Injuries To The Senses
If you have been injured in the last three years, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. The amount you are able to claim depends on the type and severity of your injury. Personal Injury Claims Aberdeen can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Our compensation guide outlines the levels of compensation for some of the most common types of injury.
Compensation For Injuries To Sight And Hearing
These types of injury rank among the most serious and most detrimental to life. The injury suffered does not need to be particularly severe to damage sensitive organs such as the eye and the inner ear.
Compensation For Blindness
Total Blindness and Deafness
In the region of £265,000
These injuries are in the eyes of the law “must be considered as ranking with the most devastating injuries”.
In the region of £175,000
Again, this is among the most serious of all imaginable injuries. As such compensation is particularly high.
Loss If Sight In One Eye And Reduced Vision In The Other Eye.
£63,000 – £118,000
This will be awarded if there is a risk of deterioration in the remaining ‘good’ eye.
£42,000 – £69,500
This is considered appropriate where there is reduced vision in the remaining eye and there is additional damage to the sight, e.g. double vision.
Total Loss Of One Eye
£36,000 – £43,000
The court will take into account the age of the sufferer and the ‘cosmetic’ effect of the injury.
Loss Of Sight In One Eye
£32,250 – £36,000
Serious Loss of Vision
£15,500 – £25,750
This is awarded if there is serious but not total loss of vision and there is no risk of loss of vision in the other eye/ There may be continuing double vision.
Minor, Permanent Impairment Of Vision In One Eye
£8,250 – £13,750
Minor Eye Injuries
£2,600 – £5,750
Transient Eye Injuries
£1,450 – £2,600
These are cases in which there is normally complete recovery within a relatively short time frame.
Compensation For Deafness
In law, deafness means total or partial hearing loss. When arriving at a conclusion about a potential award, a court will consider: whether the injury is ‘instant or occurs over a period of time; whether the injury is suffered at a young age (and thus affects development) or is suffered in later life; whether there is an affect on balance.
Total Deafness and Loss of Speech
£72,000 – £92,000
This level of compensation will be awarded where deafness has occurred at an early age and has had an effect on development.
£59,500 – £72,000
The higher end of this bracket will be awarded where there is tinnitus and/or a speech deficit
Total Loss of Hearing in One Ear
£20,500 – £30,000
The higher end of this bracket will be awarded where there are symptoms such as dizziness or tinnitus
Partial Hearing Loss
£4,850 – £30,000
This is a wide bracket, and usually covers cases where there has been exposure to noise over a prolonged period. Existence of tinnitus will be taken into account, as will the age of the sufferer.
Injuries To Senses solicitors Aberdeen
If you or a loved one has suffered the injuries described above, and someone else is to blame, contact us today.
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