Acid Attacks Compensation
Unfortunately, acid attacks still occur in the UK. They are normally deliberate and planned attacks against a particular person. These assaults can be life threatening and cause long-term or permanent cosmetic damage. They can also be extremely painful and lead to serious psychological conditions. Anxiety and depression are common conditions developing from any kind of acid attack in the UK. If you’ve been the victim of any assault using acid, or other harmful chemicals, get in touch with our team today.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide a complete range of no-win, no-fee legal services to help you. Our experienced team can help you to get the compensation that you are entitled to. It is extremely important that the person responsible for your injuries is brought to justice. As such, a personal injury claim is absolutely essential. Whether you’re left unable to work or require cosmetic surgery, our team are here for you.
Over the years, our experienced team has delivered a complete range of no-win, no-fee personal injury claims. We have helped people from all walks of life to get the compensation they are entitled to. No matter what your circumstance are, or how serious injuries, we will do everything we can to get you the compensation you deserve. Chemical assaults can leave you with permanent damage and chronic pain. As such, you need to get in touch our experienced team today.
What are Acid Attacks?
An acid attack is any kind of assault which involves the use of a harmful or toxic chemical. They are extremely serious assaults which can cause long-term injury. They can also be life threatening. The severity of the injuries will depend on the type of chemical used in the attack. It can also depend on where the acid impacts your body and the amount of the harmful chemical used.
Chemical assaults are, unfortunately, extremely common and cause a range of serious health conditions. The effects of the acidic substance on the body are immediate and permanent and will inevitably cause long-term psychological and social problems. In the worst cases, an acid attack can leave the victim permanently deaf or blind. It is also possible that they can lead to serious breathing difficult and make the injured person unable to eat or drink.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can help you to get the compensation that you need to move on with your life following an acid attack. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts are committed to helping you get the maximum amount of compensation possible. We can work with you to make successful personal injury claims in the UK and bring the person responsible for your injuries to justice.
Common Questions About Acid Attacks Compensation and Personal Injury in the UK:
How Much Compensation Could I Get for Acid Attacks Personal Injury Claims in the UK?
The amount of compensation that you will receive following any acid attacks will depend on the severity of your injuries. The more severe and long-term your injuries, the more compensation you will be entitled to. You will be able to claim for the pain and suffering you’ve been forced to undergo, in addition to loss of wages and potential wages. You can claim for any long-term or permanent health conditions you’ve been left with following the assault.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we will do everything we can to get you the compensation you are entitled to. Our experienced team has worked for more than 10 years to help all kinds of injured parties to get the money they need to move on with their lives.
Compensation Amounts for Acid Attacks in the UK
|Type of Acid Attacks Injury||Description||Amount of Compensation|
|Minor to Serious Body Scarring (Male and Female)||This is where the acidic substance has caused damage to your body. This can involve anything from minor scarring to very severe body scarring which is visible from a great distance away. This will be mainly cosmetic damage but can have some irritation or minor pain.||£1,800 to £17,525.|
|Minor to Serious Facial Scarring (Male)||If any chemical assault has caused permanent damage to your face. This could include anything from minor scarring (only noticeable on close inspection) to severe scarring which is visible from a great distance.||£1,300 to £50,000|
|Minor to Serios Facial Scarring (Female)||If you’ve suffered an acid attack which has caused you to suffer minor to serious facial scarring. This can range from minor scars which are only visible on close inspect to severe scarring (cosmetic injuries which are visible from a significant distance).||£1,300 to £74,000.|
|Minor to Serious Psychological Damage (Male and Female)||If the injuries you’ve sustained as a result of the assault have caused you any kind of psychological condition. This can include anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns. Psychological damage can be a serious problem to all kinds of people. In many cases, it can make you nervous at all times, stop your from being able to work, social and even prevent you from leaving the house. This can also include minor to severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).||£1,170 to £88,000.|
|Pain and Suffering||The injuries that you’ve suffered can be extremely painful and lead to long-term suffering. If you’ve been left with long-term pain or serious physical problems, you’ll be able to claim for them.||£1,000 to £200,000.|
Why Do Acid Attacks Happen in the UK?
There are many reasons why chemical assaults occur in the UK. They are rarely random but are instead an easy way of causing incredible pain to another person. They can leave a person permanently damaged. Hazardous chemicals are also easy to obtain.
Who Commits Acid Attacks?
Acid attacks can be committed by anyone. They are normally committed against a specific target, by someone they already know. Chemical assaults are also used by thieves to quickly disable their target, allowing them to steal and escape extremely quickly.
What Kinds of Chemicals are Used in Acid Attacks?
Harmful chemicals are used in acid attacks. Unfortunately, these substances are widely available. Some of the most common chemicals used include:
- Sulphuric Acid.
- Nitric Acid.
- Hydrochloric Acid.
Other chemicals are already found in the household, such as:
- Strong/Industrial Cleaning Products.
Are Acid Attacks Common in the UK?
UK chemical attacks are becoming more common. In London alone, there were more than 450 chemical last year. The UK has one of the highest rates of acid assaults in the world, with an average of two a day being recorded.
Why are UK Acid Attacks on the Rise?
Acid attacks are on the rise because they are so easy. It is easy to buy harmful chemicals online or from many supermarkets/high-street stores. Performing an assault with acid is extremely quick and easy, allowing the perpetrator to flee the scene.
What are the After-Effects of an Acid Attack?
An acid attack can cause long-term, permanent damage to the victim. Some of the most serious after-effects include:
- Permanent Cosmetic Damage.
- Potential Blindness and Deafness.
- Breathing Difficulties.
- Inability to Eat or Drink.
- Permanent Scarring.
- Psychological Issues, including Depression/Anxiety.
- Permanent Social Implications.
How Will an Acid Attack be Treated?
Chemical assaults are extremely difficult to treat. The substance will be quickly washed away as soon as possible, and certain creams can be applied to limit the damage caused. Painkillers are also used to attempt to lessen suffering. Cosmetic Surgery is common.
Will Acid Attacks Cause Permanent Cosmetic Damage?
An acid attack will usually lead to permanent cosmetic damage. As such, cosmetic surgery is extremely important. It can be used to repair some damage, but it is unlikely that it will completely restore the victim’s appearance.
How Can I Prevent an Acid Attack?
It is extremely difficult to prevent chemical assaults, and this is a question the UK government is currently grappling with. Currently, these attacks cannot be prevented, but they can be limited. By carrying a bottle around, you can wash the acid away.
Am I Eligible to Make an Acid Attacks Compensation Claim?
If you’ve suffered any kind of chemical assault, get in touch with our team today. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide a complete range of no-win, no-fee legal services to help you get the compensation you deserve. Whether you were the victim of a random attack or were assaulted by someone that you know, get in touch with our team today.
The experienced team at Tylers can get you the compensation that you are entitled to. Whether you’ve suffered minor or significant scarring, you could be entitled to compensation. You could use the money to pay for cosmetic surgery or, if the assault has left you unable to work, you could receive enough to keep you comfortable for years to come.
Our team of legal experts can offer a wide range of no-win, no-fee legal services across the UK. If you’ve suffered an acid attack in London, Manchester or elsewhere in the country, get in touch with our team today.
More Information on Acid Attacks in the UK:
- NHS Choices: Acid and Chemical Burns
- Acid Survivors’ Trust International
- NHS England: New Help for ‘Acid Attack’ Victims
Choose Tylers Solicitors for Professional Acid Attacks Compensation in the UK
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide a complete range of personal injury claims following any kind of acid attack in the UK. Our no-win, no-fee legal team can help you to claim for the compensation you need to move on with your life. The money you receive will not turn back the clock, but it can be essential in helping you to move on.
Whether you’ve suffered an acid attack leaving you with serious scarring or you witnessed an attack leaving you with psychological conditions, get in touch with our team today. We can help you to make a compensation claim against the person/people responsible for your injuries. The injuries you’ve sustained following a chemical assault can be permanent. As such, getting the compensation you are entitled to is absolutely essential.
For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team today. You can reach our no-win, no-fee personal injury specialists by calling us directly on 0800 699 079. You can also take advantage of our online contact form. Just leave your contact information, in addition to any questions or concerns you might have, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.