How Much Compensation For Fractured Jaw
Having a fractured jaw can be an extremely painful injury to endure and it can lead to a lot of practical inconvenience and discomfort even if the fracture is minor. Jaw fractures can happen to either the upper or lower jawbone. If you have fractured your jaw in an accident that wasn’t your fault or in an assault, you may be able to make a compensation claim. Talk to us about how much compensation for a fractured jaw you could be owed.
Our friendly specialist injury lawyers are ready to help you. Call our team today on 0800 342 3206 or contact us online for a confidential conversation about your potential claim.
Fractured Jaw Compensation Amount
The jaw is an important part of your body, and a fracture can occur in the upper or lower jawbone. Damage to either can present problems with chewing food and speaking. If your jaw ends up being fractured it can mean you have difficulty doing one or both of these things. See below for details of how much compensation for a fractured jaw you could be entitled to.
Level of injury
|Jaw fracture causing serious pain and discomfort. Serious multiple fractures where sustained and regular treatment has been necessary along with limitations on being able to eat, the risk of arthritis on the joints and paraesthesia.||£24,300 – £36,310|
|A serious fracture with permanent side effects. You may have difficulty eating, opening the jaw or evidence of paraesthesia.||£14,320 – £24,300|
|A simple jaw fracture requiring immobilisation but from which recovery is complete||£5,150 – £6,960|
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.TRY THE ONLINE ELIGIBILITY CHECKER
how much compensation for a fractured jaw
All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two distinct factors – general damages and special damages.
The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.
Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.
However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.
Except for children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident occurred. You should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.
START YOUR CLAIM TODAY
Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible.
To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.
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Make A Personal Injury Claim
If you have suffered as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
Contact Jefferies’ no win, no fee solicitors on our national accident helpline above or complete our quick online enquiry form. One of our team of experienced specialists will get in touch to discuss your prospect of claiming for an accident or injury, in confidence.
Beginning A Fractured Jaw Injury Claim
It is understandable to want to know how much compensation for a fractured jaw if you have suffered an injury of this kind.
In order to be eligible for compensation, it will need to be demonstrable that the fault of the accident or injury was because of a third party and there are time limits which do apply to compensation cases.
Jefferies Solicitors is experienced in handling jaw injury claims and can offer to handle your case on a no win no fee basis. Please call our personal injury team and tell us more about your case, this will allow us to make a more detailed assessment of the amount of compensation you are likely to receive.