Being involved in an accident is horrific enough and is made all the more difficult when the victim has suffered injuries as a result. When someone is involved in an accident there are a variety of injuries that they might sustain, some of which can even be life-threatening, or long-term.
Though losing teeth in an accident might not seem that bad in comparison to for example, sustaining brain damage might be, it is still considered as relatively severe, given the lasting damage it can have on the victim.
At Accident Advice Helpline we have 15 years’ experience in personal injury claims, some of which have been for losing teeth in an accident, and we are extremely helpful in claiming the compensation our customers deserve. We are a caring company and our patron is Dame Esther Rantzen; we pride ourselves on working exclusively for benefit of our customers.
Accidents where teeth are lost
There are many ways in which a person might suffer losing teeth in an accident, the most common of which include:
- Motor accidents: where the victim has been involved in an accident that was not their fault and in which there was an Impact to the face, most likely on the dash or steering wheel
- Fall accidents: where the victim has been at work or in public and has fallen on a tripping hazard, such as broken flooring/pavement or a damaged staircase
- Construction injuries: builders and similar professions are at risk of physical injury.
Regardless of how, where, and when the accident occurred, if it was not considered to be your fault you may be eligible to claim compensation. The amount you could be entitled to will vary based on how severe the injuries were, for example, the loss of several of your teeth will likely be awarded a higher amount than one single chipped tooth.
Related suffering to losing teeth
When it comes to losing teeth, the suffering the victim can feel can be very deep. Although the injury itself isn’t life-threatening, it could potentially be life-changing, especially if the victim begins to suffer psychological problems such as depression, anxiety and stress, which could prevent them from leading their normal lives.
This change in appearance could mean the victim becomes reclusive, not wanting to go out in public, see their friends or maybe even go to work. To add to this, there is the stress of paying for dental treatment.
Although this will usually be covered by the compensation amount, if you want your teeth fixing quickly, you may have to pay for this yourself while the compensation process takes place.
To begin your compensation claim now call the expert team at Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. With our no win, no fee guarantee what have you got to lose by finding out if you are eligible to claim?
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen