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Face Injury Compensation Claims

We understand how devastating a facial injury can be, from the long-term effects on your confidence to the impact on your family. Our face injury claims solicitors have helped many people like you to secure compensation.

We’ve helped people to claim compensation for a wide range of facial injuries, including:

  • A broken nose
  • A broken or fractured jaw
  • Broken or fractured eye sockets or cheekbones
  • Broken or damaged teeth
  • Eye injuries, including eye loss or vision loss
  • Facial scarring.

How to Make A Face Injury Claim

Call us on 0800 056 4110 for your free initial consultation. We’ll consider the severity of your injury, who’s potentially at fault, and whether your claim is civil or criminal.

If we think you have a claim, we’ll contact the person or organisation you’re claiming against to see if they accept responsibility. If successful, you’ll be awarded compensation.

If we think you have a claim but the other party doesn’t admit responsibility, we’ll still fight for compensation for you – all the way to court if necessary.

How Long Do You Have to Make A Face Injury Claim?

Generally speaking, the cut-off point is three years after the date of the incident, but there are some exceptions to these time limits. For example, criminal claims have a two-year limit.

We always advise that you claim as soon as possible after the incident. This helps us to produce the most accurate report and increases your chances of getting compensation.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim for A Facial Injury?

There are no pre-set compensation amounts for face injuries; every case is different. We’ll assess your facial injury compensation based on:

  • Physical damage
  • Psychological trauma
  • Rehabilitation
  • Loss of earnings
  • Expenses, for example, hospital travel costs
  • Cosmetic treatment costs.

No Win No Fee Face Injury Claims

Most of our claims are ‘no win, no fee’, which means that yours and your opponent’s legal fees are covered if you’re unsuccessful*. If you’re successful, your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any costs not paid by your opponent will be deducted from the compensation you receive.

Why Choose Us?

Our nationwide team of personal injury specialists has helped clients with everything from accessing speech therapy to securing facial disfigurement compensation. We strive to look after you and your loved ones while you recover, and help you regain your confidence and the compensation you deserve.

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Face Injury Compensation Claims - More Information
    • What kind of face injuries can i claim for?
    • Facial injuries could happen during a road accident, an incident at work, a dog attack, or even a criminal assault. We can help you claim for injuries such as:

      • A broken nose
      • A broken or fractured jaw
      • Broken or fractured eye sockets or cheekbones
      • Broken or damaged teeth
      • Eye injuries, including eye loss or vision loss
      • Facial scarring.

      You may need significant dental treatment or ongoing surgery to repair the damage. There may also be long-term impacts such as loss of earnings or psychological trauma.

    • What If I Don't qualify for no win no fee?
    • If your case doesn’t meet the no win, no fee criteria, there may be other options available to you.

      You may have Legal Expenses Insurance on your home insurance policy, for example, or you may be a member of a trade union which covers legal expenses. We’ll discuss the best options for you during your initial consultation. 

    • Are there exceptions to the three-year time limit?
    • Adults can make claims for children up until their 18th birthday. If they reach 18 and a claim hasn’t been made for them, they can make their own claim up until their 21st birthday.

      There’s no time limit to make claims on behalf of people who lack the mental capacity to make a claim themselves.

      If your claim relates to a criminal assault, generally the limit is two years. However, this can be extended in some circumstances, for example if you were too ill to claim.

      If you were injured by a faulty product, you’ll have 10 years from the product launch date to make a claim.

      Finally, if the injury happened abroad, the time limit may be shorter. We can advise you on specific regions.

      Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, get in touch with us as soon as possible. The earlier you contact us, the easier it is for us to gather evidence to support your claim. 

    • What are interim compensation payments?
    • Where applicable, interim compensation payments cover ongoing costs while you recover from your facial injury, for example, travel expenses to and from hospital. These funds are awarded before your final settlement and will be deducted from your final compensation amount. We’ll let you know if we think you will benefit from interim compensation payments.

    • what if my opponent doesn't accept responsibility?
    • We always try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement for you as this is generally less stressful for all parties, particularly during difficult recovery periods. If your opponent denies responsibility or disagrees with the proposed settlement, we’ll begin court proceedings.

      Often, even when trial dates have been set, claims are settled before reaching court. If it does go to court, we’ll guide you through every step.

The compensation is far more than I ever expected, and I am naturally delighted with this outcome - I am quite sure I could never have achieved this on my own."

Joan, client

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