injury. If someone else’s negligence was to blame – whether that was down to a botched beauty treatment, a lack of protective equipment being provided to someone working with corrosive chemicals, or an unsafe kitchen environment that requires work with ovens and hobs – we can help.

The effects of burns and scalding injuries are diverse and can be long-lasting, both physically and psychologically. Making a compensation claim will allow you to address the financial ramifications your injury has had on you, as well as seeking recompense for your pain and suffering, ensuring you are able to focus on your recovery.

How Compensation Can Help You

A compensation award is intended to put you back in the position you were in before your injury. This means that a claim takes into account a number of factors that are brought together to make your final settlement. It includes the pain and suffering caused by your injury or illness, as well as any financial outlays you may have made as a result of the accident, such as:

  • Access to immediate medical treatment
  • Any lost, or potential loss of earnings
  • Ongoing care provided by friends or loved ones

Further Reading

To find out more about making a compensation claim, click here.

Talk to Us

For a clearer idea of the amount of compensation to which you are entitled, or to start a claim with JMW, contact our solicitors today by calling 0800 054 6570. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form and someone will be in touch with you shortly.

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