Cheekbone fracture compensation claims:
The face is susceptible to injury, one of the most common injuries to the cheekbone is a fracture or break. Damage to the cheekbone can be very painful and have a lasting effect on an individual.
The cheekbone can also be referred to as the zygomatic bone or malar bone. Cheekbone injuries are commonly caused as a result of traffic accidents, assaults, slips, trips and falls, and sporting injuries, and can result in:
- Fractures/ Breaks
- Loss of sensation
- Misshapen cheek
What are the common causes of cheekbone fractures?
- Sporting injuries – e.g. Boxing, Football
- Road traffic accident.
- Pedestrian accident.
- Accident at work.
- Slip trip and fall.
- Clinical negligence.
How will the compensation be calculated?
The key factor of consideration for compensation is the severity of the injury which you have sustained, the type of accident does not determine the compensation amounts. After a report has been put together by a specialist or expert, which is based upon GP notes and medical examinations, the level of compensation can be determined.
The report includes details regarding the injury, its severity and the subsequent consequences of the injury due to the accident. After this report has been provided to the solicitors, using case law and analysis an idea of what you could expect to receive will be provided.
There are two types of compensation awarded, general damages which compensates for the victims pain and suffering of the injury and special damages which includes financial losses and expenses.
How much could you claim?
Injuries to the cheekbone vary in severity, ranging from surgery to permanent damage, and the amount of compensation awarded will reflect this. A claim can be made to help cover any loss of earnings, medical costs and psychological impact.
Minor injuries: up to £1,500
More serious injuries: up to £5,500
The amounts indicated are intended as a guide only, your personal circumstances will influence the total amount if you have a claim.
What should I expect?
A personal injury specialist solicitor will go through the details of your claim, the process and each step, as well as take the key information required to analyse how much you could be expected to receive. They will also look into the effects of the accident and the injuries sustained, the considerations factors of age, sex and the victims general health are also required to calculate the monetary value of the damage.
When carrying out your compensation claim we will also take into account the consequence the injury has had on the quality of your life. If your accident has affected your daily life by effecting your ability to carry out crucial daily tasks, then the compensation claim will generally be higher.
If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by another person's negligence and have suffered a cheekbone injury, give our experienced solicitors a call today on >0800 0747 644 for free.
Alternatively, you can fill in our online claim form and a member of the team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.