If you are unlucky enough to get a facial injury while you are at work this can be one of the most life changing and traumatic injuries for its victims. We are all self conscious about the way we look even if we do not appear to be in front of people, so to suffer from any kind of damage to our faces can be very emotional. There are so many ways in which you could damage your face in an accident at work so of which people never really fully recover from.
- Lacerations to the face – can be very painful, may need stitches and could leave permanent scaring. Sometimes you may even need cosmetic surgery or a skin graph to fix the damage.
- Jaw and teeth damage– If you break your jaw it will be painful and mean you have difficulty eating. If you lose your teeth again this will make it very difficult to eat and to get dental treatment can be very expensive.
- Facial Fractures- again extremely painful, these often need corrective surgery and can leave you with a temporary and in some very severe cases permanent facial disfiguration.
- Broken nose– painful, can leave you with long lasting headaches, your nose may never go back to the shape it was.
All these injuries to your face will be very costly and painful, so if you have been injured in an accident at work that was not your fault you should look into making a workplace compensation claim in Wellingborough.
As already mentioned the emotional trauma you would be suffering after an accident at work that has left you with facial injuries should not go unnoticed. These injuries that are not visible need just as much professional medical treatment if not more so they do not affect the rest of your life.
If you decide to make a workplace compensation claim in Wellingborough you could also claim for the emotional trauma you have sustained as well as your physical injuries. If you know someone who has suffered a facial injury at work you should make sure you look out for any signs of emotional trauma such as depression, loss of appetite and anxiety and get them some help.
How to make a workplace compensation claim in Wellingborough
The lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline are specialist in dealing with personal injury claims from workplace injuries to road traffic accidents. The service works on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis meaning there is no financial worry for you the victim to start a claim or in the event that your claim is not won. To speak to an adviser simply call the free phone number 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone at any time to discuss your claim.
Date Published: 6th September 2014
Author: David Brown