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Injury Compensation Claims for Loss of the Sense of Smell

Smell/ Nasal Damage:

Injuries that impair your ability to smell can have a marked impact on your day-to-day life. Loss of smell often goes hand in hand with loss of taste, although the two can occur separate of one another. If you have lost your sense of smell and this is the fault of someone else due to negligence, our team of specialist personal injury solicitors in Yorkshire may be able to help you claim compensation.

Why choose Grieves Solicitors?

To receive the compensation to which you are entitled, it is important that you are represented by a specialist personal injury lawyer.

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The Development of a taste or smell disorder can occur due to age, or relate to a condition (e.g. a nervous/ neurological condition) or an illness (e.g. Sinus infection). However, impairment of taste can also befall through trauma to the head and dome forms of brain injury, or from the exposure of certain chemicals. If you have had any issues with your taste senses and if third party negligence was at fault then compensation may be pursued.

How to get in contact:

Have you suffered from damage to one of your senses through the negligence of another person? Speak to our specialist personal injury solicitors today for advice and guidance on making a claim.

Call us for FREE, WITHOUT OBLIGATION on 0800 182 2169 or complete the contact form and a member of our team will get back to you.

Understanding the Loss of Smell:

Loss of smell is medically known as anosmia, Impairment is usually the result of damage to the olfactory systems which is used to detect smell.

An individual is able to smell when the substances release molecules which then stimulate special nerve cells. Messages are sent to the brain, and specific smells or tastes are identified.

The impairment occurs when the nerve cells in the nose, mouth or throat are damaged or if any of the corresponding receptors in the brain become damaged.

Because taste is over 75% based on smell, both aspects (Smell and taste) can be collectively affected.

What are the causes of Loss of Smell?

The most common causes of the loss of smell is infection or problems within the nose, however the loss of smell can also be generated due to a head trauma, which may damage certain nerves or through contact with certain fumes or chemicals.

Common causes of the loss of smell include:

  • Head injury or trauma- This is believed to be one of the most common causes of the loss of smell. If the frontal lobe experiences any damage then there is a chance that it will affect the victim’s sense of smell as the frontal lobe is the part of the brain whereby the smell is processed.
  • Exposure to chemicals or fumes- Another common cause of affect to the nasal sense is that of exposure to harsh chemicals as it can have a serious effect on the olfactory system. The toxic agents can impact the sense of smell by damaging the olfactory neuroepithelium which is a neutral tissue that is situated in the upper recesses of the nasal chamber.
  • Injury to the nose.
  • During ear, nose and throat surgery.
  • Due to certain medications.

How much could you claim for loss of smell?

The amount of money you are able to claim is dependent on the severity of the injury you have sustained. Losing your sense of smell can seriously impact your quality of life, and if this is the result of someone else's negligence, you need the right amount of money to compensate for the impact this has had on your life.

Typical compensation amounts for injuries of this type include:

Damage to smell:

Approximately £10,000 to £20,000

Depending on severity and age of victim.

 

All attempts have been made to make all information provided as accurate as possible.

How to make a claim for damage to nasal senses:

Expert analysis of the condition forms the basis of your claim, one of our solicitors will arrange a medical examination as part of your claim process, as the cause of the loss of senses must be established. We will then 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. From the beginning of your claim, our team will work with you, your family and the medical team to ensure the earliest form of recovery and compensation available.

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How to get in contact:

Have you suffered from damage to one of your senses through the negligence of another person? Speak to our specialist personal injury solicitors today for advice and guidance on making a claim.

Call us for FREE, WITHOUT OBLIGATION, TODAY on 0800 0747 644 or complete the contact form and a member of our team will get back to you.