We know that if you have suffered a broken jaw you are not only likely to suffer a great deal of discomfort, but may also lose wages if you have to take time off while the break heals. This is especially true if your work involves a great deal of talking. You may also incur additional expenses on such things as prescription medication and travel to and from hospital. Fortunately, it may be possible to receive recompense for your injury and recoup these extra costs by making a fractured jaw accident claim.
We should remind you, that in order to make a successful claim, you must not have been responsible for the accident. The person or persons the claim will be made against will be those deemed responsible for causing the injury, either through a deliberate act or through negligence.
We understand that seeking compensation, such as for a fractured jaw, can be a stressful and time-consuming venture. You need to be able to prove you were not the cause of the incident that led to the injury, it is essential that you are able to identify and prove who was responsible. We believe the best way to do this is by seeking advice and assistance from a solicitor. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have solicitors who are well experienced in dealing with fractured jaw accident claims.
In order to pursue a claim, we must have access to your medical notes. You may have been rushed to hospital to have the injury dealt with straight after the accident, however. If you have not done so already, you should consult your GP; the GP’s notes will be used to assist our medical experts to help build the claim, and this assessment could well have a significant bearing on the amount of compensation awarded.
The names and contact details of anyone who witnessed the incident will be a great help, as their evidence could be crucial. If the police were called, we would also need to know the name and force number of the investigating officer.
Other important information will include your payslips for the period prior to the incident, along with a letter from your employer indicating how much time you had to take off work. Receipts for prescription payments and other incidental expenses, such as costs incurred travelling to and from hospital and other medical appointments, will also be helpful as we make every effort to recover these costs as part of the compensation award.
Hopefully, the person or body responsible for the incident will admit liability and offer compensation. If this happens we will check if the amount offered meets your expectations. If not, or the other side denies liability, your fractured jaw accident claim will have to go before the courts.
Whether the case is settled in or out of court, we will provide representation on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means you will not have to pay any upfront fees.
Why not give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0933 from mobile phones? Our friendly and professional advisers will be on hand to give you the help you need.
Date Published: October 15, 2013
Author: David Brown