If you have suffered serious scarring as a result of an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. A scar can cause permanent disfigurement that affects a persons external appearance and causes emotional pain as well. Burns, lacerations, falls and other kinds of accidents can all result in scarring. Surgeries required for knee injuries, back injuries, and neck injuries can also leave scars. A disfiguring scar may affect an individual’s career opportunities, social life, and self‑esteem.