Scars are usually thought to be purely cosmetic injuries. However, severe scars and other forms of disfigurement can have a profound impact on your life.
Some scars can become puckered, and are not only disfiguring but can restrict movement around the scar tissue as well, since scar tissue is not as flexible as normal tissue. In extreme cases, you may require surgery or skin grafts to fix the pulling and stretching. They can also have less feeling or be overly sensitive compared to other skin. They may also become tender, painful, or itchy.
Some disfigurements, particularly if they are large or extreme or located on the face, can also cause emotional impacts. Sufferers may lose confidence and feel self-conscious, or they may be reminded of the traumatic event that caused the scar.
Our Calgary lawyer for amputations and disfigurement compensation can help you to determine what you may need to recover, and how to do so under Alberta personal injury law.