Disfigurement & Scarring Injury Lawyer
Wounds and gashes can often take a long time to repair, depending on their severity. It is difficult to determine how these lacerations will heal without the time and proper care. This is why disfigurement and scarring injuries are unique to other complications that can happen from accidents, as their effects are less immediate and present themselves over time. The final appearance of these abrasions is permanent, and acts as a constant reminder of what happened, forcing victims to carry the trauma and emotional duress experienced on the day of the accident and every day to come.
Internal injuries, while difficult to see, can heal over time and allow the appearance of a near normal life. Scars on any part of the body can be difficult to look at, cause pain, and result in similar emotional effects as any other kind of traumatic injury. At Bergeron Clifford, we work to understand the unique circumstances that your disfigurement has on your life, building a case that will ensure you receive fair compensation for the struggles you have had to deal with.
The Challenges of Living with a Disfigurement Injury
The final step in tissue repair is scarring. This natural process can sometimes result in a raised area that is unpleasant to look at, or difficult to live with because of constant pain. You might struggle from lost wages or costs for cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries in hopes you can regain some semblance of a normal appearance.
A healed scar can still have ongoing issues, including itchiness and redness. It could be raised and sensitive to touch or temperatures, or even prone to infection, which might further disfigure the skin. You might have trouble sleeping with that area pressed against a pillow or blanket, leading to further discomfort.
Scars, as a result of disfigurement, are known to cause repercussive emotional effects. If it is in an area not easily covered up, you could feel withdrawn from wanting to go out and enjoy life, creating a constant feeling of depression or anxiety around the look of your disfigurement. For those with PTSD, the scarred area may act as a constant reminder for the accident, making you feel frustrated, angry, or constantly unsettled.
Hiring a Disfigurement Injury Lawyer
Your life can feel permanently altered by disfigurement or scar that tarnishes your appearance. It might feel like there is no hope of rectifying a situation that was likely the result of carelessness or an injury caused by others, and now you are forced to live with the ramifications.
At Bergeron Clifford, we work to understand the extent this damage has had on your life, both physically and emotionally. We believe that a settlement for your pain and suffering is possible. We will take into account the costs for cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries, as well as any other factors relevant to each case. If you need help or are seeking advice from a disfigurement injury lawyer, please contact us.
Contact Bergeron | Clifford LLP
Your scar, burn or laceration may be more than just a reminder of your injury. Contact us at 866-384-5886 or fill out our online form to learn more about disfigurement claims. We serve clients in Kingston, Ottawa, Whitby, Carleton Place, Perth and throughout Eastern Ontario.
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