A question we are frequently asked to answer here at Beardsells Personal Injury is ‘How much compensation can I claim for a broken jaw?‘.
If your jaw injury occurred as a result of an accident or of medical negligence, such as an unsuccessful hospital operation, dental negligence or an error made by your general practician, the amount of compensation you could be entitled to claim will depend on the specific nature of your injury.
Your Jaw Injury
Your personal injury solicitor will obtain a medical report from an independent expert – a facial maxilla surgeon for example. The surgeon will explain in the report exactly what injuries you suffered, the symptoms you are still currently experiencing and will also predict what symptoms are likely to continue or begin in the future.
This medical report can be used by your lawyer to compare with similar cases decided upon by the courts in the past, therefore determining a fair broken jaw compensation amount for you to receive.
This compensation is known as ‘pain and suffering‘ compensation. Financial losses and expenses directly flowing from your injury can also be claimed on top of the pain and suffering compensation, which could include things like lost income due to time off work, medical expenses, personal care expenses and so on.
A broken jaw may not affect your ability to work for a long period of time, but depending on your work-type, you may be off for a number of months. For example, a singer, actor or voice actor would be more likely to take more time off compared to a van driver. Specifications such as this are very likely to affect overall compensation amounts.
How Much Can I Claim?
The following compensation amounts have been calculated by past cases for jaw injury compensation and are not guaranteed or exact amounts.
1. Jaw fracture compensation – a simple fracture which will heal with no ongoing symptoms can lead to a settlement that is likely to be calculated between £4,500 – £6,800.
2 . Broken jaw compensation – fractures which are not as simple and perhaps lead to ongoing symptoms such as difficulty eating, will lead to compensation amounts of around £6,800 – £22,000.
3. Multiple jaw fracture compensation – multiple fractures to the upper and lower jaw might require several operations and possibly even joint arthritis problems. For this type of jaw injury claim, you could receive a settlement amount between: £22,000 – £33,000.
If you’d like to know more about making a compensation claim for a broken jaw, give Beardsells a call on 0800 677 1911 or 0333 577 2251. You can also Start Your Claim Now using the form on the right hand side of this page.
If you’re unsure as to whether making a compensation claim is right for your circumstances, send Beardsells a message via our contact form and we can answer any questions you have.