Injuries involving total loss of vision and hearing combined are considered as one of the most serious kinds of injuries. Awards in the region of £297,000 with 10% uplift in the region of £326,700 can be made. Total loss of sight only can result in an award in the region of £197,000 with 10% uplift in the region of £217,250
For a loss of sight in one eye with reduced vision in the other awards vary from £47,000 to £132,000 with 10% uplift £51,700 - £145,200 depending on risk to the remaining eye and any additional problems e.g double vision.
If your accident has resulted in the total loss of one eye the award ranges from £40,300 to £48,200 with 10% uplift £44,330 - £53,020. However, if you just lose the sight in one eye the award level reduces to £36,200 to £40,300 with 10% uplift £39,820 - £44,330. For permanent but not complete loss of sight in one eye the awards range from £6,700 - £28,750 with 10% uplift £7,370 - £31,625 depending on the extent of the damage.
For minor injuries such as being struck in the eye, exposure to smoke, splashed in the eye etc. or transient eye injuries where you are likely to recover completely, the award range is £1,620 to £6,400 with 10% uplift £1,782 - £7,040.
When considering hearing loss, the term deafness is used to describe both total or partial hearing loss.
Total deafness and loss of speech can result in an award of £80,600 to £103,250 with 10% uplift £88,660 - £113,575. For the total loss of hearing in one ear, the award range is £23,000 to £33,500 with 10% uplift £25,300 - £36,850. Partial hearing loss is sometimes referred to as Tinnitus. Tinnitus is usually related to exposure to noise over a period of time. Awards for Tinnitus range from £5,150 to £9,250 with 10% uplift £5,665 - £10,175 for slight damage, through to £21,800 to £33,500 with 10% uplift £23,980 - £26,850 for severe Tinnitus.
Taste & Smell:
Injuries that affect your ability to taste and smell can result in awards from £14,100 to £18,350 with 10% uplift £15,510 - £20,185 for just loss of taste, to in the region of £28,750 with 10% uplift £31,625 for a total loss of taste and smell.