The immediate aftermath of suffering a serious injury, be it from accidents at work, an incident on the road or a slip, trip or fall in a public place, is typically focused on the physical.
The priority, naturally, is to ensure that all is right in terms of bones, ligaments etc. and that the injuries will heal fully and properly. What often falls by the wayside is the mental impact a personal injury can have on someone.
Self confidence issues resulting from scars
As well as the development of a fear of locations or items that bring memories of the painful occasion rushing back, permanent physical reminders can also make it hard to let go, none more so than scars.
The frequent stereotype of scars portrayed by film and television is that they represent the toughness of a character’s persona, that they give that person something of an edge and are something to be admired, even attracted to.
Whilst this is not exactly unheard of, in real life it is often far from the case. More commonly, scars represent a constant, painful reminder of an incident the victim would much sooner forget, particularly when they are located on easily visible parts of the body, such as the face.
Scars can leave a person feeling seriously low in terms of self confidence. The victim may:
– Try and hide their scars, either subconsciously with body movements or blatantly with accessories such as hats and scarves.
– Feel as though everyone is staring at them, even if this is not the case.
– Avoid social occasions and conversations as they don’t want to talk about the incident that lead to the scarring.
– Feel as though they need to change the way they dress in order to disguise or hide the scar.
– Feel as though just about everything, from future job prospects to where they can go out and socialise, is now under threat because of the scarring.
Therefore, it is easy to see why it is so important everything possible is done to ensure victims of accidents that leave scars get back to their previous levels of self confidence.
Part of this rehabilitation can be financial, which is where Accident Advice Helpline offer an invaluable service. Whether you suffered a work accident or another personal injury, they can help win you the accident injury compensation you deserve.
They have over 13 years of experience in accident claims and usually settle outside of court.
To discuss your claim with a member of their expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: January 9, 2014
Author: David Brown