Facial injuries can be particularly upsetting and stressful. They are very visible and receiving the proper treatment at an early stage could make all the difference between the injury fading to nothing or having lifelong scars as a result.
Treating facial injuries must therefore be done in the proper manner. Injuries could include burns, scalds, cuts and bruising. While some may fade and resolve themselves with nothing to show for it once healing is complete, this is not always the case. Some people are left with permanent scars.
Receiving proper treatment as quickly as possible
If your injuries are severe, or you suspect you may have a broken nose, jaw or cheekbone (for example) you should always seek medical advice. Treating facial injuries could vary from getting x-rays and receiving stitches, to having surgery in some more serious cases. When burns are involved, skin grafts might be warranted to help reduce the odds of scarring at a later stage.
As you can imagine, the psychological effects of facial injuries can be just as difficult to come to terms with as the physical effects. While injuries will heal, they may leave scars that change your appearance for the rest of your life. As you might imagine, the task of dealing with this can be very difficult.
What should you do if you have received injuries like this?
You should consider whether your injuries were caused by negligence. If so, and someone else is proven to have been responsible, you may have an opportunity to seek compensation. It is important to remember the psychological effects here, as they will be taken into account when calculating any likely amount of compensation that could be paid out. The more severe the injuries are, the higher the compensation could potentially be.
Of course, it is equally as important to seek the advice of a no win, no fee* lawyer in this instance. When you call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 you can see whether our team can identify a good chance for you to successfully win a compensation claim. Our advice is always given with no obligation to take things any further, but we are there to support you if you do decide to make a claim. Make sure you get the benefit of our experience today, as you call us for information on what to do next.
Date Published: February 1, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead