How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Facial Injury?
By Stephen Hudson. Last Updated 6th September 2023. There are many ways an injury to the face could occur. If you have experienced such an injury yourself because of negligent or criminal behaviour by another party, then you may be able to claim compensation for this. In this guide, we’ll discuss when a facial injury claim may be possible and how the process works.
Also in this guide, we’ll discuss the different types of facial injuries that can occur and the types of accidents that can cause them. We’ll also talk about potential compensation amounts if you have strong grounds to make a facial injury claim. We’ll also discuss No Win No Fee solicitors and how making a claim under a No Win No Fee agreement can benefit you.
If you would like to speak to an adviser about potentially claiming for an injury to the face, then you are welcome to contact Legal Expert for support today. You can contact us online using our contact form or our 24/7 live chat service. You can alternatively call us on 0800 073 8804.
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Injuries to the face can be caused by different circumstances such as criminal assaults, fires, and even workplace accidents.
Who is responsible for these injuries depends on the environment in which they happened. Burns to the face can be caused by things such as a fire or even toxic chemicals. If this occurs whilst you are at work, then your employer may be held responsible. That’s provided that your facial injury occurred because your employer acted negligently and breached the duty of care they owe you. People also suffered facial injuries as a result of road traffic accidents. If you have been in a collision or hit by a car as a pedestrian, and it wasn’t your fault, then the liable driver’s insurance company is likely going to be required to provide a compensation payout.
Facial injuries can also happen when people are physically assaulted. If this has happened to you, then you may be able to make a compensation claim for this. Even if you were unable to identify the assailant, or they are never found, you could potentially lodge a claim with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. This organisation assists people who suffer an injury as a consequence of a criminal act.
In the next few sections, we are going to take a closer look at some of the types of incidents that could eventually lead to a facial injury claim. If, at any point, you would like to speak to an advisor about such claims, then you can contact Legal Expert for support.
You compensation may be determined by the evidence you can present of your facial injuries and how they have affected you.
The first form of compensation you could seek is general damages, which is compensation for your pain and suffering. You could present supporting evidence in the form of a medical report of your injuries, alongside other pieces of evidence such as personal testimony of your pain and suffering, or pictures taken of your injuries.
There are no set compensation figures for what you would receive in general damages. There is however guidance that can show you how your injuries may be valued, and how this form of compensation can be paid in a facial injury claim.
Our table shows examples of the guidance from a document called the Judicial College Guidelines. Legal professionals can use this document to help them value general damages, though the figures shown are not guaranteed.
|Le Fort Fractures Of Front Facial Bones||£23,810 to £36,740|
|Multiple Fractures Of Facial Bones||That will cause a deformity of some nature||£14,900 to £23,950|
|Nose/Nasal Complex Fractures (i)||Serious fractures that will cause permanent breathing issues||£10,640 to £23,130|
|Nose/Nasal Complex Fractures (ii)||Fracture that will need surgery to heal||£3,950 to
|Nose/Nasal Complex Fractures (iii)||A displaced fracture that could be fixed with maniupulation||£2,520 to
|Cheekbone Fractures (i)||Serious fractures that could leave lasting effects after surgery||£10,200 to
|Cheekbone Fractures (ii)||Simple cheekbone fractures that could be fixed with surgery||£4,350 to
|Jaw Fractures (i)||Very serious fractures with permanent effects||£30,490 to £45,540|
|Jaw Fractures (ii)||Serious fractures that could lead to permanent problems with closing and opening a jaw||£17,960 to £30,490|
The second form of compensation that you could receive is compensation for any of your injury related financial losses. This form of compensation is called special damages, and you could be able to request compensation for:
- Your spending towards your treatment or care
- Any income losses you may suffered due to your injuries
- Any cosmetic treatment you sought for your injuries
You could provide supporting evidence in the form of receipts of your spending, or payslips that show how your income was affected.
You can reach out to one of our advisers to speak to someone directly about your possible options for compensation.
If you have strong grounds to start a claim for a facial injury, you may have questions about how much it is worth. How much a facial injury compensation claim is worth will depend on what type of injury has been sustained to the face and how severe it’s deemed to be. For some people, a facial injury could have a harmful effect on the mind. Therefore, any psychological injuries which can be diagnosed due to the facial injury may need to be factored in too.
Some accidents or injuries can result in different levels of pain and discomfort and they can make pre-existing conditions worse. In addition to pain and suffering, things such as travel expenses, loss of earnings and medical expenses directly linked to the injury could potentially be claimed for too as part of a compensation claim.
Each claim for a facial injury is unique, so providing a compensation estimate is difficult without knowing the circumstances surrounding your case. If you have strong grounds to claim for a facial injury, you can contact Legal Expert for advice on matters including potential compensation payouts.
If you have valid grounds to claim for an injury to the face, you could consider getting support from a solicitor. If you speak to our advisors about your claim, they may connect you with our No Win No Fee solicitors.
Our solicitors can support facial injury claims under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). Under this type of agreement, you won’t have to pay upfront or ongoing fees to your solicitor for their service. You also won’t need to pay your solicitor for their work if your claim proves unsuccessful.
You usually only need to pay your No Win No Fee solicitor if your claim is a success. The solicitor will take what’s called a success fee, which is typically a legally capped percentage subtracted from the compensation awarded to you.
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