Facial Injury Claims and Facial Disfigurement Compensation Claims
Injuries to the face
Facial injuries, such as those affecting the jaw, cheek, inside the mouth and any area of the face, can occur as the result of many different situations, this can include sports activities, work place accidents, road accidents, falls, and as a consequence of fighting.
Victims of injuries to the face can also be left with lasting psychological injuries, this may also lead to them having to deal with issues such as depression and stress.
If you, a friend or a family member have suffered an injury to the face, you should choose a specialist personal injury solicitor who is experienced in dealing with personal injury compensation claims. One that will build the strongest possible case for you on your behalf and secure the maximum level of compensation for you or a loved one.
What do common facial injuries include?
- Allergic Reactions
- Loss of, or damage to, teeth
What are the Symptoms of a Facial injury?
Each facial injury carries with it different sets of symptoms and required treatments, but many can be extremely painful and leave lasting cosmetic damage.
- Changes in feeling over the face
- Deformed or uneven face or facial bones
- Difficulty breathing through the nose due to swelling and bleeding
- Double vision
- Missing teeth
- Swelling or bruising around the eyes that may cause vision problems
How can facial injuries effect you?
Facial injuries can have a severe impact on the victim’s quality of life, as injuries to the face can be distressing for sufferers as they have the potential to disfigure the victim and affect their ability to function.
Injuries that affect any sensory function can also lead to deafness or blindness which can be life changing and have lasting effects on the victim’s life. Certain injuries to the face as well as other areas of the body can cause serious levels of pain and suffering. An injury can impact the victim’s health, confidence and their ability to work, as well as their day to day activities.
What are the common causes of injuries to the face?
- Sports related.
- Animal attacks.
- Road traffic accidents as driver, passenger or pedestrian.
- Accidents at work, particularly when operating or fixing engines and machinery.
- Slip, trip and fall accidents.
How much could you claim for an injury to the face?
A claim can be made for an accident that resulted in an injury to the face from the negligence of another person. Compensation awarded can be used to vastly improve the quality of life of victims by helping them cover medical costs, loss of earnings and rehabilitation.
Each case is considered by the severity of the injuries and where on the face the victim has been injured:
Major trauma leading to ongoing permanent breathing difficulties: £12,500
Broken nose requiring surgery: £3,000
Broken nose recovering naturally: £1,500
Fractured jaw which does not recover full even after surgery: £10,000 to £25,000
Fractured jaw which recovers full after surgery: £5,000
Loss of two teeth: £3,000
Loss of one tooth: £1,500
Loss of further teeth: Extra £1,000 per tooth
Serious injuries: £5,500
Minor injuries: £1,500
Full facial disfigurement: up to £75,000
Minor scars: from £1,000
Every attempt has been made to make all information provided as accurate as possible. The injury claims calculator is intended as a guide only.
The Grieves Solicitors injury claims calculator covers general damages, hence why it is important to contact us to know the full extent of what your claim may be worth once special damages have also been considered, as all cases and circumstances differ.
How to make a claim for an injury to the face:
Before starting your face injury claim, you can contact Grieves Solicitors and speak to one of our personal injury specialists. From the start of your claim we will work with you to bring about the quickest and earliest form of recovery and compensation available. We will help guide you through the step by step process and the strength of your claim as well as offer you advice on the most appropriate course of action for you to take.
Hair Damage Claims
Hair damage is a much more common form of personal injury than many people would expect and typically takes place at the hairdressers, this is a type of personal injury claim where the part of the body which is injured is the hair or scalp.
If you or someone you know, has suffered an injury where the hair has been damaged as a result of a criminal act of violence, an accident or professional negligence, and if someone is considered to be liable for your hair damage then you may be eligible to make a claim for hair damage compensation.
Common types of Hair Damage
- Dermatitis of the scalp.
- Itchiness of the scalp.
- Burning of the scalp.
- Tingling sensation on the scalp.
- Thinning of hair.
- Bald patches.
- Dry and brittle hair.
Effects of an accident causing damage to the hair
Victims of hair damage can experience some lasting effects, therefor it is important that the adequate amount of compensation is rewarded to help deal with these effects. Victims may experience:
- Emotional/ psychological trauma.
- Temporary or permanent bald patches.
- Damaged hair follicles.
- Irritated/ burned scalp.
Common Causes of hair damage:
- As a result of an accident that was not your fault. E.g. hair catching fire at hairdressers.
- A criminal act of violence. E.g. Assault or Torching.
- Dermatitis (Inflammation of the skin).
- As a result of professional negligence. E.g. Allergic reaction to chemicals.
- Burning of the Scalp.
- Allergic reactions to products. E.g. Home Hair dye.
- Faulty Products
Why you should choose us:
Grieves Solicitors have had many years of specialist experience and training in dealing with personal injury claims. We will guide you through every stage of the legal procedure and will keep you informed on the progress of your claim throughout. Besides dealing with facial injury compensation claims, Grieves Solicitors also deal with personal injury claims for injuries to different parts of the body. After carrying out our annual survey we are pleased to announce that over 98% of our clients have rated our service as excellent or good, as well as 98% whom stated they would definitely use us again and/or would recommend us to family or friends.
We understand making a claim may seem intimidating at first, but we assure you, we’re here to help you. If you have sustained a facial injury due to an accident that was not your fault, a claim for compensation could be made.
To speak to one of our personal injury specialists, you can call us for free on 0800 0747 644. Alternatively, complete our online contact form and we will get in touch with you.