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.
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.
Compensation amounts for loss of taste and smell
Please use the below as a guide to give you an indication of how much compensation for loss of taste and smell:
- If you have complete loss of taste (Ageusia) and total loss of smell (Anosmia), your claim will be in the region of £31,220
- If you have experienced total loss of smell with a substantial amount of taste loss, £26,230 – £31,220 are the kinds of fees you can anticipate
- In cases where loss of smell occurs on its own, compensation brackets are between £19,920 and £26,230
- Loss of taste is around £15,300 to £19,920 when examined on its own
Helping you with your loss of taste and smell 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 differing 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.