Some accidents are so serious that they cause permanent scarring and disfigurement. This includes physical injuries such as amputations and serious burns, as well as emotional and psychological scarring, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Physical scarring and disfigurement may be remedied to some extent by measures such as plastic surgery, prosthetics and rehabilitative therapy. Emotional scars may last a lifetime despite the best psychological counseling.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, our experienced lawyers invest the time and resources to get full value for our clients’ scarring and disfigurement claims. We know how to calculate damages and justify it to an insurance adjuster or a jury.
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Injuries that cause scarring and disfigurement may last a lifetime. The scar itself is a constant reminder of the accident, unless and until it can be eliminated through reconstructive plastic surgery. Scar tissue is less flexible than undamaged tissue and, depending on its location, may make it hard to bend and move.
In addition to physical suffering, the psychological problems that disfigurement and scarring can cause, such as loss of self-esteem and depression, can also affect victims.
Any type of accident – from car and motorcycle accidents to construction site injuries – can cause scarring and disfigurement. The most common types of scarring and disfigurement include:
Recovery from an accident that causes scarring or disfigurement may be long and difficult, as well as expensive. In addition to medical costs, the lost income suffered during recovery may wreck household budgets. Loss of a limb affects the earning ability of most workers in construction or a skilled trade. Facial scarring may be financially harmful for salespeople, clerks, actors, models and other workers who interact with the public for a living.
All costs and losses must be calculated to develop a proper request for compensation after a catastrophic injury resulting in scarring or disfigurement. This includes ongoing medical treatment, therapy and any need for prosthetic or assistive devices.
It also includes determining losses due to diminished capacity to work or lost employment or career advancement opportunities. A key consideration is compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma and lost enjoyment of life.
The personal injury attorneys at The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, have helped many people get the money they deserve after suffering scars and disfigurement in accidents on Long Island.
We work with investigators, medical professionals and financial specialists to ensure we fully document a case before we present compensation demands to insurers. If we go to court, we go prepared to win.
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