If you have been hurt in a car accident, an accident at work, or by a defective product, you know that there are some injuries that may never fully heal. Burns, lacerations, and surgery can all cause painful and disfiguring scars that last for the rest of a victim’s life. When this happens, victims are entitled to compensation for the physical and emotional costs of someone else’s negligence.
Different Types of Scars and How They Affect Your Future
While scarring can have an irreversible effect on a victim’s body and mental state, not all scars will qualify for additional damages in an injury claim. The most common forms of severe scarring include:
- Scar contracture. Scars that cause a contraction of the skin may make it difficult or impossible for you to perform certain movements. These scars can cause daily pain and limited physical activities, greatly affecting quality of life.
- Keloid scars. Keloids are raised scars that are often discolored, painful, and more noticeable than typical scars. Keloids on exposed areas of the skin (such as the hands, arms, and legs) may cause social anxiety, isolation, or even psychological trauma.
- Aesthetic scars. Even if your scarring is not pronounced and does not cause mobility problems, it may permanently alter your appearance. A scar on the face can result in an inability to grow hair or eyebrows, cause changes in skin texture, or affect facial symmetry. People with facial scars may find it difficult to interact with others, suffer low self-confidence, or even have difficulty finding employment. If your career depends heavily on your aesthetic qualities, these scars could lead to a significant loss of future earnings.
There is only a short period of time to bring an injury claim, so you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. Our Glasgow injury attorneys work to get you all that you are entitled to after someone else’s negligence causes your suffering. Call Conway Accident Law Practice today or fill out our enquiry form to begin your no-obligation chat with a member of our legal team.