Have you suffered a distressing facial injury? Call the injury lawyers in Wincanton for help with your injury claim!
Whilst any injury can be distressing, particularly if they are caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault, injuries to the facial area are particularly traumatic for the victim.
Our facial features define who we are and provide a unique physical identity which is easily recognisable to others. If our face should become injured or deformed in any way, then our features can change radically affecting our self esteem and self confidence in who we are.
What is a facial injury?
Facial injuries are defined as any injury to the face including the lower jaw, upper jaw, cheeks, chin, forehead and nose.
Injuries can be caused by many different types of accident including:
- chemical accidents
- chemical assault using acid based products
- road traffic accidents
- penetrating injuries
- violent assaults
- sporting accidents including boxing and rugby
Symptoms of facial injury
There are many symptoms that facial injuries can cause, just a few of them are:
- changes in sensation and feeling over the facial area
- deformed facial features
- broken facial bones
- problems with vision including double vision, partial vision, loss of vision due to swelling or damage to the eye socket
- dental problems including loss of teeth, loose teeth or broken teeth
- breathing problems due to broken nose and blocked nasal passages due to swelling and bleeding
The prognosis for facial injury
Facial injuries which involve fractured or broken bones are surgically treated with titanium plates and screws to repair them without leaving large and unsightly scars.
Facial injuries can cause vision and dental problems which can be lifelong and increase the risk of developing infections. Damage to the nasal passages can cause breathing difficulties and may require reconstructive surgery. If the injuries were caused by chemical attack, then scar tissue may be deep and very painful, increasing the risk of developing infection from bacteria.
Facial injuries can leave more than just physical deformity and scars. The emotional and psychological effects of suffering facial injuries can leave the victim with distressing flashbacks of the accident, resulting in post traumatic stress disorder. In addition, any facial deformities can cause victims to be lose self confidence and avoid meeting new people, causing social isolation.
Making your injury claim with injury lawyers Wincanton
If you have suffered a facial injury through an accident that wasn’t your fault within the last 3 years’, then you may be legally entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim using Accident Advice Helpline’s injury lawyers Wincanton.
Their injury lawyers Wincanton can process the claim effectively on your behalf on a 100%no win no fee* basis. With over 13 years’ expertise and a wealth of knowledge of processing personal injury compensation claims, their injury lawyers Wincanton will ensure that your claim is processed effectively.
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Date Published: 28th November 2013
Author: David Brown