Some injuries are typically worse than others, but you tend to think more of how serious they are physically rather than the effect they may have mentally. Facial injuries can be particularly difficult to come to terms with, since the scarring that is left behind may be very visible, both to the person who suffered the injury and to everyone else.
As such, some people may struggle to come to terms with the injury. Furthermore, there is a chance they might lose sensation in one or more areas of their face, or be left with problems with eyes, nose or mouth depending on where the injury occurs.
Does this type of injury warrant facial injury compensation to be paid?
There are all manner of different things that need to be considered prior to assessing any chance of making a compensation claim. For example you have to consider why the injury occurred in the first place. Were you injured as a result of an accident that was no one’s fault? If this is the case there would be no case to make for compensation to be paid.
Some people have suffered facial injuries while at work, or when involved in some other accident. In the workplace there should be appropriate health and safety measures in place to prevent such injuries from having the chance to occur. If negligence could be proven to have happened, such as through the lack of training in using various pieces of equipment for example, this might support a case for facial injury compensation to be paid.
Can mental upset be borne in mind as well when assessing a claim?
The consequence of an accident that someone else caused to happen will always be borne in mind. This holds true from a mental standpoint as well as a physical one. For example if you became a recluse and suffered from agoraphobia as a result of your injuries, and you did not have this condition before, this might support a claim for compensation. The outcome may mean you could get more compensation than you might have done otherwise.
Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with no-obligation advice and the assistance of a lawyer if you’ve been injured in a similar manner. Call 0800 689 0500 to get in touch with our team today to see what happens next with your claim.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead