Facial Injury Compensation
We use our faces every day to interact and express ourselves. We identify ourselves based on our facial features and feel a sense of individualism from the way we look. An injury to the face could be minor but there are psychological impacts to consider when someone has sustained an injury to their face.
Minor injuries could relate to scrapes or abrasions whilst more severe damage could include fractures, damaged teeth, disfigurement, and scarring.
If you have suffered a facial injury and the cause was not your fault, then you might want to consider claiming for compensation. A personal injury claim for a facial injury could provide you with financial means to aid your recovery and to reclaim and losses like absence from work. Compensation for pain and suffering is typically awarded, however, we understand it may be more important for you to use a pay-out for recovery or reimbursement.
Causes and Effects
A facial Injury will most likely be caused by trauma to the head and face, either caused intentionally or via an accident that may not have been your fault.
Symptoms of a facial injury may include;
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Difficulty chewing
- Pain, numbness or tingling
- Disfiguration, bruising or discoloration
- Infection and persistent rash
In regards to disfigurement and psychological damage, there have been some cases that have won over £60,000 in compensation, but for facial fractures that eventually heal, the guideline amounts are;
How we can help
A facial injury could be sustained during an assault, an accident at work, a slip, trip or fall, or any other accident causing harm. If you think you may not be at fault for your facial injury then speaking to a professional could help you in your recovery.
Someone else is responsible for your facial injury if it was sustained whilst they were legally obligate to provide you with a duty of care and acted negligently. Negligence is what a Personal Injury Solicitor will seek to establish in the claims process, providing evidence that the accident was the fault of another who was supposed to be looking out for your well-being.
If you want more information about an accident you are unsure about then contact Accident line Direct for more information. We understand you may not want to make a claim straight away but we can provide you with the relevant information and advice in the meantime. Our initial services don’t incur a charge and are obligation free. All our staff are friendly and professional and ready to help you.