Facial injury claims: Get the compensation you deserve
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
Facial injuries are not only painful, they may also affect your confidence, self esteem and may have a dramatic impact on your life. A facial injury is any type of injury to the face, nose, jaw, mouth or cheeks and they can be sustained in my types of accidents.
If your facial injuries were suffered as a result of an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a facial injury compensation claim.
The compensation that you receive may not relieve the pain that you have been put through, but it could help you to get your life back on track. Contact us today to start your claim.
Common accidents that can lead to facial injury claims
At Beacon Law, we have dealt with a variety of cases for all types of facial injury. In our experience, some of the most common accidents that can lead to facial injury claims include the following:
- Road traffic accidents – Many road traffic accidents, including car accidents, cyclist accidents, and pedestrian accidents, can lead to serious facial injuries.
- Accidents at work – Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that your workplace is as safe as possible. However, sometimes accidents at work do happen and you can slip, trip or fall in the workplace and sustain a serious facial injury. If the correct training and protection measures were not in place and you sustained an injury at work, you could make a compensation claim against your employer.
- Accidents in public places – People slip, trip and fall in public places every day, with many of these accidents having severe consequences that lead to serious injuries, including injuries to the face. In most cases, these accidents could have been completely avoided if safety procedures and regulations had been followed correctly. If you have been injured in an accident in a public place due to negligence, then you may be able to make a claim for facial injuries.
- Sports accidents – Many accidents that occur at sporting events can lead to serious facial injuries. You may have been involved in an inappropriate tackle, which caused you to fall over and injure your face, you may have been struck in the face by a ball or sporting equipment, or you may have even sustained an injury because of poorly maintained fields or courts or faulty equipment.
- Burn injuries – Burn injuries very often cause damage to the face. You may have suffered a burn injury due to an accident at work, chemicals in an unsafe product or beauty treatment, or due to a fire caused by a road traffic accident or unsafe electricals in your home or rented property.
- If you have been injured in an accident that was not listed above, you may still be able to make a claim for compensation. Contact us today to speak to one of our specialist personal injury lawyers.
- Criminal attacks – You may have sustained a facial injury as the result of an attack by another person. If this is the case, you should make a claim through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. Beacon Law can assist you in making this type of claim.
How much can I claim for my facial injury?
If your claim is successful, you will be entitled to compensation. The compensation award for a personal injury claim is split into two sections: general damages and special damages. These sections will then be added together to give you a total value of your arm injury compensation claim.
General damages – General damages refer to the compensation you will receive for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity.
Special damages – Special damages refer to the financial losses that were incurred as a direct result of your accident. Some examples of special damages include:
- Travel expenses
- Medical costs
- Loss of earnings
Calculating the value of your claim
In order to calculate the level of compensation for your facial injury claim, will we use Judicial College Guidelines and recent case law.
To determine how much compensation you could potentially receive for your injury, we will take into account the type of facial injury you have sustained, the severity of your injury and how long it took for you to make a full recovery from your injury and the impact it has had on your life.
Injuries, such as permanent facial scarring are likely to attract a higher award of damages.
According to Judicial College Guidelines, compensation amounts for a facial can range from £1,300 to over £90,000, depending on the severity of the injury.
What are the time limits for making a facial injury claim?
As with all personal injury claims for compensation, there are strict time limits that must be considered. In most cases, an injured party will have 3 years in which they must commence proceedings for claiming compensation.
However, there are some exceptions to this three-year rule, which include the following:
- If the claimant was under the age of 18 at the time of the accident, they do not need to abide by the 3-year rule and can have up until their 21st birthday to make a claim for their facial injury compensation. Though up until the claimant is 18, a family member or guardian can make a claim for them on their behalf.
- The 3-year rule is also not applicable if the claimant lacks the mental capacity to bring a claim for their facial injury. However, a loved one may be able to make a claim on their behalf.
- If the facial injury was a result of a violent crime or attack, then the victim must make a claim for compensation within 2 years.
How can Beacon Law assist with facial injury claims?
Beacon Law is a Manchester-based law firm that specialises in personal injury claims; however we provide assistance to claimants throughout England and Wales. Our team of professional personal injury solicitors and legal professionals have vast experience in personal injuries.
Beacon Law can assist you in making a compensation claim on a no-win, no-fee basis, meaning that you will not have to pay any of our fees if your case is unsuccessful.
If you have injured your arm following an accident or as a result of someone else’s negligence, then contact our team of personal injury lawyers by calling 0330 1332 857 or complete the contact form at the top of the page.