Scarring and Disfigurement
While scarring is part of the body’s natural healing process, the result can be disconcerting to many. Though scars can be reduced by medical treatment, they are permanent and when they occur in parts of the body that are difficult if not impossible to cover, scars cause others to stare and leave a permanent reminder of past injuries.
Missouri and Illinois law permit the recovery of damages for scarring. In workers compensation cases, an injured worker can receive additional compensation for scarring especially to the face and hands.
If you have permanent scars following a car accident or work related injury, contact Mike Sudekum for a discussion of your rights.