Teeth Damage Claims – How Much Compensation Can I Claim?
On this page, you will find a full and detailed guide containing advice and information on the process of making a teeth damage claim covering general injuries, injuries at work and clinical negligence. If you your teeth have been damaged, and the cause was the responsibility of a third party, then a valid reason to make a personal injury claim will exist.
If this guide seems a little too much to divulge, you can always skip it and move straight on to making a compensation claim by calling Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 today, so that we can move the process of pursuing a damages settlement for damaged teeth for you forward.
Select a Section:
- A Guide To Teeth Damage Claims
- What Are Teeth Injuries And Teeth Damage?
- Tooth Damage Caused By Medical Negligence
- Road Traffic Accidents Leading To The Loss Of Teeth
- Tooth Knocked Out At Work
- Teeth Damaged By A Slip, Trip, Or A Fall
- What Should I Do If My Teeth Are Damaged?
- How To Make A Teeth Damage Injury Claim
- What Can My Broken Tooth Injury Compensation Claim Include?
- Tooth Damage Compensation Claims Calculator
- No Win No Fee Teeth Injury Compensation Claims
- How Legal Expert Can Help With Your Personal Injury Claim
- Contact Legal Expert Today
- Useful Links
A Guide To Teeth Damage Claims
When a tooth is damaged it will never heal. When a tooth is lost it will never grow back. Furthermore, there is often a cosmetic aspect to tooth injuries, which can lead to, in some cases, severe psychological trauma. Therefore, if your teeth become damaged through an accident or event that was caused by a third party, then a reason to make personal injury claims will exist. This guide is aimed at informing people of the legal process that their lawyer will follow whilst claiming for demoted teeth on their behalf. It doesn’t contain any kind of personal injury claims calculator as these are simply not accurate. Instead, we provide a full list of settlement amounts that have historically been paid to people claiming for damaged teeth. It also covers details and advice including:
- A description of teeth injuries, what the most common teeth injuries are, and also the most common ways that teeth injuries are caused.
- A look at the rights of a patient who has suffered some form of tooth damage through a case of clinical negligence.
- Information on the process of claiming for a tooth damage that was caused by a road traffic accident.
- A look at the rights of an employee if their teeth are damaged by an accident in the workplace, and also the duty of the employee when it comes to Health & Safety.
- Information on claiming for tooth damage that has been caused by a person slipping, tripping or falling either in a public place or at work.
- Instructions on what you should do before starting a claim for tooth damage make sure that the possibility that your compensation claim is likely to have the most positive outcome it can.
- A step by step guide to the process of starting a claim for tooth damage.
- A table that contains detailed information regarding the amounts of compensation you could claim for tooth damage and related injuries.
- An overview to the personal injury claims service offered by Legal Expert to all residents of the UK, to help them make tooth damage claims.
- A number of useful links that will give you more detailed information regarding tooth injuries and tooth damage compensation claims.
Once you have finished taking in all the advice and information in this guide, you will likely have more questions. If you call Legal Expert using the number at the bottom of the guide we will spend some time answering them for you.
What Are Teeth Injuries And Teeth Damage?
The graph above shows the most common types of tooth damage that lead to people needing a personal injury lawyer to represent them within the personal injury claims time limit to pursue a settlement for damages. The most common physical injuries that happen to teeth due to an accident are:
- Broken tooth – the tooth snaps, usually just above the gumline, leaving the stub of the tooth and the root inside the gum and jaw.
- Cracked tooth – the tooth splits or cracks, due to blunt trauma.
- Chipped tooth – a part of the tooth is chipped away, due to blunt trauma.
- Grazed tooth – the enamel covering of a tooth is scraped away, by the tooth being abraded by a hard surface, such as the road.
- Loosened tooth – the tooth itself has been made loose in this jaw. This is often caused by one of the roots of the tooth in the jaw actually breaking.
Some of the most common causes of tooth damage are:
- Road traffic accidents – the single most common type of accident in the UK. The blunt trauma of a car crash, such as hitting teeth against a steering wheel, is the most common way teeth are damaged.
- Slips, trips or falls – when a person slips or trips over, they may hit their face on the floor, wall or some other hard obstruction, this can damage the teeth.
- Clinical negligence – caused either by a dental surgeon or another type of medical professional that directly causes damage to the teeth.
- Sporting accidents – people who play contact sports such as rugby, football, etc, are at a high risk of having their teeth damaged in a sporting accident.
Tooth Damage Caused By Medical Negligence
Every medical professional has a duty of care towards their patients. When they fail in this duty, and it leads to a teeth injury, then a personal injury solicitor will be able to claim damages for you.
In these cases, the answer to the question, how much compensation for dental negligence? depends on the severity of the injury and also how severe the case of negligence was.
When attempting to claim compensation against a large organisation such as the National Health Service (NHS) you will need to back up your claim with an expert medical opinion of your injury, and also the long-term prognosis for your recovery. Legal Expert can help with this, by arranging for you to receive a free local medical examination. Get in touch with us using number at the bottom of the guide to learn how.
Road Traffic Accidents Leading To The Loss Of Teeth
Road traffic accidents are the most common of all types of accidents that happen in the UK each year. Therefore, they are also a very common cause for people to make teeth damage claims.
The blunt trauma caused by even a low-speed car accident is sufficient to break one or more teeth. Additionally, some road users such as motorcyclists and cyclists are far more likely to make contact with the hard road surface. Even a low-speed crash where the victim hits the road or pavement with their face is sufficient to cause a very bad face, tooth and jaw damage.
Tooth Knocked Out At Work
If you suffered a tooth knocked out at work, then you may well be able to claim some form of mouth injury compensation. Every company in the UK is required by law to comply with all legislation laid out by the Health & Safety Executive which relates to their core business operations.
Part of these regulations pertains to maintaining a safe and healthy working environment for their staff at all times. When Health & Safety protocols fail, with directly leads to an employee being injured in a workplace accident, then a valid route to claiming compensation will exist.
Teeth Damaged By A Slip, Trip, Or A Fall
Slips, trips and falls are the most common type of accident in the UK after road traffic accidents. Around 20% of all workplace injuries are caused by a slip, trip or fall. These accidents frequently result in tooth damage, and lead to people making a successful teeth damage injury compensation claim. Accidents happen in many ways, such as:
- Falling – down a flight of stairs, due to issues such as bad or damaged lighting, improperly mounted handrails, etc.
- Slipping – on a wet or dirty floor that should have been cleaned, and where no hazard sign has been placed warning people about the dangerous floor surface.
- Tripping – on badly laid or damaged floor coverings such as torn carpets, as well as faulty or damaged pavements outside, such as cracked paving slaps or incorrectly laid curbstones.
What Should I Do If My Teeth Are Damaged?
If you suffered either damaged teeth or loss of teeth, then there are a number of things you can do to make sure that you have the best chance possible of winning a compensation claim, and these are:
- If you suffered an accident at work, which resulted in an injury such as having a tooth knocked out at work, then make sure the accident is recorded in the company accident book.
- Make sure that you receive proper medical attention, at a hospital or clinic, so that a record of your injury and how it was caused is kept by the NHS.
- If there were any witnesses to the events which caused your injury, get their names and address so that you can approach them to provide testimony if needed at a later stage.
- Take photographs or video of the scene of the accident if possible, showing the hazard which led to the accident causing your tooth damage.
- If you are involved in a road traffic accident, make sure that the police are informed, and that they have a record of the accident.
How To Make A Teeth Damage Injury Claim
If you need to begin a broken tooth claim, or for a lesser injury, such as compensation for chipped tooth, then the process of starting a claim is very simple. Just call Legal Expert using the number at the bottom of the guide, and we will walk you through the claims process. We will start by asking you questions such as:
- Where did the events that caused you injury happen?
- When did the events that caused you injury happen?
- Who caused the accident?
- How severe is your injury?
- What is the opinion of your doctor on the prognosis of your recovery?
- Do you have any photographic evidence to support your claim?
- Were there any witnesses who could provide testimony to support your claim?
- Have you had to miss work because of injury?
- Have you suffered any financial loss because of your injury?
What Can My Broken Tooth Injury Compensation Claim Include?
When you make a claim for broken tooth injury compensation, the dental compensation amounts you receive will consist of a number of different types of damages. Typically, a damages settlement will consist of damages such as:
- Pain and suffering (general damages).
- Mental trauma (general damages).
- Psychological damages (general damages).
- Long-term disability (general damages).
- Loss of current earnings (special damages).
- Loss of future earnings (special damages).
- Medical fees (special damages).
- Travel costs (special damages).
- Ad-hoc expenses (special damages).
- Other financial losses (special damages).
Tooth Damage Compensation Claims Calculator
Instead of providing a teeth injury compensation claims calculator, we have published this list of prospective compensation amounts for a range of tooth and related injuries:
|Facial scarring (male)||Minor||At this level, scarring will be very minor, and only visible to somebody who is close to your face.||£1,310 to £2,685|
|Less Serious||At this level, scarring will be minor but permanent and visible to anyone who happens to be standing close to you.||£3,010 to £6,935|
|Serious||At this level, the scarring is quite heavy, and will easily be spotted by anyone you happen to be talking to.||£6,935 to £13,660|
|Less Severe||At this level, the scarring is very heavy and will easily be seen by anyone who happens to be in the same room as you.||£13,670 to £22,880|
|Very Severe||At this level, the scarring is extremely heavy and will be easily visible to anyone who happens to see you at range.||£22,635 to £50,010|
|Facial scarring (female)||Minor||At this level, scarring will be very minor, and only visible to somebody who is close to your face.||£1,310 to £2,685|
|Less Serious||At this level, scarring will be minor but permanent and visible to anyone who happens to be standing close to you.||£3,010 to £10,460|
|Serious||At this level, the scarring is quite heavy, and will easily be spotted by anyone you happen to be talking to.||£13,670 to £22,885|
|Less Severe||At this level, the scarring is very heavy and will easily be seen by anyone who happens to be in the same room as you.||£23,01- to £36,810|
|Very Severe||At this level, the scarring is extremely heavy and will be easily visible to anyone who happens to see you at range.||£36,810 to £74,010|
|Teeth||Back tooth||Damage or loss of back a tooth (per tooth).||£960 to £1,500|
|Front tooth (one)||Damage or loss of a single front tooth.||£1,930 to £3,460|
|Front tooth (two)||Damage or loss of any two front teeth.||£3,810 to £6,690|
|Front tooth (several)||Damage or loss of a several of your front teeth.||£7,650 to £10,010|
|Chronic||Serious damage to the teeth, that will result in ongoing pain and suffering for a period of several years.||Up to £33,430|
|Jaw||Minor||Such as simple fractures that leave the jaw immobilised for the short-term.||£5,660 to £7,650|
|Serious||Serious fractures that will be painful, restrict the ability to eat and take some time to heal.||£15,750 to £26,730|
|Severe||Serious multiple or compound fractures, causing permanent pain and disability and will prevent the person from eating and drinking properly, as well as cause significant cosmetic disfigurement.||£26,730 to £39,940|
No Win No Fee Teeth Injury Compensation Claims
Legal Expert offers our No Win No Fee service for claiming damages to all residents of the UK as the easiest way to claim compensation for the pain and suffering for broken tooth.
Under this kind of agreement, you will face zero financial risk, as you will only need to pay us is when you actually receive a damages payment. There is zero cost to begin a claim, zero cost as we pursue your claim, and zero cost if we lose your claim. You really have nothing to lose by letting Legal Expert claim for you. Get in touch with us using number at the bottom of the guide to get started.
How Legal Expert Can Help With Your Personal Injury Claim
Legal Expert offers the simplest claims service for making loss of teeth or tooth damage compensation claims. Once you call us and go through our quick question and answer session, we will be ready to move on with your claim if we believe it is valid.
By choosing us to make teeth damage injury claims for you, you are gaining access to all of our legal experience in claiming the maximum level of compensation on behalf of our clients. We will explain every step of the claims process in simple English, and never do a thing to risk the success of your claim.
Contact Legal Expert Today
Are you ready to make a teeth injury compensation claim? If you are, call Legal Expert today on 0800 073 8804. Once we have got to know a little more about your injury and claim, we will offer you our opinion on what to do next.
At the URL you will find underneath, is a full and detailed guide to the process of making a compensation claim for a road traffic accident:
At the URL you will find underneath, is a full and detailed guide to the process of making a compensation claim for a slip, trip and fall accidents:
At the URL you will find underneath, is detailed information published by the NHS about dental treatment:
At the URL you will find underneath, is detailed information published by the NHS about chipped, broken or cracked teeth:
At the URL you will find underneath, are Department of Health published statistics related to clinical negligence in the UK: