Have you been injured by someone’s negligence? ‘How much compensation for an accident victim’ might be on your mind
How much compensation could you get for a broken toe? The answer to this is relatively simple: if you broke a toe, you could expect to receive up to £6,300 depending on the severity of the injury.
However, you and your solicitor would have to prove that your accident was the result of another person’s negligence and not your fault in any way. If that can be done convincingly, leaving no doubt that the accident was the responsibility of the other person, and they admitted liability, then the whole case might be over within three months, provided that they offered you a reasonable amount in compensation which could cover any medical costs and related expenses you incurred.
If, however there is room for doubt, then the person might deny liability in which case your solicitor would advise you to either drop your claim or pursue it in court.
Whatever your injury, you may want to know how much compensation for an accident victim is payable.
How much compensation for an accident victim who looses their sense of smell or taste?
How much compensation could you get for loss of smell, taste or both? This would depend on how you lost these senses. For example, did you develop anosmia (loss of smell) after taking medication which your doctor prescribed to cure another ailment? Then you could have a case for claiming personal injury compensation either from the pharmaceutical company which manufactured the drug, or from your GP if he or she had not warned you of the possibility of such a side effect.
Alternatively, you could have been exposed to a chemical at work which burned the inside of your nose and caused your anosmia. For loss of smell only you could get between £16,400 and £21,600. If you were to lose your sense of taste, then you might receive anything between £12,600 and £16,400. If you lost your sense of smell totally and had significant loss of taste as well then you could get between £21,600 and £25,750 in compensation. For total loss of both senses you could expect around £25,750.
As you can see from the information above, there are different amounts of compensation for different injuries and the severity of those injuries. On top of this, compensation can also be awarded for medical costs and expenses, loss of earnings and a variety of other things if your injuries were very traumatic.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you believe you have a case to make a personal injury compensation claim, but you need advice about how to do this, then you could contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. You need to file a claim within three years of an accident or of being diagnosed with a work-related illness.
You can find out more about who we are and how we may be able to help you by visiting our website, or by calling us for expert legal advice. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to connect with Accident Advice Helpline today. You can ask one of our advisers, ‘How much compensation for an accident victim?’ and any other questions you might have about the claim process.