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Can I be compensated if I require plastic surgery after an accident?

August 14, 2015

If plastic surgery is medically necessary after an accident, then yes, you may be compensated for the surgery like you would any other medical expense.

Plastic surgery is generally seen as an elective procedure, one that people undergo for aesthetic reasons. However, in some cases, an individual may require plastic surgery to reconstruct a body part or an area of skin that was damaged in an accident.

Some examples that require plastic surgery after an accident:

  • Burns
  • Broken or shattered facial bones
  • Large areas of skin abrasions

Consider these important factors to determine whether you qualify for compensation for plastic surgery:

  • Surgery is deemed medically necessary by a licensed physician or healthcare provider
  • The injury requiring plastic surgery was caused by another person’s negligence or reckless behavior

Keep in mind that every accident and injury is different. Speak with a personal injury lawyer to determine what losses are compensable in your case. Be sure to bring any medical records to your consultation to get a better evaluation.

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