A broken jaw could be excruciating. It could reduce your quality of life drastically.

However, you could be entitled to compensation if the personal injury you have sustained was not your fault.

I have compiled this complete guide with FAQs and all the important information you need to know before applying for your claim. 

What type of jaw injuries could I claim for?

There are a number of jaw injury claims you could make. I will list down the most common ones for you.

These include:

  • Dislocated jaw
  • Broken jaw
  • Jaw fracture
  • Nerve damage in the jaw
  • Broken tendon or ligament
  • Muscle damage
  • Jaw cancer
  • Temporomandibular disorder
  • Bleeding mouth after an accident
  • Cut in ear canal causing the jaw to shift backwards

How do I know I have sustained a broken jaw?

The most common symptoms of a jaw injury include:

  • Severe pain in the jaw
  • Bleeding mouth
  • Malocclusion
  • Difficulting opening the jaw
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Cuts in the mouth region
  • Dislocation of teeth

What are the most causes of jaw injuries?

The most common causes include:

  • Sport related accidents
  • Violence
  • Road traffic accident
  • Slip trip accident
  • Dental implants
  • Medical Negligence

How do I claim compensation for my broken jaw?

Applying for compensation is not as difficult as you think.

If the injury sustained was not your fault you could be entitled to a greater amount of accommodation

You could get in contact with personal injury solicitors through a solicitors regulation authority.

I would advise you to get a medical diagnosis before applying for a claim

Moreover, make sure to keep a complete record of your medical records. Furthermore, you should have the receipts of all the expenses incurred for your treatment. You could be entitled to compensation for your special damages as well.

Pictures of the place of the incident and the injuries you have sustained could help build up your case. These could be used as evidence

After a complete analysis, your solicitor will make a claim for you.

Can I make a claim for jaw injury caused by medical negligence?

The estimated compensation could range between £23,000 to £32,000. However, you need to prove that the injury sustained was a result of medical negligence.

What are the consequences of a broken jaw?

A broken jaw could have severe side effects if left untreated.

These include:

  • Pain and swelling in the gums
  • Bleeding resulting in breathing difficulties
  • Block airway
  • Tenderness hindering the ability to speak or chew
  • Restricted jaw movement
  • Numbness or bruises
  • Face shape abnormality
  • Loss of teeth
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Dislocated jaw causing uncontrollable drooling

How much compensation can I claim for an unrecovered jaw after a surgery?

Your compensation in this case could range between £10,000 to £25,000.

However, if it recovers completely, you could get an estimated amount of £5,000.

Can I make a compensation claim for multiple jaw fractures?

Yes, you could apply for a claim in this case. Your estimated compensation could go up to £30,000.

How much compensation for a can I get for a jaw injury resulting in teeth damage?

For minor damage to the teeth your compensation could range between £2,070 to £3,710.

However, for damage resulting in loss of two front teeth you could get an estimated amount ranging from £4,080 to £7,160.

Furthermore, if you have sustained a severe jaw injury your compensation could range between £8,200 to £10,710.

What is the amount of compensation for a broken jaw?

For a minor fracture resulting in immobility, your claim could range between £6,060 to £8,200.

In case of a serious fracture causing permanent issues, your injury claim could range between £16,860 to £28,610.

However, for multiple fractures and long term treatment, your injury claim could range between £28,610 to £42,730.

What type of compensation can I get?

Your injury compensation claims are divided into two categories. 

These include:

General damages: accommodation for a personal injury including pain and suffering. These include the physical injury you have sustained

Special damages: Accommodation for a personal injury including all the expenses incurred. These include:

  • Travel expense
  • Loss on income
  • Future loss of earning
  • Medical expenses

Your solicitor will evaluate your case and apply for an injury compensation through a solicitors regulation authority.

How much injury compensation can I get for a partial jaw fracture?

If your jaw injury is hindering your ability to eat, speak, or open your mouth you could apply for a claim. 

Your estimated compensation claims could range between £15,320 to £26,010.

How much injury compensation can I get for a fractured jaw?

In case of a fractured jaw resulting in long term mobility issues, you could get a claim ranging from £26,010 to £38,850.

You could apply for this claim through personal injury solicitors.

What is the estimated compensation for gbh broken jaw?

Your grievous bodily harm (GBH) compensation could range between £22,000 to 33,000. This is the amount in case you require multiple corrective surgeries. 

However, the compensation for your personal injury could increase depending upon the severity.

What is the average compensation for a damaged tooth?

Your compensation claims could range between £930 to £1,460 per tooth

In case your front tooth has been dislodged, you could get a claim ranging from £1,880 to £3,370.

How much compensation can I get for deteriorating dental health?

Your injury compensation claims could depend on how the injury occurred and the severity.

For deteriorating dental health caused by medical negligence, your personal injury compensation could  go up to £32,540.

Can I get compensation for a broken jaw through the CICA?

You could get compensation for a broken jaw in case your injury was a result of a violent assault. 

This could be after a punch or a hit with a sharp object. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority will verify your case and pay compensation.

I would advise you contact your solicitors for more legal advice.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a GBH?

GBH is a grievous bodily harm, a result of criminal offence. This could be assault or severe body damage as a result of a weapon being used.

How long does it take for a broken jaw to heal?

It could take approximately 4 to 8 week for a dislocated or a nonsurgical jaw injury to heal. However, it could take several months for severe jaw injuries to heal.

Can a broken jaw heal itself?

A minor jaw injury could heal on its own. However, you are required to get a complete medical diagnosis to get a better understanding of your injury.

How much can I claim for fractured cheekbones?

You could get an estimated amount ranging from £1,700 to £4,900 for fractured cheek bones.

To conclude:

It is important you complete your medical treatment before applying for a compensation.

Remember to keep a complete record of all your medical reports and expenses incurred. Your solicitors could use them as evidence before making your claim.

Read and follow the guidelines mentioned carefully before contacting an authority regulated by the solicitors to make your claim. 

For more information feel free to contact us or reach out to your solicitors for further legal advice.

About the author

Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson is a financial services expert, with over 10 years’ experience in the industry, including 6 years in FCA regulated companies. Read more
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