Taste Smell Injury: The amounts of compensation you can claim in the UK for loss of or damage to the two connected senses of taste and smell
Taste smell injury compensation claims: Find out how your sense of taste and smell both form part of a body chemical system with solicitor calculations of how much compensation you can claim for damage to these two senses, including loss of either sense and damage and loss of both taste and smell.
What is your sense of taste?
You are able to taste when chemical substances make contact with your nerve receptors which transmit an impulse to the brain, which interprets them as tastes of different kind.
The taste receptors are in your mouth (on your tongue), in the back of your throat and in your nasal cavities.
What is your sense of smell?
Your sense of smell is based on odours being detected by receptor cells at the back of the nose. This information is sent to your brain via nerves in the olfactory system.
Are your senses of taste and smell linked?
“Yes” – both senses of taste and smell are linked through your body’s chemical sensing system.
It is therefore very often the case that injury to the chemical sensing system can have an effect on both your sense and smell.
Examples of compensation amounts for damage or injury to your senses of taste and smell
Below are examples of amounts you can claim for pain and suffering when you have your senses of taste and smell damaged in an accident. Please note, in addition to the compensation for pain and suffering you can claim for your taste smell injury a further sum for your financial losses (known as special damages).
- 1. Loss of your sense of taste average claim payouts
The amount you can claim for loss of your sense of taste would be calculated between: £16,000 – £22,000
- 2. Loss of your sense of smell compensation amounts
If you have lost your sense of smell how much you can claim would typically be calculated between: £22,000 – £29,000
- 3. Loss of your sense of smell with also a significant loss of your sense of taste
The compensation payouts you can recover for the total loss of your sense of smell coupled with a significant damage to your sense of taste would lead to taste smell injury compensation amounts of between: £29,000 – £34,000
- 4. Injury compensation calculator for total loss of both taste and smell
The average payout you could expect for pain and suffering for a total loss of both senses of taste and smell would be in the region of: £34,500
Sense of Taste And Smell Injury Claim Compensation Amounts Summary
In this article you have seen how to calculate the amount of compensation you can claim for injury to and loss of your senses of smell and taste.
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