Fracture Of The Cheekbone Compensation Calculator

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. 

Fracture of the cheekbone compensation guide
Fracture of the cheekbone compensation guide

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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  1. A Guide To Using A Fracture Of The Cheekbone Compensation Calculator
  2. What Is A Fracture Of The Cheekbone?
  3. What Can I Claim Compensation For After A Facial Fracture?
  4. Causes Of Fracturing Your Cheekbone
  5. Violent Crime Statistics
  6. Claiming Personal Care Costs
  7. How To Use A Fracture Of The Cheekbone Compensation Calculator
  8. What Could I Expect My Settlement Be Worth?
  9. Fracture Of The Cheekbone Compensation Calculator
  10. No Win No Fee Agreements For Fracture Of The Cheekbone Compensation
  11. Getting Free Claims Advice
  12. Ask If Our Team Could Calculate Your Broken Bone Claim
  13. References
  14. Questions People Ask About Cheekbone Fractures 

A Guide To Using A Fracture Of The Cheekbone Compensation Calculator

You may be wondering, “What are facial fractures?”. Facial fractures are broken bones in the face. This includes fractures to your cheekbones, eye sockets and jaw, amongst other bones. They can be very difficult to deal with because they can affect your appearance, which, in turn, can have a significant psychological impact. 

This is where our compensation payout calculator can help. It can provide you with an estimate of the compensation you could receive from a successful claim. All you need to do is confirm the nature of your injury, how it occurred, and any potential financial losses you’ve suffered due to it.

If you’d prefer to speak to one of our advisors for free legal advice about the claims process, you call them today using the phone number at the top of this page. 

What Is A Fracture Of The Cheekbone?

“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.  

How is a cheekbone fracture treated?

Treatment for a fracture of the cheekbone depends on the severity of the injury. You’ll be given pain medication when you arrive at the hospital. The medical professionals may feel that a lift of the bone is the only thing that’s required. However, if the doctor feels that the bone will not remain in place, maxillofacial surgery will be performed.  

This surgery will revolve around attaching plates and screws to your cheekbone to keep it in place. Incisions that your surgeon may perform in this kind of treatment could include:

  • One to the outer end of your eyebrow
  • The inside of your mouth, through your gum and above your teeth
  • A cut directly in the cheek

It can take six weeks for your cheekbone to heal completely after the surgery. The recovery process may take longer depending on the severity of your injuries.  

Regarding “Can a facial fracture heal on its own?” it depends on the extent of it, but some form of treatment is usually required. Please speak to a medical professional if you would like any further advice about your injuries. 

What Can I Claim Compensation For After A Facial Fracture?

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. 

Causes Of Fracturing Your Cheekbone

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

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.

Their responsibilities are outlined in The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Examples of employer negligence that could result in an accident at work include:

  • 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

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. 

Physical Assaults

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. 

Violent Crime Statistics

Fracture of the cheekbone compensation statistics graph

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.

Claiming Personal Care Costs

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. 

How To Use A Fracture Of The Cheekbone Compensation Calculator

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. 

What Could I Expect My Settlement Be Worth?

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:

  • Receipts
  • Invoices
  • Bank statements

Fracture Of The Cheekbone Compensation Calculator

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. 

Area of InjuryAmount of CompensationDescription
Cheekbones£9,570 to £14,810Complex fractures requiring surgery resulting in lasting issues, such as paraesthesia in the cheekbones or lips.
Cheekbones£4,080 to £6,060Injuries in this bracket include simple cheekbone fractures requiring reconstructive surgery.
Cheekbones£2,180 to £2,810Simple fracture where surgery is not needed and a full recovery occurs.
Jaw£28,610 to £42,730Multiple serious fractures requiring long-term treatment. Symptoms of this include suffering severe pain.
Jaw£6,060 to £8,200Simple fracture which involves immobilisation where a full recovery is made.
Nose£9,990 to £21,700Injuries in this bracket include several fractures requiring a number of operations that result in permanent difficulties, such as difficulty breathing.
Nose£3,710 to £4,790Displaced fracture where surgery is required in order for you to have a full recovery.
Damage to Teeth£4,080 to £7,160Loss or damage to two front teeth.
Facial Disfigurement£27,940 to £91,350Top of the compensation bracket will be for younger people (teens to early 30's) where cosmetic disfigurement and psychological damage is severe.
Facial Disfigurement£16,860 to £45,440Where disfigurement and psychological impact is still severe.

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. 

No Win No Fee Agreements For Fracture Of The Cheekbone Compensation

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.

Getting Free Claims Advice

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.

Ask If Our Team Could Calculate Your Broken Bone Claim

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.

References

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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Questions People Ask About Cheekbone Fractures

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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