Though it may not be considered life-threatening, any damage caused to the face or teeth during a fall could have a serious and lasting impact upon the victim, potentially changing their appearance. This could cause some serious psychological issues as victims struggle with looking in the mirror each day and not entirely recognising the person looking back.
Breaking teeth in a fall can not only dramatically decrease the confidence levels of an individual but can actually begin to impact upon relationships and the victim’s social life, especially if the injured party begins to become reclusive and does not want to be out in public because of their changed appearance and what people might think.
This kind of accident might also require expensive dental work in order to fix the problems and give the victim their smile back; the victim will usually either have to find the money for this, or will have to suffer with their teeth until they are able to afford to have their teeth fixed.
Compensation for broken teeth
If you had an accident which resulting in breaking teeth in a fall that was not considered your fault, you may be able to claim compensation. This will usually cover anything you have had to pay on dental work and will also compensate you for your suffering. Though we at Accident Advice Helpline know that this won’t immediately fix everything, it should mean that you are not left to pay for you dental work yourself and will give you some comfort that those responsible for your accident are being held accountable. To see how much you could be owed, log onto our website now and check out our 30-second claim calculator.
Causes of falls
Breaking teeth in a fall is not uncommon, and unfortunately happens both in the workplace and in public. Many falls happen at work, especially if it is a busy environment where there are lots of things going on. Equally, accidents often occur in public as the council struggle to keep up with the maintenance work required on pavements.
Typical accidents usually involve falls down stairs that are damaged, trips on damaged or broken flooring or falls due to obstructions that are not clearly visible and should not be there. These kinds of accident can be easily prevented and they are often the responsibility of either an employer, or local council.
If you’ve recently been in a fall accident why not call us today on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, to see if you could be eligible to claim compensation.
We provide a no win, no fee* service and a highly-trained and qualified personal injury claim team.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims