Skull Fracture Claim: The amount of compensation you can claim for typical skull fractures including a Le Fort facial fracture
Skull fracture claim solicitor sets out the most common types of fracture to the skull you can suffer in an accident, including the Le Fort fracture, basilar fracture and other facial bone fractures – including a blowout fracture, broken jaw and fractured nose – with examples of average compensation payouts for each type of fracture and free online specialist solicitor legal help with claiming compensation.
What are the most common types of skull fracture claim in the UK?
There are many different types of skull fracture which can be caused in accidents – the vast majority involve an impact to the front of the face.
The most common types of skull fracture claims include:
1. The Le Fort fracture
The Le Fort fracture is a specific type of fracture of the skull affecting the front of your face. The name was derived from a French surgeon known as Rene Le Fort.
There are three types of Le Fort fracture, which are as follows:
A. The Le Fort I type fracture which involves the bone above the upper teeth and the lower nose. It runs horizontally above the upper teeth including the lower orbitals of the nasal passage.
B. The Le Fort II type fracture running from the corners of both sides of the upper jaw diagonally to the eye sockets and horizontally across the top of the nasal passage.
C. The Le Fort III type fracture running from the top of the cheek bones up to the outer parts of the eye sockets, across the eye sockets in a n horizontal line meeting at the top of the septum and nasal passage.
Le Fort skull fracture claims are common following a car accident, in which passengers or drivers are not wearing a seatbelt and receive a full force frontal impact, such as on the steering wheel or structural support of the car.
2. Blowout fracture
A blowout fracture involves a fracture of the cheekbone and the walls or the floor of the eye socket / orbital. A blowout fracture is a common facial injury which can be caused by a punch or impact with a blunt instrument – it is most commonly encountered in assault or criminal injury claims.
3. Basilar Skull fracture
A basilar skull fracture involves a fracture to the base of the skull and is caused by a severe impact of your head.
The most typical skull fracture claim causing a basilar fracture, includes motor bike accident claims.
4. Other types of facial bone fracture claims
A fractured jaw (mandibular fracture) or broken nose (nasal fracture) are two such types of facial bone fracture claims – although these bones are not part of your skull.
How much compensation can you claim for your skull fracture claim?
The amount of compensation your skull fracture claim average payout is worth depends on the type of fracture – looking at the most common Le Fort fracture you could expect to recover an average money payout in 2017 and 2018 would be calculated between: £21,000 – £32,000
Specialist solicitor free legal help if you wish to make a skull fracture claim
If you have been involved in an accident causing a skull or facial fracture we offer a number of free online and telephone help options – including having your skull fracture claim assessed, discussing direct with our specialist solicitors or receiving a callback.
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