Road traffic accidents, slips, trips and falls, accidents at work – what do these types of accidents all have in common? Well, you could sustain a minor or serious facial or head injury after all of these accidents, and if this happens, you may need to seek face injury treatment. Not all injuries will require medical treatment, but for facial and head injuries it is always best to see a medical professional for a diagnosis, whether you go to hospital or visit your GP. Face injuries have the potential to be serious, and if you have suffered a blow to the face or serious lacerations, there is the risk of nerve damage.
Did you have to pay for face injury treatment?
You may have suffered a facial injury when another driver shunted your vehicle and you hit your head on the steering wheel. Or perhaps you hit your face on a desk when you slipped on a wet floor at work. In both these cases, somebody else is liable for your accident, and you could claim personal injury compensation. What about if you have had to pay for face injury treatment recently? Although most treatment is available on the NHS, you may have sought alternative treatment for pain relief – for example, acupuncture, which can cost money as it’s not available on the NHS.
When you make a personal injury claim, Accident Advice Helpline will take into account the cost of any treatment you have received, and if we find somebody else is liable for your accident, then you could receive compensation which covers your financial losses.
What about my loss of earnings?
In the case of serious facial injuries such as fractures or lacerations, you may need to take some time off work to recover. In some cases, you may even be unable to return to work at all – for example if you are a model and you suffer lacerations to your face which cause permanent scarring. We will take into account your loss of earnings both now and in the future, when we process your claim. To get more advice and find out more about the claims process, just pick up the phone and call us on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) today. Our advisors offer no-obligation advice, so there is never any pressure to proceed with a claim at any point, should you choose not to.
Date Published: April 10, 2017
Author: Rob Steen