How much is a minor scar worth?

Advised on quantum and then settled a personal injury matter at £2,500 (I assessed at 1700 to 2000 in trial conditions).  More than even I thought my client might get in court.  In any case, it shows that minor (1 cm x 0.5 cm) long lasting scars ought not to be undervalued – this case uniquely was made up of a tiny scar as the main head of injury.  It is simply not prudent to accept an offer from a 3rd party insurer without an independent legal assessment of the value of your injury – this can cost as little as £150.

Taj Uddin, Barrister
Guildhall Chambers Portsmouth
Practising in London and the South (Salisbury to Brighton, Oxford to IoW)

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