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Facial Fracture Claim

At Coleman Legal LLP, we understand the complexities of facial fracture claims. With our experienced legal team by your side, we work tirelessly to secure the rightful compensation you deserve, ensuring your voice is heard.

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    Facial fractures claims

    Facial fracture claims in Ireland refer to legal cases where individuals seek compensation for injuries involving fractures to the bones in the face. These fractures can occur in various areas, such as the frontal facial bones, facial bones as a whole, nose or nasal complex, cheekbones, and jaws. The severity of the fracture and its resulting consequences, such as permanent damage, deformity, breathing difficulties, nerve damage, or eating restrictions, can affect the compensation awarded. These claims aim to provide financial restitution for the physical and emotional impact caused by facial fractures, helping individuals recover and restore their quality of life.

    Compensation amount

    1. Le fort fractures of frontal facial bones

    Compensation range: €50,000-€80,000

    2. Multiple fractures of facial bones

    Involving some permanent facial deformity. Compensation range: €25,000-€50,000

    3. Fractures of nose or nasal complex

    • Serious or multiple fractures requiring operations and resulting in permanent damage: Includes airway difficulties, breathing problems, nerve or tear duct damage, or facial deformity. Compensation range: €25,000-€50,000
    • Displaced fracture requiring surgery and complete recovery: Dependent on symptoms such as breathing difficulties. Compensation range: €10,000-€25,000
    • Displaced fracture requiring manipulation and full recovery in less than six months: Award should be towards the lower end of the bracket. Compensation range: €3,000-€5,000
    • Simple undisplaced fracture with full recovery: Compensation range: €500-€3,000

    4. Fractures of cheekbones

    • Serious fractures requiring surgery and resulting in lasting Consequences. Includes cheek or lip paraesthesia or some degree of disfigurement. Compensation range: €25,000-€50,000
    • Simple fracture requiring reconstructive surgery with complete recovery and minimal cosmetic effects. Compensation range: €10,000-€25,000
    • Simple fracture of cheekbone requiring no surgery and achieving complete recovery. Compensation range: €500-€6,000

    5. Fractures of jaws

    • Very serious multiple fractures with prolonged treatment and permanent consequences. Includes severe pain, eating restrictions, paraesthesia, and the risk of arthritis in the joints. Compensation range: €50,000-€80,000
    • Serious fracture with permanent consequences. Includes difficulties in mouth opening or eating, or paraesthesia in the jaw area. Compensation range: €30,000-€60,000
    • Simple fracture requiring immobilisation with complete recovery. Compensation range: €3,000-€12,000

    Some potential causes

    Please note that these figures are provided as guidelines, and each case is treated uniquely by the court.

    • Road traffic accidents: Collisions, crashes, or accidents involving vehicles can cause severe facial skeletal injuries, including fractures to the facial bones. Road Accident
    • Falls: Slip and fall accidents, especially from heights or on hard surfaces, can result in facial skeletal injuries, such as fractures to the cheekbones, nose, or jaw. Read More
    • Workplace accidents: In industrial settings, construction sites, or other workplaces, incidents like falls, being struck by objects, or accidents involving heavy machinery can lead to facial skeletal injuries. Read More
    • Assaults: Physical assaults or violent attacks can result in facial skeletal fractures, particularly if the face is targeted or subject to forceful blows.
    • Sporting accidents: High-impact sports or contact sports can contribute to facial skeletal injuries, especially if proper protective gear is not worn. Read More

    The claim process

    1. Contact our facial fracture claim solicitor

    Our team of experienced solicitors in Ireland is here to assist you with your claim. We understand that facial fracture claims can be complex, and our solicitors will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

    2. The PIAB Application

    The first step in making a facial fracture claim in Ireland is to make an application to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB). PIAB handles claims related to workplace injuries, road traffic accidents, serious injuries, and accidents in public places.

    3. Submitting information and documents to PIAB

    Your solicitor will gather all the necessary evidence, including medical reports and expert reports, and submit them to PIAB on your behalf.

    4. Consent to assess the claim

    Once the application is submitted, PIAB will send a formal notification of the claim to the defendant(s). The defendant(s) have 90 days to indicate whether or not they consent to the assessment of the claim. If the defendant consents, PIAB will proceed with the assessment. If they decline, an Authorisation will be granted to allow the claimant to bring court proceedings.

    5. Claim assessment time

    If PIAB is assessing the claim, it usually takes around 9 months for them to issue their assessment. This assessment reflects the general and special damages awarded in respect of your claim. If both parties accept the assessment, PIAB will issue an Order to Pay, which must be discharged by the defendant(s) within 10 days. A settlement cheque will then be issued to the claimant.

    If either party rejects the assessment, an Authorisation will be granted by PIAB to bring court proceedings. Our expert solicitors will then work with you to ensure that your case is heard in court and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

    Statute of Limitations

    You have two years from the date of the accident within which to issue proceedings. If you are under 18, a separate set of rules apply, and we would recommend you contact our solicitors to discuss these. Learn more about the statute of limitation.

    Our team

    Coleman Legal LLP Team

    Our dedicated team has a collective experience of over 30 years, and we are ready to advise and assist you with your building site accident claim. Our team can guide you through the PIAB application and advise on the best course of action to take, to ensure you are awarded the fairest compensation for your individual case.

    At Coleman Legal LLP, we understand our client’s circumstances. We understand that because you are reading this part of our website, you have likely been involved in an accident and perhaps have been injured. It’s at times like this that you need the support of an experienced firm that can assist you with the practical issues that now confront you as a result of the fault of another. For example, you may need to understand your Social Welfare entitlements should you be out of work. Also, it’s important for you to know that your legal advisers will obtain all of the important Reports that may be required to ensure that you get the best outcome in your case.

    We provide a national service and can meet you locally to ensure that you have a voice and access to the best advice and resources that may be needed in your particular case. Our service is about you, the client and we speak plain English with no unnecessary legal jargon. Our teams have dealt with thousands of claims over many years and pride ourselves in our respectful and concerned approach to all of our clients.

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