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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. 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


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 warning signs of toxic or poisonous fumes then this is an obvious danger.

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 size 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. Call us on 0800 342 3206 or get in touch online.

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