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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How to spot facial nerve injury symptoms


    Have you suffered a facial nerve injury? Injuries of this type can often be difficult to diagnose, which is why it’s important to seek medical attention after your accident. Facial nerve injuries are often caused by trauma to the face, for example after a car accident or a slip, trip or fall. Spotting the symptoms that this type of injury causes can be tricky, but here are some of the most common facial nerve injury symptoms:

    • Unable to make facial expressions
    • Difficulty moving parts of your face, for example your mouth or your eyebrows
    • Difficulty eating or drinking
    • Inability to speak clearly
    • A feeling of numbness or tingling in your face
    • Unable to blink or close your eyes

    These are just a few of the symptoms you may experience, and you should seek medical help if you experience any of them.

    Should I see my GP if I have facial nerve injury symptoms?

    If you are experiencing facial nerve injury symptoms after an accident, you should always seek medical advice. Only a medical professional can properly examine you and diagnose if you are suffering from a facial nerve injury. Your symptoms could be the result of a serious injury or a more minor one, and the quicker you seek medical attention, the faster you can get the treatment you need and the better your prognosis. It may be that you need to simply wait and see whether your symptoms will improve, and a doctor will be able to advise you if this is the case. Or you may need to have surgery to repair your facial nerve, or use eye drops if you’re unable to close your eyes. The best thing to do is seek medical advice as soon as possible.

    When should I contact a personal injury lawyer?

    Don’t wait for too long to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer – you can call Accident Advice Helpline at any point after your accident, and there is a three-year time limit in place to make a claim. Our advisors offer no-obligation advice, so you can get in touch with us without feeling pressured to proceed with a claim at any point. We’re an advice helpline, so we offer advice and can answer your questions about the claims process. You could also get an idea of how much compensation you could claim by using the 30-second calculator on our website. Why not call us today on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a claim after your accident?

    Date Published: April 10, 2017

    Author: Rob Steen

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