Do you need to make an injury claim in Puddletown for a facial injury?
Facial injuries occur when there is any injury to the face or upper jaw bone, also known as the maxilla.
Causes of facial injuries
There are many causes of facial injuries, which can occur as a result of trauma to the head and face. These include:
- Road traffic accidents;
- Assault and violence;
- Penetrating injuries; and
- Dental injuries.
Symptoms of facial injuries
- Face appears deformed, swollen or uneven;
- Breathing problems through the nasal passages due to blockage or swelling;
- Double vision or blurred vision;
- Teeth missing or loose;
- Swelling to eye socket area;
- Abnormal sensation in the facial area, such as the cheek;
- Bruising around the face;
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, eyes and ears;
- Abnormal movement in upper jaw; and
- Difficulty eating and talking.
In the cases of scarring and disfigurement, a woman will be awarded more than a man because it is felt that women will suffer more stress over such an obvious injury. However, male models and actors would be awarded a similar amount to that of a woman.
Treatment for facial injuries
The primary treatment for a facial injury is to ensure that there are no life threatening injuries or neck fractures, which may be diagnosed with a CT scan. Then, it is important to control any bleeding and ensure that a clear airway is created. Broken or fractured bones will need to surgically fixed with titanium plates and screws to ensure that scarring is kept to a minimum.
Some victims of facial injuries suffer complications after the accident, which may include:
- Uneven face;
- Numbness or weakness on part of the face;
- Loss of vision or impaired vision;
- Neural problems, which may include brain injury; and
Make your injury claim in Puddletown
If you have suffered the trauma of a facial injury as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault within the last three years, then you are legally entitled to make a personal injury claim in Puddletown. Accident Advice Helpline can guide you through the personal injury claim process and advise you on your legal rights to claim. We have over 15 years’ experience of providing advice and assistance to people who like you have suffered a facial injury through an accident that wasn’t their fault.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our professional and knowledgeable advisers, who are waiting to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They will provide you with detailed and informative advice to help you to decide if you wish to start an injury claim in Puddletown. Our solicitors provide specialist legal help on a 100% no win no fee basis, so you can be certain to receive the best legal assistance that you need to secure your injury claim in Puddletown.
Date Published: 11th September 2013
Author: David Brown