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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury solicitors in Hertford

    How to deal with a broken jaw – injury solicitors in Hertford

    A broken jaw isn’t a very common injury, but it can happen as the result of an accident or even a fight, so is worth looking out for and knowing how to treat. A broken jaw will be very painful and can take a long time to heal, so knowing what to do in the first instance, and then in the time which follows the injury, can help to make the situation a little more bearable for the victim. Here are some tips on caring for a broken jaw.

    Know the symptoms

    To deal with a broken jaw, you first have to know that this is what you are dealing with. A broken jaw will usually come after a very strong blow to the face, jawline or head, and may be the result of an attack or a serious accident. Symptoms include:

    • Pain
    • A feeling that your teeth aren’t fitting together properly
    • Swelling
    • Bleeding from the mouth or under the tongue
    • Numbness

    Call the emergency services

    It is always best to be seen by a doctor when dealing with any broken bone, and this includes the jaw. Often these injuries are accompanied by a number of other serious injuries, so it may be necessary to go to the hospital right away either way. Call the emergency services before you do anything else, to make sure that they are on the way as you deal with the wound.

    Apply pressure

    Using ice wrapped in a towel or cloth, apply pressure to any areas that are bleeding to get the blood to stop. There is heavy blood flow in this area, so it is good to try to stop or at least stem the flow of blood as much as you can so that the patient does not suffer heavy blood loss.

    If you need injury solicitors in Hertford

    If your broken jaw was the result of someone else’s negligence, or was caused by someone else, then you may be within your rights to use injury solicitors in Hertford to make a claim for compensation against them. The easiest way to go through this process is to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to speak to the team.

    Open Claim Calculator

    They will help you to decide whether or not you have a good case for compensation and, if you do dedicated and experienced injury solicitors in Hertford can start to handle your claim. Your injury solicitors in Hertford will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve, and you shouldn’t have to go to court. You are under no obligation to proceed after your initial phone call, either, which makes the process a lot more relaxed for you.

    Date Published: 29th December 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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