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Work Related Loss of Senses

Millner and Knight handle all work-related compensation claims via our leading no win no charge costs agreements.

The sense of smell and taste can be affected in many different ways, yet both are evidently related, especially to taste itself. It is not commonly known that the taste buds in our mouth provide a basic sense of flavours and taste, but it is the ability to smell that broadens our sense of taste.

When it comes to traumatic brain injury there is a possibility that there will be damage to the nasal passages or the nerves in the nose and mouth or even the brain itself. The area of the brain that controls these senses sits on top of bony lumps within the skull and can be easily damaged during an accident.

The impairment of taste and smell is a common occurrence after sustaining traumatic brain injuries. Loss or changes in smell and taste are very common among victims of severe brain injury, and if it is because of the damage to the brain then recovery is very rare. These effects have been recorded in minor brain injuries cases to which the recovery rate is more successful. If you are able to overcome damage to your taste and/or smell senses, it generally happens within a few months.  Recovery after two years is also very rare.

Disorders of taste and Smell

Due to the complexity of the brain, the senses can be affected in different ways. Here are some common ones:

  • Anosmia: Total loss of smell
  • Hyposmia: Partial loss of smell
  • Dysosmia: Distortion in smell perception
  • Ageusia: Total loss of taste
  • Parageusia: Perceiving a bad taste in the mouth
  • Dysgeusia: Persistent abnormal taste

We have an extensive panel of compensation lawyers who can assist you with your loss of taste or smell claims. Our dedicated team at Millner and Knight can provide you with quality and efficient legal representation wherever you are in Queensland.


Mouth injuries or infections are one of the major causes of loss of taste and smell. Exposure to some types of chemicals or toxic fumes can also contribute to a loss of senses.

If you are exposed to toxic fumes or dangerous chemicals at work it is a high possibility that these are the cause of your loss of smell or taste. Whether it was employer negligence or accidental mislabelling hazardous materials, you have the right to claim compensation for your loss of senses.

How to get Started

You can call us on 1800 106 107 or request a callback. Once in contact, we will ask the right questions about your accident and injury details. When completed our friendly claims consultant will assist you in finding a specialist lawyer in your area. A lawyer will evaluate your case and let you know how successful your claim might be.