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Can I Be Compensated If I Require Plastic Surgery After an Accident?

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Updated February 21, 2020 | Personal Injury |


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

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.

What types of Accidents Require Plastic Surgery?

Accidents that may cause injuries requiring plastic surgery include the following:

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

When is Plastic Surgery a Compensable Expense?

To qualify for compensation for your plastic surgery, the surgery must have been deemed medically necessary by a licensed physician or healthcare provider. Additionally, the injury requiring plastic surgery must have been caused by another person’s negligence or reckless behavior.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today

Every accident and injury is different. An attorney can help you determine what losses are compensable in your case.

If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of another person’s negligence, contact an Indianapolis personal injury lawyer from Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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