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.

Blindness Compensation

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

Deafness Compensation

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

Facial Injury Compensation Lawyers Glasgow

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