Injuries To The Senses Compensation
Any accident or injury which causes loss or impairment of any of your senses will have potentially devastating consequences for the victim. Regardless of whether your sight, hearing, sense of touch, taste or smell is affected you could make a claim for compensation provided that the injuries to your senses are caused by the negligence of a third party and not your own and provided that third party owes you a duty of care.
The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on the seriousness of the injury and you will receive more compensation for a total loss of one or more senses when compared to a temporary loss or injury. The following are some examples of the amount of compensation you could claim:
• loss of sight (in one eye) – up to £43,000
• hearing loss (in one ear) – up to £30,000
• loss of smell – up to £21,600
• loss of taste – up to £15,000
In addition to the above you can also make a claim for any expenses that you have incurred or will have to incur such as medical bills, care costs, alterations to the home, loss of income and so on. You should however ensure you make your claim within three years of the date of the injury and before their 21st birthday in the case of a child.
if you would like to make a claim for an injury to your senses then you should seek the advice of a personal injury solicitor** in Manchester who will be able to make a claim on your behalf on a no win no fee* basis. As you may be aware, this means that you will not have to pay for your legal fees regardless of whether you win or lose.
Please note you may however be responsible for the other side’s costs if you lose and you will have to pay your own disbursements such as court fees. Your personal injury solicitor** in Manchester will discover insurance options with you to protect you from having to pay out large sums of legal fees to the other side.
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