Suffered a facial trauma and need to make an injury claim in Symonds Yat?
What is a facial injury?
Facial injury is defined as any injury to the face which includes the upper jaw, lower jaw, cheek, nose or forehead.
Facial injuries may be caused by:
- Road traffic accidents as a driver, passenger or pedestrian
- Injury which penetrates the facial area
- Work related accident
Symptoms of a facial injury
The symptoms of facial injury can be extremely painful, debilitating and lead to serious facial deformity which may require surgery.
- Loss of sensation over the facial area
- Deformed or uneven face
- Problems with vision such as double vision or partial vision
- Dental problems such as broken, loose or missing teeth
- Eye problems including swelling around the eye socket
- Problems with breathing as a result of swelling to the nasal passages
- Nasal bleeding and bruising
Seeking medical assistance
It is vital that the injured person seeks medical assistance as soon as possible to reduce the risk of further complications developing or the condition worsening.
A medical practitioner may carry out a physical examination locating:
- Bleeding from the nose, eyes or mouth
- Nasal blockage
- Lacerations in the skin of the facial area
- Bruising around the eye sockets
- Widened space between the two eyes indicating that the bones to the eye sockets may be damaged
- Abnormal sensations on the cheek indicating that there may be a fracture
- Movement of the upper jaw when the head is still indicating that there may be a fracture
Treating a facial injury
Whilst the treatment for a facial injury is to restore function and reduce the risk of significant deformity, the immediate goals of treatment are:
- Create a clear airway to avoid respiratory arrest
- Control bleeding to reduce the risk of haemorrhage
- Locate and repair broken bones with titanium plates and screws to reduce the risk of deformity
- Reduce scarring
- Observe and treat any other injuries
Your injury claim in Symonds Yat
The effects of a facial injury can be very distressful as well as very painful. A person who has suffered an injury to their face may feel very anxious about the outcome of any surgery to repair the deformity and be extremely concerned about their future appearance. If you have had an accident which resulted in a facial injury that wasn’t your fault and occurred within the last 3 years, then you can make a personal injury claim in Symonds Yat. In fact you are legally entitled to make a claim for compensation for the injuries that you have suffered and the distress that the accident has caused. Contact the leading providers of personal injury compensation claims, Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, for no obligation advice that leaves it up to you to decide if you wish to proceed with your injury claim in Symonds Yat. Or go on line and take the 30 second unique on line test; quick and easy!
Date Published: 25th September 2013
Author: David Brown