Cuts and bruises to the face will often heal with no trace, so the long term effects of a facial injury are not something you usually need to worry about. Some cuts can cause scars, and injuries such as this can lead to a compensation claim. If you were not responsible for causing your injury, talk to Accident Advice Helpline.
Dealing with a facial injury
Broken cheeks and jaws will often heal, leaving no long term symptoms. In some cases you might be left with a clicking noise when you move your mouth, but once the joint has healed, you should feel no pain.
Cuts and burns can lead to scarring. A small scar may not be too much of a problem, but larger scars can lead to you feeling disfigured and uncomfortable about the way you look. It’s not always easy to get over this feeling so you may be prescribed counselling.
If you are badly scarred, plastic surgery could be an option. While your scars shouldn’t hurt you physically, they can have a big effect emotionally. Plastic surgery is usually carried out privately but there are occasions when your doctor could prescribe this on the national health.
Can you get help with the long term effects of a facial injury?
If you can show that your injury was caused by someone else, Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim compensation. Thanks to more than fifteen years’ experience in making compensation claims, we will do our very best to include an amount to help with any ongoing suffering or treatment.
To be able to claim you must also be able to provide medical evidence to support your injuries. This will be a report from the hospital or GP who treated your injuries after your accident. You must also call us to start your claim within three years.
How to contact Accident Advice Helpline
Understanding the long term effects of a facial injury means that we can help you get the best compensation. Our trained advisors can also give you advice about how to reclaim out-of-pocket expenses and loss of earnings.
Finding out if you are eligible to claim is handled by our advisors over the phone, and they can also start your claim at the same time. This means you don’t need to find the time to come and visit us first and you don’t need to complete long forms. You don’t even have to pay upfront as all our claims are handled on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
So call today and see if you are due compensation. You can call us free from a landline on 0800 689 0500, or you can call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Category: Facial injury claim