Injuries to the face
Facial injuries, such as those affecting the jaw, cheek, inside the mouth and any area of the face, can occur as the result of many different situations, this can include sports activities, work place accidents, road traffic accidents, slips, falls, and as a consequence of fighting.
Injuries to the face can leave victims with lasting psychological injuries, which may lead to them having to deal with issues such as depression and stress.
If you, a friend or a family member have suffered an injury to the face, you should choose a specialist personal injury solicitor who is experienced in dealing with personal injury compensation claims. One that will build the strongest possible case for you on your behalf and secure the maximum level of compensation for you.
Dental Injury/Negligence Claims
Dentist negligence is where a dentist fails to discharge the duty of care that they owe to you as their patient, and that this caused or directly contributed to your being injured.
Common facial injuries include
- Allergic Reactions
- Loss/damage to teeth
Symptoms of a facial injury
Facial injuries carry with them different sets of symptoms and required treatments, many can be extremely painful and leave lasting cosmetic damage.
- Changes in feeling over the face.
- Deformed or uneven face or facial bones.
- Double vision.
- Missing teeth.
- Difficulty breathing through the nose due to swelling and bleeding.
- Swelling or bruising around the eyes that may cause vision problems.
How facial injuries can effect you
Facial injuries can have a severe impact on the victim’s quality of life, injuries to the face can be distressing for sufferers and they have the potential to disfigure the victim and affect their ability to function.
Injuries that affect any sensory function can also lead to deafness or blindness causing lasting effects on the victim’s life. Certain injuries to the face and other areas of the body can cause serious levels of pain and suffering. An injury can impact the victim’s health, confidence, ability to work and day to day activities.
Common causes of injuries to the face
- Sports related.
- Animal attacks.
- Road traffic accidents as driver, passenger or pedestrian.
- Accidents at work, particularly when operating or fixing engines and machinery.
- Slip, trip and fall accidents.
How much could you claim for an injury to the face?
A claim can be made for an accident that resulted in an injury to the face from the negligence of another person. Compensation awarded can be used to vastly improve the quality of life of victims by helping them cover medical costs, loss of earnings and rehabilitation.
Each case is considered by the severity of the injuries and where on the face the victim has been injured, for further information refer to our compensation calculator.
Our compensation calculator covers general damages, it is important to contact us to know the full extent of what your claim may be worth once special damages have also been taken into consideration - all cases and circumstances differ.
How to make a claim for an injury to the face:
Before starting your claim, contact us and speak to one of our personal injury specialists. From the start of your claim we’ll work with you to bring about the best form of recovery and compensation available. We will help guide you through the process and the strength of your claim as well as offer you advice on the most appropriate course of action for you to take.
Hair Damage Claims
Hair damage is a much more common form of personal injury than many people would expect and typically takes place at the hairdressers, this is a type of personal injury claim where the part of the body which is injured is the hair or scalp.
If you or someone you know, has suffered an injury where the hair has been damaged as a result of a criminal act of violence, an accident or professional negligence, and if someone is considered to be liable for your hair damage then you may be eligible to make a claim for hair damage compensation.
Common types of Hair Damage
- Dermatitis of the scalp.
- Itchiness of the scalp.
- Burning of the scalp.
- Tingling sensation on the scalp.
- Thinning of hair.
- Bald patches.
- Dry and brittle hair.
- Effects of an accident causing damage to the hair
Victims of hair damage can experience some lasting effects, therefore it is important that the adequate amount of compensation is rewarded to help deal with these effects.
Victims may experience:
- Emotional/ psychological trauma.
- Temporary or permanent bald patches.
- Damaged hair follicles.
- Irritated/burned scalp.
Common Causes of hair damage:
- As a result of an accident that was not your fault. E.g. hair catching fire at hairdressers.
- A criminal act of violence. E.g. Assault or Torching.
- Dermatitis (Inflammation of the skin).
- As a result of professional negligence. E.g. Allergic reaction to chemicals.
- Burning of the Scalp.
- Allergic reactions to products. E.g. Home Hair dye.
- Faulty Products
We will ensure maximum compensation is received which will cover all future dental treatment and any scar revision surgery.
Our sympathetic team of experts also understand the psychological impact of these injuries, which the we will not overlook.