Jaw Injury Compensation Claims
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- Jaw Injury Compensation Claims
- What Are Some of the Most Common Jaw Injuries?
- What Compensation Can You Claim for Suffering?
- Can You Claim Compensation for Loss of Earnings?
- What’s a Rough Estimate for Claiming on Loss of Earnings?
- Jaw Injury Compensation Claims Calculator
Jaw Injury Compensation Amounts
Jaw Injury Compensation Claims
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.
What Are Some of the Most Common Jaw Injuries?
Some of the most common jaw injuries are a fractured jaw, a dislocated jaw, a broken jaw and jaw cancer. Although this not an exhaustive list, this is a list of the most common cases we deal with when it comes to jaw injuries. If you wish to find out more, why not get in touch with our experts today?
What Compensation Can You Claim for 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.
Can You Claim Compensation for Loss of Earnings?
Yes! 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.
What's a Rough Estimate for Claiming on Loss of Earnings?
Here’s a rough guide:
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.
Jaw Injury Compensation Claims Calculator
If you have suffered with a jaw injury and have been going through a loss of amenity or suffering for a significant amount of time, you could be eligible to make a claim. Your compensation will depend on a variety of factors. However, you can Use Tylers’ simple jaw injury compensation calculator below!
Minor Jaw Injury Compensation Amounts
|In these instances, you may have suffered from a minor jaw injury that lasted no longer than a couple of weeks. While it is possible to claim for minor jaw injuries, we will need substantial evidence to back up your claim. Call us today if you would like to find out more!|
Simple Jaw Fracture Compensation Amounts
|The jaw area is a very sensitive part of the body and excruciating pain can happen from even a simple jaw fracture. If you’ve gone through a great deal of pain that’s led you to be absent from work or other standard activities, get in touch with us today.|
|Up to £7,700|
Serious Broken Jaw Compensation Amounts
|In these instances, jaw injuries are more serious and can affect your daily quality of life. These types of injuries aren’t clean or simple and can lead to symptoms such as struggling to eat and moving the lower jaw flexibly. You can often claim for higher compensation in this category.|
|£19,000 to £37,500|
Multiple Fracture Compensation Amounts
|This type of jaw injury is by far the worst one you can suffer from as it’s the most painful and long-lasting. This injury may lead to several operations and on-going symptoms of pain and suffering. If left too long without treatment, it’s possible that it can also lead to arthritis.|
|Up to £40,000|
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
How Will I Know If I'm Elligble For a Claim?
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.
Where Can I Access Further Information About Jaw Injuries?
If you want to find out more information about the different types of jaw injuries, how it can impact you and much more, we have linked some reliable sources below for you to look over before you call us and making a claim. Here they are:
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We Accept Nationwide Jaw Injury Compensation Claims
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we are proud to offer a complete range of legal services, including jaw injury compensation claims. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts are just a phone call away from helping you to start your claim for compensation. For more information, don’t hesitate to call us directly on 0800 699 0079. Alternatively, you can also email any questions or concerns you might have through our simple online contact form. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
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