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Making a successful jaw injury claim requires advice and representation from a specialist personal injury solicitor who can maximise the compensation you receive.
Blackwater Law is one of the leading firms of jaw injury compensation solicitors in the UK. With extensive experience of handling hundreds of compensation claims for a variety of jaw injuries, we have the necessary expertise to help you claim the compensation you deserve. Our team of personal injury solicitors are committed to handling your jaw injury compensation claim with skill, dedication and the utmost discretion, so if you or a close friend or relative have suffered an injury to your jaw through no fault of your own, call us on 0800 083 5500 for a free initial consultation to assess the validity of your claim.
Common jaw injuries include a broken jaw and dislocated jaw, both of which can affect your ability to eat and drink properly, as well as inhibiting your ability to speak. Jaw fractures and dislocations can be the result of an accident at work, road traffic accident or criminal act of violence and can sometimes take several months to fully heal. The symptoms of a broken jaw include teeth not aligning properly, bleeding in the mouth and even damage to the ear canal from movement of the broken jawbone, while a dislocated jaw often results in bite misalignment, a protruding jaw and excessive drooling.
If you suffer an injury to your jaw – whether it is a fractured jaw, dislocated jaw or an injured jaw muscle, tendon or ligament – and that injury was caused in an accident; as a result of some form of medical or clinical negligence (such as a surgical error or a case of dental negligence), or by a physical assault – you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation as a result. The amount of compensation awarded will be determined by the type of injury sustained, the amount of pain and discomfort you suffer, your personal circumstances and any loss of earnings caused by the injury.
A broken jaw (or mandible fracture) is a relatively common facial injury. In fact, the jaw is the 10th most commonly fractured bone in the human body, and of all the bones in the face, only the nose is broken more frequently. A fractured jaw is generally the result of a direct force or trauma to the jawbone and requires immediate medical attention because of the risk of breathing problems or bleeding. It is also worth noting that a significant percentage of people who suffer broken jawbones also have associated head injuries, as well as potential injuries to the neck, face, eyes, and nose. This can also affect the level of personal injury compensation awarded.
A dislocated jaw is where the lower part of the jaw has moved out of its normal position at one or both joints where the jaw bone connects to the skull (temporomandibular joints). A dislocated jaw usually heals well, but there is an increased risk of dislocation in the future. If the jaw is dislocated, it can sometimes be realigned without the need for surgery. If the jaw does become dislocated it may need to be stabilised, which usually involves bandaging the jaw in order to prevent the mouth from opening. Where repeated jaw dislocations occur, surgery may be required.
• Even the simplest of jaw fractures that heal quickly and have no long-term effects on the health of the victim can still cause a great deal of pain and disruption to daily routine. As such, these cases can result in compensation claims of between £4,500 and £6,800.
• More serious fractures or broken jaws can produce long-term eating and movement difficulties, and as such can be awarded greater compensation amounts of between £6,800 and £22,000.
• In the worst instances where your jaw injury might require multiple corrective surgeries and induce long-term pain, disability and even arthritis (often due to multiple fractures or breaks), you could expect to receive jaw injury compensation of between £22,000 and £33,000.
Before making a jaw injury compensation claim, contact Blackwater Law and speak to one of our personal injury lawyers. They will be able to quickly assess the strength of your jaw injury compensation claim and offer advice on the most appropriate course of legal action to take. You can call us directly on 0800 083 5500 or send us an email to get free initial advice about your injury, and as all of our personal injury compensation services are offered on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, there is no financial risk to you whatsoever.
Recognised as a leading firm of personal injury lawyers by the Legal 500, an independent ranking directory of the UK’s top law firms, Blackwater Law will guide you through each stage of the legal process and will keep you informed about the progress of your jaw injury compensation claim throughout. In acting for you in making your claim, we will aim to build the strongest possible case on your behalf to secure the maximum amount of jaw injury compensation you are entitled to.
Along with jaw injury compensation claims, we also handle personal injury compensation claims for injuries to other areas of the body, including head injuries, knee injuries and leg injuries.