Scarring is among one of the worst results of an accident. Permanent scarring can be a sore reminder of an accident suffered and can have serious psychological consequences for a victim of scarring, causing them to suffer from poor self-esteem and a lack of confidence. For some people, visible scarring makes daily life almost unbearable. As a law firm with years of experience in all areas of personal injury compensation, Accident Advice Helpline are not only experts when it comes to helping claimants get the right amount of compensation they deserve, but also when it comes to the healing process and what to do in the wake of an accident.
What is a scar?
A scar is formed by the body as part of the process of healing from injury. Scars occur where the tissue has been broken and damaged, and new skin develops over the wound. The new skin will be a different colour from the rest of the skin, usually darker but may lighten over time. With a mild injury, the body may be able to restore the tissue to its previous state. More commonly, the tissue is replaced with an inferior barrier of scar tissue which cannot fully replace the missing tissue.
The most common causes of scarring
Scars can occur in a number of ways, the most common cause of scarring is incurred from a cut. Often, surgical procedures will leave permanent scarring such as in the event of a birth by Caesarean section or removal of an appendix. Other common causes of permanent scarring include burning or scalding, bites and scratches and body modifications such as piercings.
Scarring can also be the result of a number of medical conditions. Conditions such as chicken pox and acne can also lead to permanent scarring. The chances of scarring are increased by picking at the sores.
Scars can also be caused internally by injuries or surgery
If you’ve suffered permanent scarring as the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault such as a slip, trip or fall and it happened within the last three years, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim compensation. Compensation won’t take away the pain and suffering of scarring, but can help to ease the suffering by knowing that those who wronged you have been served justice. Contact us today for more information. Our lines are open 24/7 and are staffed by friendly, professional advisors. All claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win-no-fee* basis.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice