When you are at work your employer has a duty of care towards you. This means that they are required by law to provide you with a safe and hygienic environment in which to work. Therefore if your employer fails to do so and you experience an accident at work which is caused by negligence on the part of the business or organisation, you could be entitled to make a compensation claim against them. If you have been injured because of a fractured cheekbone or a broken cheekbone accident at work, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries.
Whether you suffered a fractured cheekbone injury because you were involved in a road traffic accident at work, involved in a slip, trip or fall accident at work, or were struck by a moving object, we can help. We are Legal Helpline, a trusted claims management service that could supply you with a no win no fee solicitor, to handle your claim for compensation for a broken cheekbone at work. The solicitors we work with have up to thirty years of experience handling accidents at work compensation claims and will always push to make sure that you receive an optimal amount of compensation for your injuries.
Call Legal Helpline today on 0161 6969 685 for your free personal injury claims consultation, or use our online claims form to get in contact with us. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, we could be able to provide you with a personal injury lawyer to handle your fracture of cheekbone or broken cheekbone compensation claim. Call us today to start your claim.
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In this guide to making a broken cheekbone at work compensation claim, we will look at how a broken cheekbone accident can happen at work. We will also look at an example if an employee suffered a road traffic accident at work and suffered a broken cheekbone as a result.
What is a cheekbone? The cheekbone is a bone in the side of the face which is connected to the nose and the upper jaw. The cheekbone is part of the eye socket. It supports the eye from below and protects it. If you suffer from a broken or fractured cheekbone, the cheekbone may heal itself without any treatment over time. However, a broken or fractured cheekbone may require surgery to fix, this may happen for example if the broken or fractured cheekbone has caused the side of the face to flatten. A doctor will be able to see whether or not a cheekbone requires surgery to fix, after examining it.
What are the symptoms of a broken cheekbone? This can include the following:
- The eye not being in its normal position.
- The eye appears to be sunken in.
- Pain when you move your eyes.
- The eye being less able to move.
- Pain, swelling or bruises.
- Tingling or numbness.
- A headache.
- A swollen cheek or a flattened cheek.
- Blurry vision or seeing spots before your eyes.
The scientific name for the cheekbone is the zygomatic bone, which as we explained up above exists to frame the eye socket and support it. It also gives the face shape and character. It is also called the malar bone. The zygomatic bone forms the main part of the zygomatic arch, which also includes the maxilla, also known as the upper jawbone.
In the UK the RIDDOR (Reporting of Incidents and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) states that injuries at work that meet certain criteria must be reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). in the financial year 2018/9, an estimated 581,000 injuries at work were reported to the Health and Safety Executive.
Here is a breakdown of the most common non-fatal workplace injuries:
- 29% slips, trips and falls on the same level
- 20% handling, lifting or carrying
- 10% struck by a moving object
- 8% acts of violence
- 8% falls from a height
- 4% injuries caused by contact with moving machinery
- 4% being struck against a moving or stationary object
- 2% being hit by a moving object vehicle
- 16% all other types of accidents
We will now look at some ways in which a worker could suffer a fractured cheekbone or broken cheekbone at work.
- Trips, slips and falls: As we have established, falling at the same level because of a slip, or trip accident, is the most common type of accident at work. A worker could suffer a broken cheekbone or broken cheekbone and eye socket if they fell at work and landed on their face, or fell at work and struck their face on a hard object. If the slip, trip or fall accident happened because of negligence on the part of the employer, they could be held liable for the employees injuries and have to pay them broken or fractured cheekbone compensation.
- Road traffic accidents: If you suffered a broken cheekbone car accident, whilst driving a company vehicle which was not up to standard, you could be entitled to claim compensation. If you were involved in a road traffic accident at work that was the fault of your employer, you could be eligible for compensation.
- Assaults: Being hit in the face could cause a fracture of the cheekbone, or a broken cheekbone at work. When you are at work, your employer is supposed to provide adequate security measures in order to protect you. If your employer failed to do so and you were assaulted at work, resulting in a cheekbone fracture or break, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
- Traumatic impacts: Being hit in the face by a falling object or moving object can cause a broken cheekbone injury or cheekbone fracture. A trolley with faulty breaks, an object that has not been properly placed on a shelf or a display item in a shop that has not been properly secured to the fall, can all fall or slide and hit an employee in the face. Your employer could have to pay you compensation for a broken cheekbone at work, if you were injured by a traumatic impact that was not your fault.
We will now look at an example, Mr M, a young man in his twenties, who was involved in a road traffic accident at work. The details of the accident have not been made public but as a result, he suffered a broken cheekbone because of the car accident and secondary damages. The broken cheekbone accident meant that his appearance was permanently affected as the cheekbone never regained its previous shape, despite surgery to try to fix the problem. He also needed a skin graft in the area to replace damaged tissue, which was a different colour, to the rest of the skin on his face. This massively affected his confidence and caused long term psychological problems. The injuries also caused damage to his eye socket, which left him with vision problems and a permanent eye-watering problem. The injuries meant that Mr M had to leave his job. He also enjoyed martial arts in his spare time, which he was now no longer to take part in. As well as considerable pain and suffering, Mr M’s injuries massively affected his quality of life.
An investigation found that Mr M’s employer was liable for his injuries. Mr M found a personal injury solicitor to represent his claim and the solicitor entered into negotiations. Although the defendant accepted liability for Mr M’s injuries, they did not accept the rate of damages that Mr M’s lawyer wished to sue for. The personal injury claim was then taken to court and the claimant was awarded £40,000 compensation for a broken cheekbone. This settlement included general damages (compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity he experienced) and special damages (compensation for financial losses he had experienced, such as his loss of income as a result of his injuries). Mr M was satisfied with the fractured cheekbone compensation amount awarded.
You can use our broken fractured cheekbone compensation calculator, to estimate what fractured cheekbone compensation amount you could be awarded for your injuries. Please be aware that our broken fractured cheekbone compensation calculator estimates general damages, but does not include special damages that could be awarded.
|Type Of Injury||Severity||Settlement||Notes|
|Fractures of Cheekbones||1||More serious cheekbone fractures which do require surgery. This may include paraesthesia of the cheeks or lips. Claimants may be left disfigured.||£9,570 to £14,810|
|Fractures of Cheekbones||2||Simpler cheekbone fractures which do require some degree of reconstructive surgery. There should be a full recovery and little to no cosmetic effect.||£4,080 to £6,060|
|Fractures of Cheekbones||3||This includes more simpler cheekbone fractures which do not need surgery and where the claimant recovers fully.||£2,180 to £2,810|
This is only an approximate amount of broken cheekbone compensation you could be awarded. For a more accurate estimate and to begin your broken or fractured cheekbone compensation claim, call Legal Helpline today to speak to an advisor.
This means that they will not have to pay an upfront solicitors fee. Instead, the solicitors fee will be deducted from their compensation package, if and when they win their claim. This makes no win no fee the more affordable option for many people making a personal injury claim. What’s more, there is less financial risk involved because you will not have to pay your solicitors fee in the unlikely scenario that you do not win your compensation claim.
Call Legal Helpline today to learn more about the benefits of making a no win no fee claim and to begin your broken cheekbone accident at work claim.
If you have suffered an accident at work or elsewhere that was not your fault, resulting in you suffering a zygomatic fracture (fractured cheekbone) or broken cheekbone, you could be owed a large sum of money in compensation. Contact Accident Claims UK today to see if you are entitled to claim compensation. If you have legitimate grounds to claim, we can provide you with a no win no fee solicitor who will start working on your case right away.
Call us today at 0161 6969 685, or use our online claims form to get in contact with us. If you are owed fractured cheekbone compensation, we will be happy to take on your claim.
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Trusted External Resources
A Fractured Cheekbone NHS Guide – This guide from the NHS looks at cheekbone fractures.
How Do I Know If I Have A Broken Bone? An NHS Guide – How to check if you have suffered a broken or fractured bone.
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