This guide will provide you with information about making a broken jaw claim if you were injured by negligence. There are a number of situations in which you are owed a duty of care; this means that someone else has a legal obligation towards your safety.
In this guide, we will look at the situations in which a duty of care applies and how this can be broken, resulting in injury. Furthermore, we’ll look at the claims process and the evidence you could use to support a case.
You might be wondering how settlements are valued; we’ll look at the factors that go into how much a claim could be worth and how legal professionals assign claims with values.
If you’d like a more personalised assessment of the value of your case, then speak with a member of our team today. You can:
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- A Guide To Making A Broken Jaw Claim
- When Are You Eligible To Make A Broken Jaw Claim?
- Compensation For A Broken Jaw – What Could You Receive From A Successful Claim?
- Potential Evidence That Can Be Used When Making A Claim For Personal Injury
- Our Panel Of Personal Injury Claims Solicitors Can Work Your Case On A No Win No Fee Basis
- Learn More About How To Make A Broken Jaw Claim
As we have mentioned in the previous section, in order to make a compensation claim you must show that you were injured as the result of a breach of duty of care. Below, we look at some environments in which you’re owed a duty of care, how this could be breached, and how this breach could cause injury.
Road Traffic Accidents
All road users owe one another a duty of care. This means that they need to act in a way that prevents injury on the road from occurring. The Road Traffic Act 1988 sets out road users’ duty of care. The Highway Code offers additional guidance on proper road conduct, some of which is in legislation elsewhere.
Accidents In A Public Place
The person in control of a public space has a duty of care to visitors of the space under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957. This states that they need to take steps to ensure the reasonable safety of those who use the space for the intended purpose.
Accidents At Work
The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 states that employers have a duty of care to those who work for them, and they need to take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure the safety of their employees.
To find out if you could be entitled to make a broken jaw claim. speak with our team today.
You may be eligible to make a claim if you can prove that your injury was caused by third-party negligence. This is the case whether you’re injured at work, in a public place or on the road.
Below, we have included some examples of how an injury could happen as a result of negligence:
- You could be involved in a road traffic accident on public transport because another driver failed to adhere to a “give way” sign and collides with the side of the bus you were travelling on. As a result, you break your collarbone.
- You sustain a broken rib in a workplace accident on a construction site when you are struck by a moving piece of machinery that malfunctioned because it had not been maintained.
- You’re involved in an accident in a public place when you trip and fall on a loose paving stone. You sustain a head injury as a result.
If you would like someone to assess the validity of your claim, then get in touch. Someone from our team could speak with you and let you know how much compensation you could be entitled to.
General damages are one of the potential heads that could be awarded in a broken jaw claim. This will always be awarded in successful cases. Injury on the road, injury in public places, and injury at work claims are calculated with the help of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG), which contains guideline compensation brackets.
Special damages is another potential head of claim and can reimburse you for any financial losses which have resulted from your injuries. This can include travel costs, medical bills, and loss of earnings.
Below is a compensation table of general damages, with a list of injuries related to your potential claim. These figures are only a guideline and not a guarantee of what you could receive.
|Type of Harm||Description||Compensation|
|Fractures of Jaws||Very serious multiple fractures followed by prolonged treatment and severe pain.||£30,490 to £45,540|
|Fractures of Jaws||Serious fracture with permanent effects felt. This could include paraesthesia.||£17,960 to £30,490|
|Fractures of Jaws||Simple fracture that means the jaw needs to be immobalised.||£6,460 to £8,730
|Damage to Teeth||Loss of several front teeth, or damage of a serious nature.||£8,730 to £11,410
|Damage to Teeth||Loss of or damage to two front teeth.||£4,350 to £7,630
|Damage to Teeth||Loss of or serious damage to one front tooth.||£2,200 to £3,950|
|Damage to Teeth||Loss of or serious damage to back teeth: per tooth.||£1,090 to £1,710
|Cheekbone Fracture||Serious fractures necessitating surgery and causing disfigurement.||£10,200 to £15,780
|Cheekbone Fracture||Simple fractures needing some surgery but leading to full recovery.||£4,350 to £6,460
|Cheekbone Fracture||No surgery and complete recovery from a fractured cheekbone.||£2,320 to £2,990
Evidence is needed for a personal injury claim. You will need to prove that your accident was caused by negligence. You will also need to demonstrate how it impacted you. For example, you could collect:
- CCTV footage of the accident. Dash cam footage could prove useful if you’re involved in a road traffic accident.
- A diary of your treatment and symptoms to show how you have been impacted.
- Medical records from when you sought medical attention. This should be done as soon as possible after the incident.
- Contact details of potential witnesses. During the claims process, potential witnesses could be interviewed to provide another account of the accident.
A lawyer can help you with the process of collecting evidence for a compensation claim. If you speak with a member of our team today, then they could connect you with a No Win No Fee solicitor from our panel provided you have a valid broken jaw claim.
A personal injury solicitor could take on your claim on a No Win No Fee arrangement. There are different forms of these arrangements, such as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) which the solicitors from our panel can offer. There are several benefits of claiming through No Win No Fee solicitors.
For example, this kind of agreement allows you to access legal representation without paying upfront fees. There are also no fees to pay as the claim progresses.
However, if you successfully receive an accident at work settlement, you will pay a legally capped success fee from your compensation. The legal limit that applies will ensure you get the majority of the settlement you’re awarded.
To discuss your potential claim, contact our team today. Our advisors can put you through to a solicitor if your claim is valid and has a good chance of success.
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Contact us for free to get a consultation regarding your potential broken jaw claim. Our experienced panel of solicitors could help you.
Below, we have included links to more of our guides that could help you:
- How to prevent accidents in the workplace
- Making a compensation claim for tetriplegia
- Can I make a hand injury claim?
We’ve also included links to other resources below:
- Health and Safety Executive – Employer’s Responsibilities
- Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents – About us
- NHS – Broken or Fractured Jaw
If you have any additional questions about making a broken jaw claim, speak with our team.
Writer Saif Stanhope
Publisher Fern Stringer