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How Much Compensation For Damage To Teeth?

There are many ways in which teeth can be damaged, leading to a number of dental personal injury claims. Claim amounts vary depending on the severity of the damage to teeth, for this reason, the question of how much compensation for damage to teeth does not have a straightforward answer.

Tooth pain can be extremely uncomfortable particularly if nerve trouble is causing you pain.

Tooth damage often requires a programme of treatment to correct the issue. Unfortunately, the cost of dental care can be very high. A dental claim might also coincide with other personal injuries such as a fractured jaw.

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Compensation Amounts For Teeth Damage

Like other personal injury claims, the compensation amount you are entitled to will depend on the extent of your injury and the effect it has on your life. Certain teeth also warrant higher amounts of compensation. For instance, if one of your front teeth has been damaged, you will receive more compensation than you would for your back teeth. If you have found it difficult to eat because of your condition, your potential compensation is likely to be higher.

Level of injury

Potential compensation

Tooth pain on a chronic level where pain has lasted for a number of years and the condition of the teeth has significantly deteriorated. E.g. if you have an abscess that has been left untreated.  £35,790
Loss of the front teeth (or serious damage) £8,200 – £10,710
Serious damage to the two front teeth £4,080 – £7,160
Serious damage to one of the front teeth £2,070 – £3,710
Serious damage to or loss of the back teeth £1,020 – £1,600 per tooth.

WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT?

  • Take photos of what has happened-injuries and the scene of the accident.
  • Get the details of any witnesses to the accident.
  • Evidence of a loss of earnings if your injury has resulted in you needing time off work. Documents related to other financial expenditures connected to your injuries may also be required. This could include travel receipts to and from medical appointments.
  • Seek medical attention

HOW DOES THE CLAIMS PROCESS WORK?

At Jefferies Solicitors, once we have carried out an initial consultation, we will take care of the paperwork required to get your case underway.

A letter will be sent to you following an initial consultation with your solicitor. This will be a summary of the discussion you had and will confirm that they are happy to take on your case. It will highlight who will be your contact and estimate how long the process will take. The letter will also detail how you will be funding the case and an estimate of costs. If you need to provide any further information this will also be included.

A letter will then be sent to the defendant, providing details of the accident. The defendant has a fixed period in which they can reply and in their reply, they must state whether or not they are denying or accepting liability for your injuries. If they do accept liability, your solicitor will endeavour to settle the case out of court.

Damage To Teeth Injury Claim

There are a number of ways in which your dental claim can arise. Perhaps you have suffered from dental negligence, have eaten something at a restaurant that has broken a tooth, or have fallen or slipped.

Whatever the reason for your dental claim, if it can be proven that the fault of the accident was because of someone else’s negligence, it may be possible to start the process. If you would like to know more about how much compensation for damage to teeth then please get in touch with our specialist advisors today on 0800 342 3206.

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