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Facial disfigurement

Facial disfigurement - living with eye injuries and maxillofacial injuries

Facial disfigurement is a lot more common than many people realise. In fact, more than half a million people in the UK live with some form of facial disfigurement. That’s one in just 111.

According to research by Changing Faces, some 542,000 people in the UK are living with serious significant disfigurement to their face.

Of this number, around 66,000 live with disfigurements caused by accidents, such as burns and facial scars. Many of these people were affected by accidents which were not their fault and they are entitled to compensation, because while many of these individuals suffer no associated functional impairments, their disfigurement can have a disabling effect on their lives due to the negative attitudes and perceptions of other people, in addition to their own anxiety, depression or low self esteem.

We understand how harrowing an accident which causes a burn or facial disfigurement can be, because we work with the victims of this trauma, and their families, every day. We fight for compensation on their behalf, but we also work hard to ensure that they have all of the information they need to cope with their situation.

Here, we will provide more information on the most common kinds of facial disfigurement, including eye injuries and maxillofacial injuries. Read on to find out more, and call Moore Blatch Solicitors today to find out if you have grounds to make a facial disfigurement claim and win the serious injury compensation you deserve.

Coping with visible difference

From childhood, we are taught to stigmatize differences in appearance from the Ugly Stepsisters and Wicked Witches of Fairy Tales to the horror stories of celebrities looking less than their best in glossy magazines.

Because of these attitudes to visible difference, many people affected by a facial burn, scar or maxillofacial injury become isolated or completely withdraw from the outside world altogether.

Countless studies have been produced on coping with visible difference and this can be achieved through counselling and individual psychological recovery, but also with a powerful support structure around the patient, including their friends and families.

At Moore Blatch Solicitors, our aim is to provide compassion, advice and the means to cover all necessary medical and rehabilitation expenses by fighting for compensation on your behalf.