By Megan Hale. Last Updated 21st December 2022. If you’ve suffered a facial injury due to an incident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. This guide will highlight how you could receive fracture of the cheekbone compensation.
A fracture of the cheekbone can be a very difficult injury to deal with due to the pain and its potential psychological impact. It can lead to other complications, such as a fractured eye socket or an orbital fracture and could require maxillofacial surgery.
Calculating Compensation For A Fractured Cheekbone
Our guide will answer important questions, such as:
- What are facial fractures?
- How do you treat a facial fracture?
- Can a facial fracture heal on its own?
- What are the symptoms of a fractured cheekbone?
- What are the potential complications of a fractured cheekbone?
- How can our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors help you?
- What are the types of things you can claim for when making a claim?
- How can our personal injury calculator help give you a compensation estimate?
Our advisors offer 24/7 free legal advice, so if you want to know if you’re eligible to claim, simply give them a call on 0800 408 7826. Alternatively, please read on to find out more about using our fracture of the cheekbone compensation calculator.
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- A Guide To Using A Fracture Of The Cheekbone Compensation Calculator
- What Is A Fracture Of The Cheekbone?
- What Can I Claim Compensation For After A Facial Fracture?
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- Violent Crime Statistics
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- How To Use A Fracture Of The Cheekbone Compensation Calculator
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- Questions People Ask About Cheekbone Fractures
A facial fracture is a partial or complete break of a facial bone. For example, you could suffer a fractured jaw due to a facial injury.
While our guide will focus primarily on fractured cheekbone injuries, we will also give guidance on claims for facial injuries in general. We will look at the psychological impact such injuries can carry and explain how compensation valuations are reached. We will also look at how liability for injuries is assessed and when you will be eligible to make a claim.
We are not medical professionals; for in-depth guidance on the treatment for a broken cheekbone or the fractured jaw recovery time, we recommend you seek the advice of your GP.
If you have any questions about claiming for a fractured cheekbone, you can get in touch with our advisors at a time that suits you using the contact details in this guide.
“What are the symptoms of a fractured cheekbone?” is a question that we are often asked. A broken cheekbone can be a significant facial fracture because of where it is positioned. The cheekbone or zygomatic bone forms part of the eye socket and also links to the side of your nose and upper jaw. Symptoms of a broken cheekbone can include:
- Pain and swelling
- Bruising around the nose and potential nosebleeds
- A flat appearance in the cheek
- Jaw pain
Regarding potential complications for more serious cheekbone fractures, they include difficulty breathing, problems with eyesight and malocclusion (crooked teeth). You may also experience some nerve damage which could cause numbness or paresthesia. You might require oral surgery if the accident damaged your jaw or teeth.
Fractured Cheekbone – Evidence You Could Present
When making a claim for a fractured cheekbone, you will need to prove that you suffered your injury due to someone else breaching their duty of care to you. This is why evidence is important for proving that negligence occurred. Some of the evidence that you could collect to help support your personal injury claim include:
- CCTV footage of the accident.
- Medical evidence – this could be a copy of your medical records stating your fractured cheekbone and the treatment you needed to receive for it.
- Eyewitness contact details – for a solicitor to collect a statement from them when needed.
- A complete accident report book if the accident occurred in the workplace (and only if your workplace has one on-site).
- A police report (if applicable).
Additionally, you may want to seek out some legal advice before pursuing your claim.
Feel free to contact our advisors today if you would like further information on how to start a personal injury claim for a hairline fracture in the cheekbone. Our advisors can also offer you free legal advice concerning your particular claim.
There are two potential heads of claim for any personal injury claim. General damages relate to the physical and emotional pain caused by the injury, as well as the general decline in your quality of life.
Special damages, meanwhile, relate to the financial losses caused by the injury. Depending on the losses you’re claiming for, they can greatly increase the amount of fracture of the cheekbone compensation you could receive. You can claim for things like:
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earnings
- Travel costs
- Recreational activities that you’re now unable to commit to.
If you’d like guidance regarding what you’d be able to claim, please call our advisors for free legal advice using the phone number at the top of this page.
Cheek Fracture – How Long Do I Have To Claim?
If you are claiming compensation because you suffered a broken face bone in a criminal assault you will generally have 2 years to start a claim. This is generally treated as 2 years from the date of the incident. Exceptions can be made however if you can prove exceptional circumstances e.g. if you lacked the mental or physical capacity to do so. A family member or friend can represent a person who lacks capacity.
In you are claiming compensation through a negligence claim (e.g. personal injury claim or medical negligence claim), your time limit to start a claim will generally be 3 years. Either from:
- The date of the accident that led to you suffering a cheekbone fracture
- The date you were first made aware of your injury – normally this is the date you received a medical diagnosis
However, considerations can be made for exceptional circumstances that meant you, or someone you know, was unable to start a claim.
- If they were/are incapacitated mentally or physically, the time limit will only begin when they regain the capacity to start a claim.
- If the claimant was under the age of 18 when the incident took place, then the time limit will only start on the date of their 18th
In both instances, someone can act as a representative known as a litigation friend to act on the behalf of the claimant.
This is all according to the information set out in the Limitation Act 1980
If you would like to ensure that you are still within your time limit, or want information on how to ensure that you receive compensation to help with your broken cheekbone treatment and recovery, then please reach out to a member of our team.
In order to make a successful personal injury claim, you need to show that a third party caused your injury through negligence. Negligence involves a third party breaking the duty of care they have towards you.
As we will explain, some third parties in positions of responsibility have a legal obligation to ensure your safety. This section will provide examples of negligence in which you may be able to claim due to a third party breaching their duty of care.
High Impact Accidents
Every road user in the UK has a duty of care to one another in the form of the Highway Code. It clearly outlines the conduct that is required from every road user.
If you’ve suffered an orbital fracture or fractured cheekbone due to someone else’s negligent driving, you may be able to claim. Examples of negligent driving include:
- Another driver causing a car accident by driving down the wrong side of the road. The resulting accident may cause you to sustain a facial fracture that requires oral surgery.
- A drunk driver pulls onto a roundabout at the wrong time, causing your vehicles to collide.
- A motorcyclist going above the speed limit could result in a road traffic accident if they pull out of a junction too quickly. This could lead you to use a fracture of the cheekbone compensation calculator.
If you’re a driver or passenger over the age of 18 and your injuries are worth less than £5,000, you will need to claim through an online portal. This is outlined in The Whiplash Injury Regulations 2021. However, please call our advisors using the phone number at the top of this page, as you can still be supported by a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel when making this type of claim. Furthermore, you may not need to claim through the portal at all if your injuries are worth more than you initially assumed.
Pedestrian accidents can occur in many different scenarios. Based on the impact of the injury, they can leave you needing serious medical attention. If you feel someone else’s negligence caused the injury, you can still look into making a personal injury claim.
Examples of negligence that could cause you injury while you’re on foot include:
- A car going above the speed limit and hitting you as you’re crossing the road. This could lead to you suffering several facial fractures, which results in you bruising around the nose, having difficulty breathing and causing flatness of the cheek.
- A car swerving onto the pavement. The car could hit you and cause a broken cheekbone and fractured eye socket.
For more information on claiming fracture of the cheekbone compensation after an accident in which you were a pedestrian, speak to our team today.
Falls From A Height
Controllers of public space also have a duty of care to members of the public that use their facilities for their intended purpose. They need to take reasonable steps to ensure that the space is safe to use.
This is outlined in the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, which outlines the duty of care that someone in control of a public space (the “occupier”) has towards members of the public. If you’ve injured yourself due to a hazard that was present because they breached this duty of care, you may be able to claim.
Examples of such negligence include:
- A poorly maintained balcony breaks, causing you to fall off it. This could lead to you suffering malocclusion as well as serious internal injuries.
- Slipping on a wet floor where no warning signs were present and falling on your face as you land.
Have you suffered a facial fracture as the result of a fall from a height? Speak to our team today to see if you could be owed fracture of the cheekbone compensation.
Broken Facial Bones In The Workplace
Your employer also has a duty of care to everyone that works for them. They need to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure that you’re able to do your job free from the risk of injury.
- Poorly fitted carpet resulting in you slipping while carrying a heavy object. As you fall backwards, the object you’re carrying lands on your face and breaks your cheekbone.
- You could suffer a fracture of the cheekbone due to ineffective work equipment, such as protective goggles, leading to you being unable to see and falling as a result.
- Faulty machinery leading to you suffering a facial fracture.
You could be entitled to fracture of the cheekbone compensation if your injury was caused by your employer’s negligence. Speak to our team today to find out more.
Accidents Working In Construction
Industries that involve manual labour, such as construction, can carry the risk of a work injury. This could be due to the physical nature of the role.
However, if the injury was due to your employer’s negligence, you may still be able to claim compensation. Examples of employer negligence in this field include:
- Falling from a height because a slippery substance was spilt on an elevated work platform and not cleaned up.
- You might be looking to use a compensation payout calculator if a machine malfunctioned, resulting in construction parts, such as lead pipes, falling onto you.
- You fell through flooring that was not secure. This may have been caused by the adequate health and safety checks having not been performed before work began.
Domestic violence can have a severe and devastating impact both physically and psychologically on the victim. If you’ve suffered an injury from a criminal act, such as an assault, you may be able to claim criminal injury compensation.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) prosecutes criminal cases in Wales and England and may help you concerning that. However, there’s no requirement for the perpetrator to have been convicted or even arrested in order for you to make a claim.
Regarding making a claim, you will need to use the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). You can still use our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors to help you with the claims process.
The amount of compensation you could receive is outlined in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012. As with all personal injury claims, both physical and psychological effects of violence are considered when calculating the compensation you could receive.
You may also be able to claim criminal injury compensation due to being a victim in other kinds of violent crime. They can have severely negative effects on the individual, and you may struggle to return to your normal life due to the pain and suffering you’re experiencing. Examples of other incidents you could potentially claim through CICA include:
- Having your cheekbone fractured during a sexual assault.
- Suffering a fractured cheekbone after being punched in the face when your car is stolen.
- Being headbutted in the process of being mugged and suffering a cheekbone fracture as a result.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) collects violent crime statistics through the Telephone Crime Survey for England and Wales (TCSEW). The above chart shows the number of victims of violent crime from May 2020 to March 2021.
Findings from the survey show that there were 204,000 victims of violence without injury. However, there were many more victims of violence with injury at 260,000.
Although this does not relate specifically to cheek fractures, it does give an idea of the number of people who are injured as the result of criminal violence each year.
If you want to claim for financial losses caused by the injury, this may include claim care costs. This involves any medical expenditure you’ve had to pay as part of your recovery.
Examples of care costs that you could claim include:
- Prescriptions and medicine
- Private therapy due to the psychological impact of the injury. You will need to show that you could not get this on the NHS for free.
Our personal injury calculator gives you an accurate estimate and breakdown of the amount of compensation you could receive.
We’re able to provide this in part due to work done by the Judicial College. They analyse previous general damages compensation payouts based on the injury, including information on the kind of injury sustained and how severe it is.
This means that they are able to provide compensation brackets for a wide range of injuries. We use these brackets to make sure our compensation estimates are as accurate as possible.
General damages are the part of your claim that compensates you for the pain and suffering that your injury has caused you. This part of your compensation is worked out with the help of the Judicial College Guidelines.
As part of your claim, you will be invited to a medical assessment with an independent expert. This expert will assess your injuries, confirm that they were caused by the accident in question and compile their findings in a report. This report will be used with the help of the Judicial College guidelines to value your claim.
You may also be able to claim special damages. They cover any financial losses you’ve suffered due to the injury. However, bear in mind that you’ll need evidence to prove the losses. You will need things like:
- Bank statements
Our compensation payout calculator is an easy way to get an accurate estimate of what you could receive for your facial fracture in a matter of moments.
Below is a list of injuries and their relevant general damages compensation brackets. The Judicial College has provided these figures.
|Less severe facial scarring that has a substantial disfigurement and a significant psychological reaction.
|£17,960 to £48,420
|Fractures of Jaws
|Multiple serious fractures requiring long-term treatment. Symptoms of this include suffering severe pain and restriction when eating.
|£30,490 to £45,540
|Fractures of Jaws
|Serious fractures that make it difficult to open the mouth or eat.
|£17,960 to £30,490
|Le fort fractures of the frontal facial bones.
|£23,810 to £36,740
|Multiple facial bone fractures that result in a facial deformity of a permanent nature.
|£14,900 to £23,950
|Fractures to the Nose or Nasal Complex
|Multiple fractures that require surgery and may cause difficulty breathing with permanent damage to the airways and a facial deformity.
|£10,640 to £23,130
|Fractures to the Nose or Nasal Complex
|Displaced fracture where surgery is required in order for a full recovery.
|£3,950 to £5,100
|Fractures of Cheekbones (i)
|Surgery is required due to serious fractures in the cheekbones that will also result in lasting consequences such as paraesthesia in the cheeks.
|£10,200 to £15,780
|Fractures of Cheekbones (ii)
|Simple cheekbone fractures that require some reconstructive surgery but a full recovery is made with minor or no cosmetic effects.
|£4,350 to £6,460
|Fractures of Cheekbones (iii)
|Simple cheekbone fractures that do not require surgery and a full recovery is made.
|£2,320 to £2,990
If you don’t see your injury on the table above, don’t worry. You can speak to a member of our team today for a free, no-obligation assessment of your claim. Get in touch today, and an advisor could connect you with a solicitor from our panel.
Our panel of solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that:
- Your personal injury solicitor will not request legal fees upfront or during the claims process.
- Instead, they will take a legally capped portion of your compensation once your claim has been successful.
- Your personal injury solicitor will also not request payment from you if your claim is unsuccessful.
Our panel of solicitors will not waste your time as they will only take your case if they feel you have a reasonably good chance of success. Get in touch today to see if you could be offered No Win No Fee representation.
Our personal injury calculator can give you an accurate breakdown of what you could receive in minutes. Or, if you prefer, our advisors offer free legal advice and can help answer any questions or queries you might have about the claims process.
Our panel of No Win No Fee solicitors have years of personal injury law experience and could help you receive thousands of pounds in compensation.
To get in touch, you can:
- Call us using 0800 408 7826
- Write to us using the Live Chat window on the right-hand side of your screen.
- Contact us via our website.
We understand that some people might not want to use a compensation payout calculator but still want a valuation of their claim. If this is the case for you, our advisors are available 24/7, so you can contact them at a time that works for you. They can assess your eligibility to make a claim and provide free legal advice to give you a greater understanding of your situation.
They can also help if you’re having trouble using the compensation calculator. And, if they feel that you have a strong case, you could be connected with a solicitor from our panel.
For more useful information, please see below.
For more information about facial fractures, visit the NHS website.
Do you want to know more about cheekbone surgery? If so, visit this page.
The Department for Transport provides road traffic accident statistics which can be found here.
Have you suffered a broken nose? If so, and you want to know if you can claim, visit our website.
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For answers to frequently asked questions about a fractured cheekbone, see below.
What can you do for a fractured cheekbone?
You will need to get it assessed by a medical professional to understand the extent of your injury. They will then be able to inform you how best to treat it.
How do you know if your cheekbone is broken?
Symptoms can include jaw pain, nosebleeds and severe cheekbone pain. You may not be able to tell if it’s broken. If you’re unsure or want to know how to proceed with treatment, always seek medical attention.
How long does it take for a fractured cheekbone to heal?
It depends on the severity of the injury and any potential complications. For a normal fractured cheekbone with no other complications, it should heal fully within six weeks.
Will a facial fracture heal on its own?
You may require some form of treatment to make sure the bone heals correctly. If you don’t seek medical assistance, you may suffer from facial disfigurement as a result. To discover more about fracture of the cheekbone compensation, use our calculator or call our advisors today.
Thank you for reading our guide on how to claim fracture of the cheekbone compensation. We hope it’s been useful to you.
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