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You can make a jaw injury compensation claim for an accident that wasn't your fault

As well as being extremely painful, jaw injuries can stop you from being able to carry on with your day-to-day life, especially if you've got a fractured or broken jaw. But even if you have suffered a minor injury, you may need to adapt the way you move your jaw, potentially causing difficulty with drinking, eating and speaking.

After suffering from an injury that wasn't your fault, you might be feeling frustrated and unsure of what to do next. It may be that you are the victim of an assault or you were in a road traffic accident that led to your jaw injury. 

Making a no win no fee jaw injury compensation claim might not be the first thing on your mind after an accident, but it can help you get the apology, compensation and closure you need to move on. We understand that you've been through a lot and want to help. We'll give you free, impartial advice about making a claim, whether you're making a jaw injury claim, or you want compensation for the assault that led to your broken jaw.

Contact us on or if you prefer, just fill in our secure online form and we'll call you back. We'll be able to let you know whether we think you may be eligible to make a claim and can answer any questions you might have.

What are the different types of jaw injuries?

The most common type of jaw injury is a fractured or broken jaw. These can take months to heal and can also cause problems such as your jaw not aligning properly, your teeth not fitting together properly, or not being able to open your mouth all the way.

Another common accident injury is jaw dislocation. If you've suffered a dislocated jaw once, you have a higher chance of suffering another dislocation in the future. It can be acutely painful and involve damage to the surrounding soft tissues that can take time to heal.

In addition to these jaw injuries, there are other types that might apply to what happened to you:

  • Damage to the ligaments and tendons
  • Damage to the upper or lower jaw bones
  • Nerve damage.

If you've suffered any of the above because of an accident that wasn't your fault, it's likely you can make a no win no fee jaw injury claim. Get in touch with our team and we'll be able to tell you if we think you can pursue compensation for your injury. 

If your claim goes ahead, the solicitor we connect you with will value your claim precisely. However, if you'd like to get an idea what you could get for your broken jaw, our compensation calculator will give you a rough estimate.


Jaw injuries can be caused by many different accident types. The specific details of what happened will be unique to you, and it's likely that you need time to recover from what you've been through. 

There are some common causes of jaw injuries. 

We understand that some cases can be complex. For instance, rather than a fall or a trip being the cause of your injury, it may be that you've suffered damage due to dental negligence

  • This is a type of medical negligence that can lead to painful jaw or mouth injuries. 
  • Most dentists work to a very high standard, but sometimes negligence does happen. For example, dental implants can lead to nerve damage, and negligent treatment can cause damage to your teeth or gums.

Can I make a jaw injury claim after an unprovoked assault or a hit and run?

Yes you can. For example, if you were the victim of an unprovoked and traumatic assault, you may still be having flashbacks and feeling emotionally affected by what you've been through. In this case, seeking compensation for GBH that causes a broken jaw can be the first step towards getting your life back.

There's a special no win no fee process for victims of violent crime.

  • If you're eligible, your solicitor will handle your claim through a government department called the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority - called CICA for short. 
  • If this has been your experience, your solicitor will guide you through what happens. 

Similarly, if you've suffered a jaw injury in a hit and run road traffic accident where the driver was untraceable or uninsured, there's a special no win no fee process to help you secure compensation. 

  • In these circumstances, your solicitor will handle your claim through the Motor Insurers' Bureau
  • It's the special organisation set up by UK motor insurance firms to help people injured on the road in such complicated and often traumatic circumstances.

How can jaw injury compensation help me?

Unfortunately, it can take a long time to recover from a jaw injury, especially if you've broken it. You may be feeling lonely or stuck at home, particularly if you're not well enough to go to work.

In some cases, jaw injuries can even have life-changing consequences. For example, you may have been left with facial numbness, permanent nerve damage, scarring or disfigurement. We know just how upsetting this can be. If the accident that caused your injury was traumatic, you might find that you are suffering mentally too.

Whatever the cause of your injured or broken jaw, you'll need time to get back on track and it's likely that you will want to seek support. If your injury happened within the past three years and was someone else's fault, we may be able to help you make a broken jaw injury claim


We understand why you want to make a jaw injury compensation claim. To start the process, we'll ask you to explain at your own pace and in your own way who you think was responsible and why it was their fault. For instance, it means you need to show that you were assaulted by someone else, you were involved in an accident that you weren't responsible for or that your dentist acted negligently.    

If you're wondering how to go about proving this, get in touch with us. We'll find out what happened and let you know if you could make a successful claim. When you call us, there's never any pressure. Our friendly, legally-trained advisors will listen carefully to what you've been through and answer the questions you have. If we think you may be eligible to start the jaw injury claims process, the decision is entirely up to you.


Is there a time limit for claiming for broken or fractured jaw compensation?

There is a time limit in place, so it's worth speaking to us as soon as you can if you want to make a claim. These claims usually need to be made within three years of when the accident occurred. We recommend starting the jaw injury claims process as quickly as possible after the incident as the details of your accident will be fresh in your mind.  

There are certain situations where the three-year time limit may differ. If you were under 18 when your accident happened, you can make a claim any time from your 18th birthday to your 21st birthday as a legal adult. Another situation where this applies is if you also suffered severe head and/or brain injuries that meant you lacked the psychological capacity to claim. Here, you may also have longer to seek compensation and a loved one may be able to make the claim for you as a ‘litigation friend'.

To make sure that you're absolutely clear on the time limits, we'll advise you about how long you have left to pursue a broken jaw settlement. If you have any questions or you're nearing the three-year cut-off, get in touch with our team.


Frequently asked questions...


Yes, of course. Our helpline, our own law firm, the law firms we work with around the country and all insurers are operating as pretty much as normal with many people working securely from home. There may be some minor delays - for example if your ankle injury compensation claim needs a court hearing. However, much of the work is carried out by phone, email and using the government's internet claims system anyway, so things are as close to business as usual as they can be.

Contact us first and we'll check your grounds to claim and then connect you with one of our specialist solicitors if you want to proceed.

Yes, you can. If they're under 18, you'll need to make the claim on their behalf. This is called being a litigation friend as is usually done by a parent, guardian or other responsible adult. You can also act as a litigation friend if your loved one has been so seriously injured that they are unable to make the claim themselves.

No. National Accident Helpline is a brand that belongs to the personal injury legal practice National Accident Law. We're regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the independent professional ethics body that licenses all solicitors in England and Wales. Our SRA number is 655606.

Claims management companies (CMCs) are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). CMCs do not have their own legal practices. 

We process personal injury claims as part of National Accident Law. We also work with a national network of specialist personal injury legal firms who we vet very carefully to provide you with the best possible customer experience.

With us, you're in safe and highly-capable hands.

How much compensation will I get for a broken jaw injury? 

We can't tell you how much compensation you could get if you win your broken jaw injury claim. This is because it depends on the circumstances, which are invariably unique to your experience. 

We look at different factors to establish how much compensation you might get if your case is successful. This will cover:

  • How severe your injuries are
  • Any financial losses you've had as a result of your injury, including lost earnings
  • How the incident has impacted on your life
  • Costs that you've had to cover that relate to your injury, such as medical bills
  • If the incident has impacted on your mental health 

The official compensation guidelines are set by The Judicial College, part of the The Ministry of Justice. They provide the range of compensation figures for all types of accident injury, Here are some examples of compensation ranges for jaw injuries.

Jaw injury typeCompensation amount
Serious multiple fractures to the jaw requiring prolonged treatment£28,610 to £42,730
Serious fractures causing permanent difficulty with opening mouth or eating£16,860 to £28,610
Simple fracture requiring immobilization but a full recovery is made£6,060 to £8,200

For an estimate of how much compensation you could receive for your fractured or broken jaw, our online compensation calculator will give you an idea. It's a free service: just answer a few short questions and it'll give you an idea of the level of compensation to which you may be entitled.


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Whether you have suffered a broken jaw after an assault and want to make a claim, or you've injured your jaw in a car accident and want to know if you can seek compensation, we're here to help. Begin the process by getting in touch with us to find out whether we think you can make a claim. 

Simply contact us for free on . We'll be happy to offer advice and can answer your questions. You can also complete the callback form below and we'll be in touch at a time that suits you. 

During your call with us, we'll speak with you about your accident and injury so we can get a clearer idea of what happened. There's no obligation to go ahead with a claim. If you do take the next steps, we'll choose the right solicitor for your case and put you in touch with them. We can usually pass you over to them on the same call if you prefer.

Your solicitor will talk you through the claims process before your claim begins. They'll decide if they can take on your claim and make sure you know exactly what to expect before getting things underway.

You'll know what is happening at every stage of the process and we'll work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. At National Accident Helpline, you're in safe hands trusted by people right across the UK.



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