Sustaining jaw and teeth damage is unfortunately a relatively common injury when people are involved in accidents. This kind of injury can be sustained in a variety of different accidents and in various environments, and is an especially common injury resulting from car accidents or trips and falls either in the workplace or in public.
Such injuries can range from a single chipped tooth to the loss of many teeth; likewise a jaw injury could range from soreness for a few days to a complete break of the jaw bone.
Accident Advice Helpline, with our 15 years’ experience in the industry, is used to seeing these types of injury from various accidents and are well-versed in successfully claiming compensation for the victims.
Not only do we have a 30-second claim calculator that tells you how much you could be owed, but we also operate on a no win, no fee* basis, which means if your claim is not successful you won’t be left out of pocket.
Treatment for tooth and jaw damage
If you have sustained jaw and teeth damage as the result of an accident such as an industrial accident, a car accident or while playing sports, you may have to undergo some form of treatment. Tooth damage will be repaired by a dentist; this may be costly and a lengthy process depending on how severe the tooth damage is. Jaw damage on the other hand, will usually require medical attention.
For minor fractures the jaw may be bandaged and the victim will be placed on a special, soft food diet and the fracture will usually repair itself. For moderate to severe jaw injuries, however, surgery is often required. This involves wiring the jaw for 6-8 weeks and then having to return to have the wires removed, this process may also involve having elastic bands fitted to keep teeth in place.
Compensation for jaw and tooth damage
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, then you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. The more extensive your jaw and teeth damage is and the more treatments you require, the higher the compensation amount you are likely to receive.
Claiming compensation is incredibly simple, all you need to do is contact a personal injury specialist like Accident Advice Helpline who can take care of the entire claim process for you, potentially meaning you won’t even have to attend court.
To see if you are eligible to claim for a recent accident, and to find out how much you could be owed or to begin your compensation claim today, call the friendly team at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen