How much is my taste or smell loss claim worth?
Every claim is different, but claims for the loss of your sense of taste or smell could pay anything from £15,300 to £34,340 if it was someone else's fault. Find out more with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay anything?
We are absolutely committed to offering No Win No Fee claims. This means you will never be out of pocket because of your loss of taste or smell claim. We only get a fee when we win rightful compensation on your behalf. This offers all of our clients the peace of mind you deserve, which is why we handle around 98% of our cases as No Win No Fee claims.
Will I have to have a medical for my taste or smell loss claim?
Yes. To make sure we can claim all of the compensation you're entitled to, we will usually send you to see a specialist who can perform tests to see exactly what smells or tastes you can no longer recognise. This provides us with essential evidence to help pursue your claim, in order for us to claim the full amount that you are entitled to.
Will I have to go to court for my taste or smell impairment claim?
In most cases, your Claims Direct lawyers will make a claim directly against the person or business responsible for your loss of taste or smell. Where your impairment is because of a car crash, this would mean claiming against another driver's insurance, or if it happened in the workplace, we would deal with your employer. Some claims will mean having to go to court, but this is quite rare.
What can I claim for?
Where you have suffered the loss of senses such as taste or smell and someone else is to blame, the main thing that your compensation claim will be based on is the pain and suffering you have suffered as a result of the accident leading to your loss of taste and / or smell as well as the future affect on your life. Additionally any losses you have incurred as a result of the accident, such as loss of earnings, medication, etc.
Who's to blame for my loss of taste or smell?
While some people lose their sense of taste or smell as the result of illness, most of the claims we handle are caused by:
- Head injuries: often due to car accidents or workplace falls
- Chemical injuries: caused by dangerous substances in the workplace
- Clinical negligence: where the senses have been damaged by an ear, nose or throat operation
These causes are all very different, but share one common factor: they mean that someone else is at fault for your loss of taste or smell. If this has happened to you as the result of an incident in the last three years, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your loss. Talk to one of our friendly advisors about starting a No Win No Fee claim now on 0800 175 7900.