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Jaw Injury Compensation Claims

If you’ve suffered a jaw injury, you may experience not only physical pain but also trouble carrying out daily activities such as eating and drinking. Our jaw injury claims solicitors will strive to secure you compensation for your injury.

How To Make A Jaw Injury Claim

Start by contacting our team on 0800 056 4110 and we’ll arrange a free initial consultation for you. During this, we’ll ask some questions about how your injury happened, who you believe is it fault and how your life has changed.

If we believe you have a claim, we’ll approach the person or organisation you believe is at fault. If they accept responsibility, we’ll negotiate a compensation settlement for you that takes into account your pain, suffering and the impact on your life.

If we think you have a claim but the other party doesn’t admit responsibility, we’ll still fight for compensation for you – all the way to court if necessary.

Our legal specialists can help you to claim for:

  • Broken or damaged teeth
  • Damage to muscles, tendons or ligaments
  • Dislocated jaw
  • Broken jaw
  • Nerve damage.

The effects of a jaw injury vary from short-term pain and loss of income to life-changing impacts. Our client liaison teams will help you to claim not only for this physical damage, but for the trauma of long-term effects such as anxiety or facial disfigurement.

How Long Do You Have To Make A Jaw Injury Claim?

Many jaw injury claims are following criminal assault. For these claims, you’ll have two years from the date of the injury to make a claim. In non-criminal cases, you’ll have three years from the injury date to claim. While these time limits may be extended in some cases, we always encourage you to claim as soon as you’re well enough to do so.

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For A Jaw Injury?

There are no set compensation amounts for jaw injuries as every case is different. For example, broken jaw compensation will likely result in a larger settlement than for a broken tooth. We’ll determine your settlement by assessing:

  • The severity of your injury
  • Loss of earnings
  • The impact on your life, for example, confidence issues
  • Your potential need for ongoing treatment, such as cosmetic surgery.

We understand that the effects of a jaw injury go far beyond the physical damage – your self-image and confidence may also be affected. Our client liaison teams will help you access rehabilitation where appropriate, and we can also help you arrange counselling and interim compensation payments where applicable.

No Win No Fee Jaw Injury Claims

Most of our jaw injury claims are ‘no win, no fee’. This means that yours and your opponent’s legal fees are covered if you’re unsuccessful*. If you’re successful, your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any costs not paid by your opponent will be deducted from your final settlement.

Why Choose Us?

Our personal injury solicitors will deal with your claim sensitively and at your own pace. Our leading legal experts have decades of experience, and we’ve helped to secure billions of pounds in personal injury compensation.

We can help you access compensation to cover the cost of your treatment, your loss of earnings, and ongoing care such as counselling. We’ll provide guidance on rehabilitation where appropriate and help you get your life back on track after your accident.

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Jaw Injury Compensation Claims - More Information
    • What If I Don't qualify for no win no fee?
    • If your case doesn’t meet the no win, no fee criteria, there may be other options available to you.

      You may have Legal Expenses Insurance on your home insurance policy, for example, or you may be a member of a trade union which covers legal expenses. We’ll discuss the best options for you during your initial consultation. 

    • Who Will pay my compensation?
    • Very often, jaw injuries happen as a result of a violent criminal assault. In these cases, your claim will likely be settled through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), who are able to make settlements if the person who assaulted you has no means to pay.

      For workplace or road traffic accidents, your settlement will be paid by insurers, for example on an individual driver’s motor insurance. Similarly, if your injury occurred in public, the organisation responsible for your injury will likely pay you through an insurer.

      Dental negligence claims will either be against the NHS or a private medical provider.

    • Are there exceptions to the three-year time limit?
    • Adults can make claims for children up until their 18th birthday. If they reach 18 and a claim hasn’t been made for them, they can make their own claim up until their 21st birthday.

      There’s no time limit to make claims on behalf of people who lack the mental capacity to make a claim themselves.

      If your claim relates to a criminal assault, generally the limit is two years. However, this can be extended in some circumstances, for example if you were too ill to claim.

      If you were injured by a faulty product, you’ll have 10 years from the product launch date to make a claim.

      Finally, if the injury happened abroad, the time limit may be shorter. We can advise you on specific regions.

      Regardless of the circumstances of your injury, get in touch with us as soon as possible. The earlier you contact us, the easier it is for us to gather evidence to support your claim. 

    • What are interim compensation payments?
    • Where applicable, interim compensation payments cover ongoing costs while you recover from your jaw injury, for example, travel expenses to and from hospital. These funds are awarded before your final settlement and will be deducted from your final compensation amount. We’ll let you know if we think you will benefit from interim compensation payments.

    • what if my opponent doesn't accept responsibility?
    • We always try to negotiate an out-of-court settlement for you as this is generally less stressful for all parties, particularly during difficult recovery periods. If your opponent denies responsibility or disagrees with the proposed settlement, we’ll begin court proceedings.

      Often, even when trial dates have been set, claims are settled before reaching court. If it does go to court, we’ll guide you through every step.

The compensation is far more than I ever expected, and I am naturally delighted with this outcome - I am quite sure I could never have achieved this on my own."

Joan, client

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