Have you broken your cheekbone in an accident that wasn’t your fault? If you prove that a third party’s negligence was the cause, you may seek legal advice about a compensation payout for your broken cheekbone. This guide offers a case study example for a £25,000 compensation payout on a broken cheekbone injury caused by a breach in the duty of care owed to the claimant. In addition, it explains care claims, general and special damages, compensation calculators and also No Win No Fee.
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- A Guide To Calculate Compensation For A Broken Cheekbone
- What Is A Cheekbone And Eye Socket Fracture?
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- Breakdown Of Compensation Claims Calculations
- Case Study: £25,000 Compensation For A Broken Cheekbone
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This guide is going to be covering every aspect of claiming for a compensation payout for your broken cheekbone, along with:
- What a cheekbone and eye socket fracture is
- The financial impact of a cheekbone break
- Care claims
- General damages and special damages
- A case study of a £25,000 compensation payout
- Compensation calculators
- No Win No Fee
Now, if you’re claiming for a compensation payout for your broken cheekbone, keep in mind the personal injury claims time limit. What does that mean? Well, you would have 3 years to claim from the date that you suffered your injury there are also exceptions to this. Meanwhile, for a child (someone aged under 18) or someone who lacks the mental capacity to claim, a close relative or another appointed representative could be their litigation friend to process a claim on their behalf. That being said, the 3-year clock would begin for them once the child turns 18 or if the victim becomes capable of representing themselves. To learn more about personal injury claims time limits, chat with our specialist team anytime.
The cheekbone is a part of the eye socket, as well as linking to the nose and inner jaw. Now, a fracture occurs when the cheekbone is broken or cracked. The recovery time for a cheekbone and eye socket fracture could be anything between four and six weeks.
To be eligible to claim compensation you must meet the following 3 criteria:
- A third party owed you a duty of care
- However, there was a breach which resulted in an accident
- And that accident caused you to suffer an injury such as a broken cheekbone.
There are three key pieces of legislation reflecting duty of care. The first of these is employer’s liability (EL), and that pertains to employers having a duty of care over employees. According to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, employers should as far as reasonably possible uphold the health, safety and wellbeing of all of their employees. If an accident at work happens due to dangerous obstacles, a hazardous environment or an unsafe surface then this may be considered a breach of this duty and an employer could be liable if an injury is a result of this.
The second of these is public liability (PL). Public liability means that those responsible for public areas are liable if an injury is caused by their negligence. The Occupiers Liability Act 1957 emphasises a duty of care on those operators of public spaces. If you suffer an injury in a public space due to a failure of the operator to adhere to health and safety legislation you could be entitled to claim for the harm you have suffered along with any financial losses.
Finally, we come to road traffic accidents (RTA). The Highway Code states that all drivers should demonstrate a duty of care towards each other and towards vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists. In this case, a breach could be a crash or collision that causes a broken cheekbone. And if your broken cheekbone is only one of multiple injuries, that could end up bringing about a multiple injury claim. Complete our online form to chat about this topic with our knowledgeable team.
There could be significant financial problems resulting from a cheekbone injury. After all, lost earnings alone could leave a financial hole in the short-term. But then factor in medical costs, hospital visits, any professional nursing care and also potential physiotherapy treatment. At that point, there could be some financial struggles until your recovery is complete. The good news, though, is that these numbers could be the foundation of your compensation payout for your broken cheekbone. You can call our friendly team today to find out more.
Cheekbone accidents could happen in numerous ways. One example is from a fall at work, with such scenarios likely contributing to the 581,000 workplace accidents in 2018/9. As far as an accident in a public place is concerned, you could potentially suffer a broken cheekbone after a slip or a trip, which could open the door to a public accident claim. And then we have road traffic accidents. Consider that there were 180,000 road injuries in 2016 and also 3,707 cyclist severe injuries in 2018 alone. Crashes and collisions on the road could certainly include the victim suffering a cheekbone break. Talk to us anytime about filing a claim for a compensation payout for your broken cheekbone.
If you need care while you are recovering either from a relative or family member or professional carer you could claim back costs as part of special damages. A care claim may include:
- Any extra support from your family and friends
- Professional nursing services
- Additional services such as cleaning and gardening.
Want to find out more about care claims? You can get in touch via our 24/7 Live Chat online tool.
Ahead of receiving your compensation claims calculation, you would undergo an independent medical evaluation as part of the claims process. A complete medical check allows your broken cheekbone injury to be fully diagnosed. Your recovery period could be properly determined as a result. And the medical evaluation could firmly establish the connection between your accident and your injury. In other words, but for the accident, you wouldn’t have been injured. Once you receive those results, you could then receive your compensation claims calculation. And it would be split into general damages and special damages.
General damages handle the pain, the suffering and the impact on your life due to your cheekbone break. The primary focus would be on the physical and mental consequences.
Moving onto special damages, these would be covering the remaining fallout of your broken cheekbone. They could include lost earnings, medical expenses, public transport usage and any required physiotherapy. You can call us using the number at the top of this page to discuss this topic in greater depth.
Mr McManus, 36, works as a solicitor in Leeds. He lives alone, and is very driven by his job, given his hopes of future career progression. Away from work, he enjoys attending football matches and socialising with his friends.
One evening, Mr McManus was driving home from work. He was driving towards a crossroad when a taxi failed to stop at a red light and hit his car. Mr McManus tried to apply the emergency brakes, but a collision between his car and the cab still occurred. Thankfully, Mr McManus remained conscious, though badly shaken up. However, he did realise that his face was in great pain, and his right cheekbone was very badly bruised with a noticeable cut.
Mr McManus went to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with multiple injuries. He had suffered a broken cheekbone. He was advised to undergo minor surgery within the days that followed, with a projected recovery time of six weeks. Though the bones would completely heal in his face, there were signs of paraesthesia (an abnormal tingling sensation) in the affected area. And Mr McManus’s doctor suggested that this could be a long-term consequence of the accident. In addition, a moderately-sized scar had appeared on his right cheekbone, and that mark would always be present even after treatment.
The accident meant that Mr McManus would have to miss six weeks of work, which he found frustrating due to his ambitions of climbing the corporate ladder. However, he was more upset by the close call that he had encountered on the road. Indeed, in other circumstances, the outcome could have been even more tragic. Nevertheless, Mr McManus was also in great discomfort from the injuries that he had sustained.
After seeking legal advice, Mr McManus filed a multiple injury claim for his broken cheekbone against the taxi driver and his employer. He received £25,000 as an out-of-court settlement. This included £22,000 in general damages and £3,000 in special damages.
|Type Of General Damages||Includes:||How Much?|
|Cheekbone Fracture||Costs relating to a significant cheekbone fracture||£14,300|
|Minor Facial Disfigurement||The development of a noticeable scar on his right cheekbone||£8,000|
|Type Of Special Damages||Includes:||How Much?|
|Lost Earnings||Costs of lost earnings during his recovery||£2,500|
|Medical Expenses||Costs of prescription medication to assist his rehabilitation||£100|
|Transport Costs||Costs of using public transport to & from the hospital||£150|
|Other Costs||Added costs relating to the impact on the sufferer's life||£250|
The case of Mr McManus is purely an example. It is based on our past experiences of handling and valuing claims and serves to illustrate how accidents can happen and how they are valued.
You would receive a free compensation estimate from our specialists. It would be an accurate prediction based on our experts learning as much as we can about your own circumstances. That way, our projected figure for you is a lot closer to the payout that you could receive. Note that we avoid using online personal injury claims calculators which only provide general totals. Instead, we use real evidence for our free estimates, whether or not you decide to pursue your case. Contact our legal experts today for more information.
No Win No Fee is a crucial aspect of our work. Indeed, you could reap the benefits of a No Win No Fee service, and they include:
- No requirement to pay legal fees up-front
- As well as no requirement for pay legal fees while the case is ongoing
- If your personal injury claim doesn’t succeed, you don’t pay any legal fees at all to your solicitor
- While your personal injury solicitor takes a nominal amount to cover their legal costs (called a success fee and capped by law), it’s only if you receive compensation.
You can use our Live Chat to ask about working with a No Win No Fee solicitor.
Finding the top personal injury lawyers depends on the criteria that you could use for your search. Many claimants would prioritise strong credentials, vast experience, positive reviews and a proven track record of success. Experience and knowledge should be prioritised over location as a solicitor can work with you no matter where you are based or they are located. You can call us today to discuss your potential compensation payout for your broken cheekbone injury.
Our expert team is ready to hear about your specific cheekbone break. From there, you could learn about how our panel of personal injury solicitors could handle your case. If you want to discuss your possible compensation payout for your broken cheekbone, you can:
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Article by AR