How Much Compensation Can I Claim for a Facial & Sense Injury in Glasgow?
Injuries that effect the face and senses include: blindness, injuries to the eyes, deafness and loss of taste or smell. These injuries can have a devastating impact upon a person’s life.
Other common facial injuries include scarring, fractures and damage to teeth.
In addition to the pain, surgery and distress such an injury can cause, there may also be a significant cosmetic effect.
Every case will be different and will have a range of factors that contribute to calculating the amount of compensation that is due, such as: the severity of the injury, the level of pain experienced and the recovery time needed.
The following information has been gathered from the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases 13th ed. These are guidelines that express an indication of the compensation levels that may be expected. These guidelines are designed for reference only so please contact our personal injury team to discuss the particulars of your case.
Total blindness and deafness – in the region of £307,000
Total blindness – in the region of £204,250
Loss of sight in one eye with reduced vision in other £73,000 – £136,700.
If reduced vision in remaining eye £48,600 – £80,500
Total loss of one eye £41,675 – £50,000
Complete loss of sight in one eye £37,450 – £41,675
Minor eye injury £3,000 – £6,650
Transient eye injuries £1,675 – £3,000
Total deafness and loss of speech £83,325 – £107,000
Total deafness £69,000 – £83,325
Total hearing loss one ear £23,800 – £34,600
Partial hearing loss/ tinnitus Up to £34,600
Taste and Smell Loss Claims
Total loss In region of £29,800
Total loss of smell and significant taste loss £25,000 – £29,800
Loss of smell £19,000 – £25,000
Loss of taste £14,600 – £19,000
Facial Injuries Compensation
Very severe scarring £36,800 – £74,000
Less severe £23,000 – £36,800. In cases where there is a significant psychological reaction.
Significant scarring £13,650 – £22,875. In cases where the worst effects have or will be reduced by cosmetic surgery.
Less significant £3,000 – £10,450
Trivial £1,300 – £2,675
Very severe scarring £22,625 – £50,000. If the person effected is under 30.
Less severe £13,650 – £22,875
Significant £6,925 – £13,650
Less significant £3,000 – £6,925
Trivial £1,300 – £2,675
Facial Skeletal Injuries
Le Fort fractures of frontal facial bones £18,100 – £27,925
Multiple fractures of facial bones with some permanent deformity £11,300 – £18,200
Fractures of Nose
(i) £8,100 – £17,575 If there are serious or multiple fractures requiring number of operations and/or permanent damage to airways and/or tear ducts and/or facial deformity.
(ii) £3,000 – £3,875 Displaced fracture where recovery is complete only after surgery
(iii) £1,925 – £2,400 Displaced fracture needing no more than manipulation
(iv) £1,300 – £1,925 Simple undisplaced fracture with full recovery
Fracture of Cheekbones
(i) £7,750 – £12,000 Where there is a serious fractures needing surgery but with long lasting consequences or some element of disfigurement
(ii) £3,300 – £4,900 Simple fracture of cheekbones for which some reconstructive surgery is necessary but from which there is complete recovery with little or no cosmetic damage
(iii) £1,775 – £2,275 Simple fracture of cheekbone for which no surgery is required and there is complete recovery
Fracture of Jaws
(i) £23,175 – £34,600 Very serious multiple fractures followed by prolonged treatment and permanent consequences including severe pain, restriction in eating, paraesthesia and/or risk of arthritis in joints
(ii) £13,650 – £23,175 Serious fracture with permanent consequences such as difficulty opening mouth.
(iii) £4,900 – £6,650 Simple fracture requiring immobilisation but recovery is complete
Damage to Teeth
Significant damage to teeth – up to £29,000. In cases where there is significant chronic tooth pain, significant general deterioration in teeth.
Loss of or serious damage to several front teeth £6,650 – £8,675
Loss of or serious damage to two front teeth £3,300 – £5,800
Loss of or serious damage to one front tooth £1,675 – £3,000
Loss of or damage to back teeth. Per tooth: £830 – £1,300
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