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If you have suffered an injury to your jaw due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. Jaw injuries are particularly serious as they can cause immense pain and can often have a considerable impact on a person’s quality of life.  Whether you have suffered a broken jaw, fractured jaw, dislocated jaw, or any other type of damage to your jaw bone, you may be eligible to make a claim.

 

What is the claims process for jaw injury compensation claims?

Before making a claim, it is important to note that the time limits on personal injury claims are often very strict. The time limit can vary depending on the type of injury suffered and the type of incident that caused the injury. Usually, a claimant has three years to commence proceedings from the date of the accident.

During your initial consultation, our personal injury solicitors will provide you with advice regarding your claim for compensation. Our personal injury solicitors will then ask for details about the incident that resulted in you suffering an injury to your jaw.  Such details will assist our personal injury solicitors in determining the likelihood of your claim being successful. Examples of the relevant information that you may be asked to provide include the location, time, and date of the incident, details of the defendant, and the circumstances surrounding the incident that resulted in the injury to your jaw.

The defendant will then be notified about the personal injury claim. They will need to decide whether they accept liability for the injury to your jaw. If the defendant decides to accept liability for your injuries and the subsequent pain and suffering that you have had to endure, negotiations for a settlement fee can commence. If the defendant denies liability for the injury to your jaw, court proceedings may follow.

Personal injury claims can vary in how long they take depending on the type of injury suffered. If the defendant accepts liability for the injury to your jaw, we aim to reach a settlement within six to nine months. This could take longer, however, if the defendant is difficult to contact. At Beacon Law, we understand the inconvenience, pain, and suffering that is caused when you have suffered a broken jaw, dislocated jaw, or fractured jaw. Therefore, in all jaw injury claims, we endeavour to award the compensation you deserve.

Due to the strict time limits on bringing personal jaw injury compensation claims, it is important to contact us as soon as possible, so our experienced solicitors can discuss your options regarding the claims process for your jaw injury.

Am I eligible to claim compensation for my jaw injury?

To determine whether you are eligible to begin the claims process and make a compensation claim for the injuries to your jaw, it is important to address the following issue. It must be established that the defendant acted negligently by allowing or causing you to suffer the injury. It must then be established whether the jaw injury that you sustained was a result of this negligence. If these criteria are met, you could be eligible to begin the claims process and claim compensation for the injuries that you have suffered.

What should I do after my jaw injury?

Gathering evidence of the incident and subsequent jaw injury suffered is an important first step in the process for claiming compensation for your injury. Useful evidence that can be used to strengthen personal injury claims include photographs of where the incident took place, as well as photos of the injuries suffered. CCTV footage of the incident may also be useful evidence if this is available. Other important pieces of information to obtain include the contact details of any witnesses that were present, as well as the contact details of the defendant.

If you suffered an injury to your jaw at work, there are some additional things that you can do to strengthen your compensation claim. It is important that you begin by reporting your jaw injury to either your employer or manager. It is also important to ensure details of the incident are recorded in the workplace accident book. This could act as vital evidence in your personal injury claim. Your employer has a duty of care to prevent you from suffering an injury whilst at work. You could therefore begin the claims process for their negligence.

If your jaw injury was a result of a road traffic accident, it is important to gather evidence of the road traffic accident, as well as the insurance details of any other drivers that were involved in the road traffic accident.

You should also seek medical attention as soon as possible after suffering your jaw injury; recording details of the incident and subsequent injury in official medical records will significantly strengthen your claim of compensation for an injury. It is worth noting that there are many different types of jaw injuries that could result in compensation. A non-exhaustive list of examples include a broken jaw, dislocated jaw, fractured jaw, damage to the jaw bone, nerve damage, cancer of the jaw, and damage to the muscles and tendons around the jaw bone.

What amount of compensation will I receive?

At Beacon Law, we will do everything that we can to get you the compensation you deserve. The value of damages awarded will aim to put you in the position you were in before the jaw injury was sustained. Damages will be calculated using a compensation calculator and will be based on the type of injury suffered, as well as the severity of the pain and suffering caused.

Special damages may also be awarded to compensate for further economic losses arising from the injury. This could include loss of earnings due to time spent off work, the cost of medical treatment, and the cost of care if this is needed. It is important that you keep evidence of the financial costs incurred as a result of your jaw injury; this could include receipts and invoices.

Due to the many different possible types of injury to the jaw, it may be difficult for our personal injury solicitors to provide an exact quote of the amount of compensation that may be awarded. A medical evaluation of the jaw injury can be arranged, however, which will provide a more accurate estimate of the amount of compensation available.

How much will a broken jaw compensation claim cost?

At Beacon Law, we use a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) – a type of ‘no win, no fee’ agreement. By making your personal injury compensation claim on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, the financial risks of bringing a claim for compensation are significantly reduced.

If your claim for compensation for your jaw injury is unsuccessful, you will not be expected to pay any legal fees. If you win your personal injury claim, an agreed percentage of the damages awarded will be taken as a success fee, which, at our law firm, is limited to 25%.

This may be different if you suffered your jaw injury whilst at work. If you are part of a trade union, you may not incur any costs when claiming compensation for a jaw injury obtained at work, as your trade union may fund your broken jaw claim instead.

Why Choose Beacon Law?

With years of experience, our personal injury solicitors will provide you with expert legal advice and support you through every stage in your jaw injury claim for compensation. We value each client that we have the pleasure of working with. We always listen carefully to our clients’ wishes, and aim to complete their claim in a timely manner so that they can receive the compensation that they need as soon as possible.

Whilst pursuing a personal jaw injury claim, Beacon Law can be your source of support and will help you recover the amount of compensation you deserve. We understand that the process of making a personal injury claim can be difficult so we will be there to guide you every step of the way.

If you’ve suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, then please call us today on 0330 1332 857 to start your broken jaw claim or complete our contact form at the top of the page to request a call back.

Our solicitors are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Our SRA number is 623347.

 

 

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