A personal injury affects more than just your body. It affects you emotionally and has the potential to threaten your relationships and overall mental and physical health. Some things that aren’t always spoken about include the injuries that limit mobility or cause a physical deformity. These injuries are not just physically damaging.

A physical deformity is emotionally scarring. It can make others look at you differently or treat you like you’re terrifying or odd because of how you look. Scars are only skin deep, but they create a barrier between you and some people because of how they make you look. Drastic deformities have the potential to threaten your social interactions completely.

Mobility is another issue some don’t consider when thinking about a personal injury. After healing, someone might think it’s easy to go back to life like before. The only difference is using mobility aids of some kind. However, it’s not that easy. Places you like to go may not be handicap accessible, or you may find you can’t do the things you enjoy because you can’t drive or move in certain ways.

Sadly, many people who suffer injuries have to put their careers on hold. If your injury results in changes that make it hard to do your job as effectively as in the past or make it hard to hone your skills, you may find that the career you once dreamed of is now out of reach.

When you suffer an injury like this, a claim against the party responsible can help you get what you need to support yourself financially. Your life has changed, but you deserve to live comfortably.

Source: Budget and the Bees, “7 ways a personal injury can affect areas in your life,” accessed July 06, 2017