There are a wide variety of injuries that you could sustain from a car accident or work incident. In general, injuries are considered minor or catastrophic, with other types of injuries found in between. Catastrophic injuries are considered extremely severe injuries that result in long-term harm to your physical health. Scarring and disfigurement can be considered permanent catastrophic injuries.
How Can I Get a Scarring or Disfiguring Injury?
For some accident victims, a scar or form of disfigurement can affect their ability to enjoy the rest of their lives and hold a successful job. Scarring and disfigurement injuries can result from:
- Severe burns and lacerations: Second or third degree burns on your face, neck, or body can result in permanent scarring that could even affect your ability to sit, walk, or perform daily tasks. If the burns resulted in face or body disfigurement, you could lose your job or not be able to get hired for a new one.
- Broken bones: Badly broken bones can sometimes result in extensive surgeries, which will leave large scars on your arms and legs. Not only will the scarring affect your life and daily life tasks, but the recovery from the initial surgery will also add to the overall physical therapy you will need over a long period of time.
- Exposure to harmful chemicals, liquids, or gases: If you are not wearing the appropriate safety gear, you could be severely injured from an exposure to chemicals or vapors at your workplace. These injuries could lead to horrible scarring and disfigurement on your face and neck that will take a while to heal.
If you have suffered a scarring or disfiguring injury, our personal injury attorneys at Galloway Jefcoat LLP can act fast in representing you in your personal injury lawsuit filed against another party. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.