Any injury can be tough to deal with. Facial injuries are particularly hard because the injuries are visible to everyone. This can lead to the injured person feeling very insecure and upset by their injuries, as well as having to cope with them in a physical sense.
Plastic surgery can sometimes be required to achieve the best look after more serious facial injuries are suffered.
Regardless of how they occur (such as in a car accident or at work for example) it is possible to sustain facial injuries due to negligence. This is rare but it can unfortunately occur.
In cases dealt with by Accident Advice Helpline and other similar companies, it is vital to prove negligence before proceeding with a potential claim for compensation.
Examples of facial injuries due to negligence
Perhaps the most common example we could give is one where an individual has an accident someone else is responsible for. This could be a case of being involved in a car accident where their car is hit by someone else who was driving erratically or over the speed limit.
Another example might be someone being injured by flying metal at work, if they were not given appropriate face protection to wear.
There are many potential instances where something could go wrong and someone could end up with facial injuries of some kind.
For the most part such injuries are minor and can easily be recovered from. However someone might initially still feel self-conscious as a result of something like this happening. This would certainly be understandable.
Other potential problems
Of course facial injuries might affect the nose, mouth or eyes too. It is possible someone may lose the sight in one or both eyes if the injuries impact them there.
In other cases mouth or tongue injuries might be suffered, or some disfigurement to the nose.
It is cases such as these where the injuries are going to be difficult to fully recover from that the individual may end up winning more compensation in a strong case than they may otherwise do.
A variety of factors need to be taken into consideration in such a case. Accident Advice Helpline can help you work out whether you have good evidence for a claim.
Call us now on 0800 689 0500 to see if we can help, starting with no-obligation helpful advice.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen