The emotional consequences of scarring

On Behalf of | Jun 8, 2022 | Personal Injury

Compared to the metal components and glass that most vehicles are made of, the human flesh is relatively frail. Cuts and burn injuries after a road traffic collision can result in permanent scarring. No matter where this occurs, it can be traumatic, but if it is in the facial area, scarring can have significant emotional effects

Outlined below are some of the key ways that permanent scarring can impact a person’s daily life. 

A drop in self-esteem 

In an ideal world, people would not be judged based on their physical appearance. Sadly, in the real world, this is commonly how people are judged. Permanent scarring can leave the affected person feeling self-conscious all the time. They may worry about going out in public places. They may also be concerned that nobody is ever going to employ them. 

Becoming withdrawn from society 

The emotional trauma, depression and anxiety often associated with permanent scarring can result in a person becoming completely withdrawn from society. They may no longer possess a desire to socialize at all, even with close family members. It can take a lot of assistance and therapy to overcome such obstacles and start to feel healthy again. 

The emotional impacts of crashes shouldn’t be ignored 

If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, then you are within your rights to pursue legal compensation for your injuries. However, it’s important not to neglect the psychological impact that the crash has had. You might be able to make a claim for this as well. Seeking legal guidance will give you further insight into the options at your disposal.  

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