Facial Injury Compensation Claims

If you have been injured in the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. The amount you are able to claim depends on the type and severity of your injury. Accident Claims Leeds can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Our compensation guide outlines the levels of compensation for some of the most common types of injury.

Injuries to the Face — Compensation and Legal Guidance

Facial injuries may not be debilitating in the same way some other injuries can, but few other injuries are likely to cause such damage to one’s self-esteem.

Awarding compensation for facial injuries is a complex task. The injury itself has to be taken into account, as well as the cosmetic damage. The impact on the life of the sufferer also has to be taken into account. In general, women are awarded higher levels of compensation than men.

Burns injuries are also dealt with in this category. Serious burns injuries will almost always be at, or over, the top of the bracket.

Skeletal/skull injuries

Fractures of the frontal facial bones: £15,500 – £24,100

Multiple facial fractures: £9,750 – £15,750

Fractures of Nose or Nasal complex: £1,125 – £15,200

These vary from simple fractures of the nose with full recovery to serious fractures involving multiple surgeries and/or permanent disability in breathing.

Fractures of cheekbones: £1,550 – £10,350

These range from simple fractures from which a complete recovery is possible to multiple fractures requiring surgery and which involve some level of disfigurement.

Fractures of jaws: £4,250 – £30,000

These range from simple fractures to serious multiple fractures which require prolonged treatment and permanent consequences including pain when eating restriction in eating and the risk of arthritis.

Damage to teeth: £720 – £7,500

This depends on the placement of the teeth and the requirement for dental surgery. Front teeth attract a higher level of award.

Comepnsation Levels for Facial Disfigurement

The law draws a distinction between male and female victims here. Women are generally awarded a higher level of compensation. Age is also taken into consideration. The psychological impact will also be taken into account.

Female Compensation Levels:

Very Severe Scarring: £31,750 – £64,000

Moderatly Severe Scarring: £20,000 – £31,750

Significant Scarring: £11,800 – £19,750

Less Significant Scarring: £2,600 – £9,000

Trivial Scarring: £1,125 – £2,300

Male Compensation Amounts:

Very Severe Scarring: £19,500 – £43,000

Moderatly Severe Scarring: £11,800 – £19,750

Significant Scarring: £6,000 – £11,800

Less Significant Scarring: £2,600 – £6,000

Trivial Scarring: £1,125 – £2,300

Facial Injury Claims Lawyers for Leeds

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries to the face and someone else is to blame, contact us today. Call us on 01132 234 466^ You can also contact us online by completing our enquiry form.

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