A broken jaw can be a very painful injury to suffer. This occurs when either the bottom part of the jaw or the upper part is broken because of a hit to the jaw. You might also hear this injury referred to properly as a mandibular fracture.
An injury of this type can happen in a variety of situations. For example, while someone can experience a broken jaw from a punch to the face, there are other occasions where the injury is probably more likely to occur. For instance, an accident of some description could result in you breaking your jaw if you land awkwardly or hit your face on something as you fall.
Do accidents happen in the workplace that could result in a broken jaw?
It is possible, but since the majority of workplaces today follow all health and safety rules as they should, it is rare for such an injury to occur. However, it might happen if you fell over as a result of a hazard of some description. For example if you fell down the stairs at work because they were slippery, you could hit your face on the way down.
The symptoms can vary depending on where the break occurs and how serious it is. Pain and swelling are typical, but you may also find you cannot speak like you normally would do. You might also experience bleeding inside your mouth and it may also be bruised. A certain degree of numbness might also occur.
Should you seek broken jaw compensation?
Once you have received treatment for your injury you will probably wonder whether any compensation might be possible. This might be the case if someone else was guilty of causing your injury. However the issue of negligence will crop up here. It is not enough for someone else to have caused the injury – a lawyer must be able to prove that the actions of another person were negligent. In the workplace for example, this might mean that person did not properly train the injured person to avoid any chance of injury.
Accident Advice Helpline can help dispel all the myths concerning the likelihood of receiving broken jaw compensation. Just call 0800 689 0500 so you can speak with an expert regarding your own situation and injury. Did it occur within the last three years? Call us here now.