After an accident, it is understandable that you want to forget what happened as soon as possible. It was a devastating time in your life, but you want to move forward and not be limited or defined by your accident.
Unfortunately, when your injuries cause permanent disfigurement or disability, you are forced to remember your accident on a daily basis. This is hard to accept—even for the strongest of people.
Coping With a Disfiguring Injury
Amputations and burns are the two most common and most serious types of disfiguring injuries. These kinds of injuries force victims to adjust their lives to accommodate the permanent changes they are facing. Coping with these changes and the long-term effects can be difficult, to say the least.
When you’re seriously injured, you face emotional and physical turmoil. Unfortunately, the costs associated with each of these injuries goes beyond the physical and psychological. The financial burden of these injuries can make coping that much more difficult. To help, you may be able to file a claim against the person who caused the injury. This could alleviate a significant amount of stress and allow you to focus on moving forward rather than continuing to pay for someone else’s mistakes.
As you prepare your claim, you might not realize just how expensive each of these injuries can be. Here are some of the costs associated with both.
The cost of an amputation goes beyond the emergency medical care and amputation procedure at the time of the accident.
If you lost a limb and it cannot be reattached, you will need a medical device for support. This could be a prosthesis or a wheelchair. You will also need to go through extensive physical therapy to teach your body how to cope without the limb.
Emotional wounds can be expensive too. Counseling can help you learn how to overcome the difficulties you could face at work or with socializing again, but it comes with a high price tag.
Scars From Burn Injuries
Burn injuries often require long-term hospitalization. This can cost you more than just your hospital bill. You might miss out on wages from work. Or you might need to get permanent disability because you are no longer able to work, costing you your lifetime earning potential.
Burn injuries can cause tremendous emotional pain too. The therapy you may need to help you readjust to the social life you had before your injury will be expensive.
What to Do If You Are Permanently Disfigured After an Injury
When someone causes an injury that leaves you permanently disfigured, they may be held liable. Talking to one of our catastrophic injury lawyers in Fairfax can help you learn what options are available to you and how you can recoup the full financial cost of your injuries.
We understand the pain you’re going through and we’re here to talk. Use the contact form on this page to get in touch with one of our lawyers and start the healing process today.