Can I get compensation for a scar obtained in a Toronto accident?

Toronto Injury Lawyer — While many Ontario accident victims understand that a Toronto lawyer can help them receive compensation for a physical injury such as a broken leg, fractured wrist, or head trauma,  getting compensation for a scar may seem less obvious.

Scars are proof of an injury and commonly happen due to burns, animal scratches or bites, or a variety of different injuries due to vehicle accidents.   Sometimes the scarring can be due to surgery required by another injury.   The severity of a scar will depend on the type of injury you sustained.  While scars are actually how the human body tries to heal itself, they can cause physical discomfort and emotional distress.

A person  who suffers a serious facial burn in a car accident in the GTA may be able to receive compensation due to the severity of the scar,  as well as the impact the scar has on them as they resume their regular life after the accident.  A serious scar or physical disfigurement can cause great emotional stress in addition to the physical pain or irritation.  The scar can also serve as a constant reminder of the event that caused the injury, preventing the individual from truly moving on after the accident.

Even more minor scars can also be compensable, such as a scar on a leg due to a dog bite or a burn on an arm due to a fallen candle, as long as each situation was the result of someone else’s negligence.

It is possible to receive compensation for a variety of scars with the help of a Toronto lawyer.  Several factors are taken into consideration to determine if an individual can be compensated and the amount they are entitled to.  These factors include:

  • the size of the scar,
  • the location of the scar,
  • the medical treatments available to heal or reduce the appearance of the scar,
  • the treatments already pursued by the individual, and, as mentioned earlier,
  • the impact the scar has on the individual.

Usually, more serious scars and those that have a greater impact on your life result in higher compensation. To determine the particular circumstances of your case, you will need to contact a Toronto personal injury lawyer who can assess your situation.  It is possible that the scar you received in an accident is compensable so even if you are not able to eliminate the scar, you may at least be able to receive some reparation for your suffering.

In order to find out if your scar could result in compensation, contact Auger Hollingsworth today!  We would love to meet you for a free consultation!

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