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How Much Compensation For Loss of Taste And Smell?

Loss of taste and smell has a huge impact on the quality and enjoyment of life. While personal injury claims involving a loss of taste or smell are rare, they do sometimes arise.  If you have lost your sense of taste and/or smell because of someone else’s actions, talk to us about compensation for loss of taste and smell.

Severe brain injuries affecting the nasal passages are one of the main reasons you may have lost these senses. Minor head injuries can also be a cause and in these circumstances, a full recovery is more likely. Infections within the mouth leading to nerve damage is another cause as is exposure to harmful and poisonous chemicals, often in a working environment.

Whether you’ve lost your sense of taste or sense of smell after a car accident or as a result of a mouth infection arising because of dental negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Compensation amounts for loss of smell and taste

Please use the below as a guide to give you an indication of how much compensation for loss of taste and smell you could be entitled to. The figures we have supplied are based on the latest version of the Judicial College general damages compensation guidelines:

Level of injury

Potential compensation

Complete loss of taste (ageusia) and total loss of smell (anosmia) £31,220
Total loss of smell with a substantial amount of taste loss £26,230 – £31,220
Cases where loss of smell occurs on its own £19,920 – £26,230
Loss of taste examined on its own £15,300 – £19,920

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Helping you with your compensation claim

Taste and smell are two senses which are inextricably linked. If a sense of smell is lost then it means some degree of loss in taste will exist. The condition means that you will be unable to detect flavours and at worst it can be life-threatening. If you cannot be alerted to warning signs of toxic or poisonous fumes then this is an obvious danger.

The compensation amounts in the table above are for your injury only. You may also be able to claim for financial losses you have experienced as a result of your injury. This might include loss of earnings if you have had to take time off work, travel expenses or prescription costs. Your solicitor will take these losses into account when calculating the value of your claim.

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You should prioritise your health first and foremost. If you believe that the accident was a result of negligence or breach of care by a third party then you could be awarded compensation and you should contact us as soon as possible.

Our expert team of no win, no fee solicitors have experience in a wide range of personal injury claims. We’ll walk you through the legal process every step of the way to ensure that it is a stress-free process that gets you the result you deserve.

To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team. 

Jefferies Solicitors has worked with many clients to claim personal injury compensation over the years. We have an understanding team of personal injury lawyers who appreciate the different circumstances which bring about a condition. Our expert solicitors will be able to assess the validity of your claim and give you an estimate of the settlement you could expect to receive for your loss of taste and smell.

If you are considering making a claim, please contact us for more details on how much compensation for loss of taste and smell, we will discuss what has happened to you and if you will be able to make a claim. Call us on 0800 342 3206 or get in touch online.

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