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Face injury

Facial injuries, whether sustained in a car accident or following a slip, trip or fall can be extremely painful. Other common facial injuries include injuries suffered due to a physical assault or, in particularly nasty circumstances where a burn is sustained to the face or hair.

Types of injury to the face

Fractures – painful injuries which are common include broken nose, jaw or cheekbones.

Burns – can be caused by boiling liquid, fire, exposure to a chemical and can include reactions to some treatments, including hair or other products.

Cuts and bruising – at best these are painful and at worst can cause serious long term scarring or even nerve damage resulting in restricted function

Bruising and swelling – often happens in facial injuries. The skin is more vulnerable to bruising and whilst it can often look dramatic and can be painful, the results are usually short lived.

Eye damage – Serious injury to the eye may cause facial disfigurement, partial or total blindness or ongoing eye damage

Teeth damage – broken teeth are a common injury and can result in significant discomfort, lengthy and painful dental treatment and often a serious impact on self confidence


It should always be remembered that guidelines for injury compensation damages will vary quite widely depending on numerous factors, recovery rates, long terms impact and many injuries result in a combination. With facial injuries, where there is scarring, awards also tend to be higher for women than men.

  • Cuts and bruises – up to £2,000.00
  • Cuts and bruising where there is a noticeable scar – between £2,000 to £10,000 where scarring is not very significant
  • Cuts and bruises where there is significant scarring and disfigurement – up to £20,000
  • Fractures – range between £5,000 for a minor fracture, to £25,000 for multiple facial fractures, especially where there is a bad fracture to the jaw
  • Damage to teeth – can range from between £1,000 to £15,000 for pain and suffering where multiple teeth are damaged or lost
  • Loss of sight in one eye with damage to the other eye – between £30,000 to £100,000
  • Total loss of one eye – in the range of £30,000 to £40,000
  • Total blindness – up to £150,000
  • Damage to Hair – between £2,000 to £7,000

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