Can I claim for facial scarring from falling? I recently suffered extensive facial scarring from a fall at work. Although I have since had my stiches removed and returned to work I feel as though I am entitled to be compensated for my injuries. Am I eligible to claim for compensation?
Your eligibility to claim for facial scarring from falling depends on who was at fault for the injury. Without knowing more about the circumstances in which you fell or your occupation it is difficult to assess whether you qualify for compensation.
If you feel that your employer or another colleague was at fault for your injuries, it may be possible to pursue a settlement. Your employer may be at fault for your injuries if you were working in unsafe conditions, if had not received the proper training for the job which you were undertaking when you fell or if you had not been provided with the suitable equipment for carrying out the task.
On the other hand it is possible that you were at fault for your own injury or that you partly contributed. Although you are not entitled to claim compensation if you were at fault for your own injury, you may still be able to claim for facial scarring from falling if you were only partly at fault for your injury.
It is difficult to assess whether or not you are entitled to compensation without knowing more about the circumstances which led to the injury. A qualified injury claims solicitor will be able to tell you if you are eligible to claim compensation, and may even be able to give you an estimate of how much you could be entitled to. It can often cost nothing to find out. Many injury claims solicitors in the Ireland now offer a free initial consultation to potential claimants.
Whatever the nature or circumstances of your claim, it is always best to speak with an experienced injury claims solicitor before proceeding with a claim for facial scarring from falling.