When someone suffers an injury or they are hurt in an accident, they sometimes require surgery. If their injuries are serious, this type of medical intervention can help to save their lives or prevent their injuries from worsening. In some cases, post-accident surgery simply helps to repair the injury.
As this type of surgery is often required urgently, it will generally take place within a few hours or days of the injury occurring. Obviously, it cannot be scheduled in advance but surgeons can carry out emergency procedures when necessary.
However, if your injuries have left scars or other marks, you may also choose to undergo reconstructive surgery at a later date. Whilst some people choose to have this surgery in order to improve the appearance of any scars, for some people this type of surgery can also relieve pain and help their injuries to heal.
If, for example, you were to suffer significant burns, you may need fairly regular skin grafts. As the existing skin is unlikely to stretch as your body grows or you regain movement, doctors will perform a number of procedures so that your body can heal as much as possible.
Although this surgery is helpful for numerous patients, it can also be stressful. Had the initial injury not occurred, you wouldn’t have to have either emergency surgery or reconstructive surgery so it can be taken into account when a compensation award is calculated.
If someone or something else caused the initial incident in which you were injured, you may be able to make a claim for Irvine compensation against them. In addition to taking your injuries into account, the courts can also take into account any side effects and how the injury has impacted upon your life. If you’ve had to have additional surgery or follow up treatment, this can sometimes increase an Irvine compensation award.
If you’ve been hurt within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline and find out if we will be able to help you to make a claim for Irvine compensation? We have over ten years’ experience as a personal injury law firm so we’re well equipped to help claimants with various types of claims. In Scotland we work in partnership with some of the finest solicitors in the country so when claiming with us you always have the best representation.
If you’re not sure whether to make a claim for Irvine compensation or you’ve never had to make a claim before, we can even help you to find out more about the claims process and answer any questions that you may have. Rather than having to pay for legal advice, you can even benefit from our free no obligation advice before you make a claim!
If you’d like to find out more about claiming for Irvine compensation, simply call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and our personal injury team will be happy to help.
Date Published: 30th July 2014