Disfiguring wounds are some of the worst that people have to deal with. While they may not be the most painful, they can be extremely traumatizing. Some may be disabling, especially if the eyes, nose, ears or mouth are impacted.
Those with serious disfiguring injuries may have to deal with not only the pain and dysfunction of the injury but also the emotional and mental trauma and stress of having an unusual or different appearance.
Coping with disfigurement
Simply coping with disfigurement is not that easy, but it is possible to file a lawsuit or claim against a driver or other party who caused these injuries. Some of the compensation that you may be able to seek could include:
- Compensation for lost wages
- Money for your pain and suffering
- Financial support for medical care and surgeries, such as reconstructive surgery to correct damage to the face
- Support for in-home health care
- Money to cover the cost of therapy or psychological support
- Compensation to help adapt the home to make it easier to live with a new disability
From scars to missing body parts, the causes of disfigurement may vary significantly. It’s important for victims to know that there are options to treat these conditions, such as reconstructive surgery, prosthetics and other options, which can help them feel more like themselves again.
You deserve support if your life has changed because of another person’s recklessness
It is not uncommon for someone to feel badly about themselves after suffering a disfiguring injury. It’s common to have a negative self-image, social anxiety and fear, particularly when disfigurement involves the face.
You aren’t alone in dealing with this problem. It’s possible to seek compensation that can help you get the care you need and support necessary to live with this new challenge.
If you are involved in an accident or are a victim of medical errors and now have disfiguring injuries, you may have the option to seek compensation. A personal injury claim may give you the opportunity to get compensated, so you can focus on your recovery and doing what you need to do to feel comfortable and live your life normally again.