severity of injury effect of injured person est. compensation
Very severe scarring Serious disfigurement of the face and severe psychological reaction Men £19,500 – £43,000
Women £31,750 – £64,000
Less severe scarring Substantial disfigurement and significant psychological reaction Men £11,800 – £19,750
Women £20,000 – £31,750
Significant scarring Some lasting cosmetic disfigurement and minor psychological effects Men £6,000 – £11,800
Women £11,800 – £19,750
Less significant scarring Minor scarring which can be camouflaged and no psychological reaction Men £2,600 – £6,000
Women £2,600 – £9,000
Trivial scarring Very minor scarring Men £1,125 – £2,300
Women £1,125 – £2,300

The level of compensation awarded will depend on

The level of compensation awarded to individuals for injuries resulting in facial disfigurement/scarring will depend on a number of factors, including their sex.