The legal team at Flaxman Law Group works with many injured people each year, and some of the most difficult we injuries have to do with scarring and injuries to facial areas. Unfortunately, people can be unkind and those with visible and injuries and scarring can suffer from cruelty through no fault of their own.
If you have suffered facial injuries such as scarring, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation to find out whether you may have a claim and may be able to seek compensation for your injuries.
How Do Facial Injuries Happen?
Residents in Key West, Miami, and other South Florida communities can sustain serious facial injuries through sports accidents, traffic accidents, workplace incidents, and in other ways. Anytime a person’s face is impacted by a solid object, bone fractures, bruising, scarring, and disfigurement can happen.
Facial injuries can also occur due to burns or chemical burns. The layers of skin can become scarred, and even the tissue underneath can be affected.
What Are Some of the Challenges with Facial Injuries?
Everyone who is seriously injured through no fault of their own should be eligible for compensation and should be covered by appropriate insurance. Unfortunately, we have found that when patients have facial scarring and injuries, it can be difficult for them to get the justice and compensation they deserve. We have worked with Florida residents who have had their claims denied by their insurance companies and who have had their injuries dismissed as “just cosmetic” by liable parties. This is painful to hear, because these individuals deserve better.
In fact, it can be especially important for individuals who have suffered facial injuries and disfigurement to work with an experienced personal injury attorney. This is because:
- Patients with facial scarring face more barriers to insurance and fair compensation: It’s not uncommon for health insurance coverage, for example, to deny claims, saying injuries are “cosmetic” or “not covered.” Liable parties, such as truck carriers in truck accidents causing injuries, will use their considerable power to avoid paying compensation. Yet, the medical costs can be immense. Multiple surgeries may be needed to heal burns and other injuries, and the costs of facial reconstruction surgery can average $337,360 or more.
- The life effects of facial scarring can be immense: Facial scarring has been shown to negatively impact relationships, job opportunities, and wages. Unconscious bias can harm people’s ability to live their lives and work in their fields.
- Facial injuries can affect your overall health: A serious injury to the face can affect not just the top layers of skin but also the tissue and bone underneath, resulting in chronic pain and mobility problems. A serious injury to the face can also affect the teeth and mouth, nose, eyes, and ears. Some patients suffer vision impairment, difficulty eating or swallowing, speech impediments, loss of smell, auditory challenges, and other permanent, life-changing disability that can impact quality of life.
If you have suffered an injury to the face and someone’s negligence played a role, find out whether you have a legal claim to seek compensation. Just phone Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. We can help you understand whether you have a claim and can seek compensation that can help you pay for lost wages, skin grafts, surgery, and other treatments that can help with your healing process.