Jaw Injury Compensation Claim
A broken jaw compensation claim is broken down into two parts. The first part is compensation for your loss of amenity, pain and suffering, which can vary from person to person. The second part the claim is a loss of earnings and medical expenses, which are usually much easier to calculate if you have been keeping on top of your earnings.
If you have been subject to a jaw injury that was not your fault, then you may be eligible to claim compensation. Please call Tylers Solicitors today on 0800 699 0079, and we can then take you through your jaw injury compensation claim.
A jaw injury falls under a ‘dental claim’ in UK tort law. A dental claim is a compensation for damage or injury to your gums, teeth, roots or your jaw as a result of either an accident or negligence. If your injury was due to a criminal injury, such as ABH or GBH, you do not need to prove negligence, only that an act of violence occurred.
- Fractured Jaw
- Dislocated Jaw
- Broken Jaw
- Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
- Jaw Cancer
- Basal Bone
- The Mandible (Lower Jaw)
- The Maxilla (Upper Jaw)
Injuries to the jaw can happen in many different ways. Some common reasons are due to trauma to the face, such as being physically assaulted, or due to negligent dental treatment. Road traffic accidents are also common in jaw injury claims, as you may bang your head against the wheel which may have caused your broken jaw.
If your broken jaw is a result of dental negligence, which is considered a failure in a duty of care, you will be liable to claim compensation for your injuries in the eyes of the law. To establish whether a duty of care has been breached, your solicitor should follow a three-part test, which follows:
- The harm must be reasonably foreseeable
- There must be a degree of proximity between the defendant and the plaintiff
- It should be ‘fair, just and reasonable’ to impose a degree of liability.
If you are unsure of whether or not you are liable to put in a compensation claim for your jaw, you should contact a professional solicitor who will be able to give you sound, legal advice on how to go about processing your claim, and approximately how much you should expect to receive.
As stated above, there are two main types of compensation that will be awarded as part of your arm injury.
1. Compensation for your loss of amenity and pain/suffering:
This compensation describes what the courts have decided as an acceptable amount for jaw injuries. For this to be established, you will visit a medical professional who will examine you, and your injury. They will discuss and evaluate how long your recovery will be, and whether or not there are likely to be any further complications.
The solicitor will then use this to draft up a basic sum of how much to award you. They usually look for other cases which have been won in the past.
2. Compensation for your loss of earnings:
This compensation covers any financial losses you have occurred due to a result of your injury. For example, if you have had to have time from work to recover from your broken jaw, you can claim the income back. You can also claim any expenses such as mileage and medical treatments you have had to pay due to your injury. If necessary, you can also claim back the expenses of nursing help, if a friend or family member has helped to look after you whilst recovering.
These are usually much easier to calculate if you have been keeping on top of your loss of earnings.
As a rough guide, if you have a general fracture of the jaw, that has some ongoing complications (such as missing teeth, having to get a crown fitted, etc.from ), you should expect to receive around £4000 to £29000.
If you have lost any teeth due to your jaw injury, you should add on approximately £700 to £1150 per missing tooth to your final amount of compensation.
Get in Touch with Tylers Solicitors for No-Win, No-Fee Jaw Injury Compensation Claims
Solicitors in the north-west have had a success rate at winning compensation claims for a jaw injury, as they are usually fairly straightforward in establishing the causation of the injury and who is liable for the injury.
If you have suffered an injury to your jaw that wasn’t your fault, be sure to contact a solicitor for impartial advice on how to process your claim. Call Tylers Solicitors today on 0800 699 0079.
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