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Cheekbone Fracture Claim: Average Claim Payouts For Broken Zygomatic / Malar Facial Bones

Discover what a cheekbone fracture claim is; the different types of accident that can cause a broken cheekbone; examples of average compensation payouts for fractured cheekbones of differing severity.

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We start with an average payout table of cheekbone fractured claims from the minor to the severe.

Table Of Cheekbone Fracture Claim Payouts In 2023

Our table of cheekbone fracture claims gives a brief summary of the compensation amounts you can expect for pain and suffering for differing degrees of broken cheekbone injuries.

Remember – in addition to compensation for pain and suffering you can claim compensation for financial loss and expense.

Cheekbone FractureCompensation Payout
Simple fracture
£2,300 – £3,000
Reconstructive surgery
£4,300 – £6,500
£10,000 – £16,000

Watch out – we recommend reading our article in full for a detailed description of how these settlement figures are calculated.

What is a cheekbone fracture claim?

The cheekbones are two small prominent bones of your cheeks – they are on either side of the face under each of your eyes.

The cheekbone is also known as the zygomatic bone, malar bone or malar.

The most common injury to the cheekbone is a fracture or break.

If someone (or some business or body) can be shown to be legally at fault for your injury – you could be entitled to make a cheekbone fracture claim for compensation.

Watch out – speak to a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to help you determine whether another party is at fault.

What are common accidents which can give rise to cheekbone injuries?

There are many types of accident which can cause injury to your cheekbones. Some examples of accidents which can lead to a broken or fractured cheekbone claim, include:

Motorcycle road traffic accident

Motorcyclists are more prone to injury then many other road users using large vehicles. If you are knocked of your motor bike in a RTA and hit the floor – you will often suffer various head and facial injuries, including a broken or fractured cheekbone.

Pedestrian hit by a car

Pedestrians are the most vulnerable of road users and are often launched into the air when hit by a car, leading to multiple injuries – including facial injuries.

Car driver and passenger accidents

High speed crashes between cars and other motor vehicles can lead to facial injuries to both driver and passenger. Typically as a driver you can hit your face against the steering wheel, whilst passengers can collide with the dash board and head rests (if rear seat passengers) causing broken malar cheekbones.

broken cheekbone car accident
Broken Cheekbone Car Accident

Work accident – slips / trips and falling objects

Gravity is a formidable foe, which you will know if you have tripped and not managed to put your hands out to break your fall. Many people who fall unexpectedly, as at work (due to spillages, slippery surfaces or tripping hazards) can hit the floor with their face causing head and facial injuries, including fractured cheekbones.

Workers may be hit by falling objects, as on a building site, which can cause head and facial injuries.

Supermarket and pavement trips and falls

Spillages in supermarkets and objects left on the floor are a real hazard to customers – a slip, trip or fall at a supermarkets can lead to many types of injury, including a broken cheekbones.

In the same way defects in the pavement, which present a tripping hazard – can lead to very serious injuries especially to older members of the public.

Fractured and broken cheekbone claims are very common injuries in pavement highway trip accidents.

Malar augmentation or reconstruction clinical negligence

Some medical procedures involve reconstructing your cheekbones – clinical negligence can lead to fractures and other types of cheekbone injury claims.

What about criminal assaults?

Criminal assault will very often lead to a fractured cheekbone. If the assault was done by an employee in the course of his employment and employer might found to be liable through vicarious liability.

Should an employer be at fault – then the claim can be valued in the same way as other accidents, but…

Watch out – criminal assault that is not part of someone’s employment would lead to a claim via the criminal injuries compensation authority. The assessment of how much a fractured cheekbone is worth in criminal injuries is dependent on a tariff scheme – in which specific injury attract a fixed amount of compensation.

Unfortunately, criminal injury claims typically attract far less compensation than payouts for personal injury claims as set out in this article.

How much are average compensation payouts for fractured cheekbones?

The amount of average compensation payouts for your pain and suffering for a fractured cheekbone claim depends on the severity of your cheekbone injury, some examples for settlements calculated in 2023, include:

Simple cheekbone fracture claim average payout

If you suffer a simple fracture to your cheekbone resulting in a complete recovery and no requirement for surgery you can expect an average claim payout calculator of between £2,300 – £3,000.

Broken cheekbone requiring reconstructive surgery

If your you suffer a simple fracture to your cheekbone requiring surgery to reconstruct the malar bone, but you do not suffer long-term effects after the surgery – your cheekbone fracture claim settlement amount is likely to be calculated between £4,300 – £6,500.

Broken cheekbones requiring surgery with permanent disfigurement

The worst type of cheekbone fracture claim will not only require surgery, but even after surgery you might be left disfigured. For such cases – average claim payouts are likely to be worth between £10,000 – £16,000.

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