There can be serious implications to the injured person in both the short and long term. Fractures and dislocation of the jaw will cause difficulties in opening the mouth and chewing, making it hard to eat and communicate clearly. Such injuries also impact on personal hygiene and cause great discomfort and difficulty in teeth brushing. Jaw injuries can include damage to the teeth, disfigurement and nerve damage.
Table of contents:
- Common types of jaw injury
- Am I eligible to claim?
- Compensation amounts for jaw injuries
- How do I start my claim?
- Your questions answered
Common types of jaw injury
Any heavy impact injury to the front or side of the head can cause a dislocation or fracture of the jaw. Such injuries should be presented at hospital or to a GP at the earliest opportunity, as difficulties with eating and speaking are likely to require attention.
Jaw injury claim settlement values will be based on supporting evidence. This highlights the importance of seeking urgent medical attention to ensure that adequate medical evidence is in place. This will greatly support a specialist solicitor in their pursuit of a claim.
Jaw injuries can be caused in almost any type of accident and also include:
- Soft tissue jaw injuries
- Clicky jaw
- Numbness and nerve damage
- Muscle tears
Am I eligible to claim?
Any person who has suffered an injury to their jaw in a non-fault accident, due to the negligence of another person or organisation, can seek to make a claim for compensation. There is a time limit, though. The accident must have happened less than 3 years ago unless the person is under 21 years old.
At Direct2Compensation we know your rights and can help you to understand the requirements needed to succeed with a claim for jaw injury compensation. As with all claims, it will greatly improve the prospects of succeeding if the details of the injury and accident have been properly reported and recorded and that medical attention has been sought.
Our specialist solicitors will work hard to give you the best chance of succeeding with your claim and will make sure that the following steps are taken during the claims process:
- Represent your best interests
- Obtain accident book entries or accident report details
- Obtain witness statements to corroborate the claim
- Obtain medical records and treatment history
- Obtain a medical experts report regarding your jaw injury
Compensation amounts for jaw injuries
The following is a guide to awards for the injury only, excluding lost income and expenses, so your final compensation amount could be much higher.
|Severity of injury||Compensation amount|
|Serious multiple fractures requiring surgery, with prolonged treatment and permanent consequences||£23,175 - £38,060|
|Serious jaw fracture with permanent consequences||£13,650 - £25,490|
|Simple fracture requiring immobilisation but with a complete recovery||£4,900 - £7,320|
Starting your jaw injury claim
Our friendly well trained staff know your rights and can help you to understand whether you can make a claim for jaw injury compensation. We’ll guide you through our easy to understand No Win No Fee claims process and help you make sure that you have taken the appropriate steps so that our specialist solicitors can give you the best chance of succeeding with your claim.