You can claim compensation for a jaw injury which wasn’t your fault
Not only are jaw injuries extremely painful, they can also stop you from being able to carry on with your day-to-day life. Even a minor jaw injury can cause difficulty drinking, eating and speaking.
After suffering from an injury that wasn’t your fault, you may be feeling frustrated and unsure what to do. Making a compensation claim might not be the first thing on your mind after an accident, but it can help you get the apology, money and closure you need to move on.
You can get in touch with us for free, impartial advice on 0800 376 0150. Or, if you prefer, you can fill in our secure online form and we’ll call you back. We’ll be able to let you know whether we think you can claim and can answer any questions you might have.
How compensation can help
Unfortunately, it can take a long time to recover from a jaw injury, especially if your jaw has been broken. 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.
Our specialist solicitors will take into consideration the full impact of your injury so that you can receive the money you need. This includes compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as any costs your injury has caused to you or your family.
For example, your solicitor will make sure you’re covered for:
- Lost earnings from time off work and savings you’ve had to dip into because of your time off
- Medical expenses, including prescription costs
- Any social activities, sports or hobbies you’ve missed out on
- The effect your injury has had on those close to you
For an estimate of how much compensation you could receive, you can try our free online compensation calculator.
Types of jaw injuries
The most commonly known jaw injury is a fractured or broken jaw. This 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.
Dislocations are also common and mean you’re more likely to suffer another dislocation in the future.
Other types of jaw injury might include:
- 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 compensation claim.
To find out whether you can claim and to get the advice you need, contact us for free on 0800 376 0150. We’ll never pressure you into starting a case – we’ll simply let you know whether we think you’re entitled to compensation and what the next steps are.
Causes of jaw injuries
Jaw injuries can be caused by many different types of accident. You may have hit your head in the sudden jolt of a road traffic accident, or have fallen in a slip or trip in a public place or at work.
No matter what caused your injury, if it happened within the past three years and was someone else’s fault we may be able to help you make a claim.
In some cases, dental negligence 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.
How to start a jaw injury claim
Starting a claim with us is easier than you may think. The first step is to get in touch with us to find out whether we think you can make a claim. You can contact us for free on 0800 376 0150 – we’ll be happy to offer advice and can answer your questions.
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, but 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.
Your solicitor will also talk to you for free before you start your case – they’ll make sure you know exactly what to expect, before getting in touch with the other party and negotiating on your behalf.