If you have suffered a broken jaw as a result of an accident, you may be able to claim compensation. A broken jaw is also known as a mandibular fracture, and is the second most-common facial fracture after a broken nose.
A broken jaw can have a devastating impact on your life, preventing you from eating and drinking properly and having a negative impact on your self-image.
Our expert Solicitors can help you to get the maximum amount of compensation for your jaw fracture. They work on a No Win, No Fee basis, and are sympathetic in guiding you through your claim.
Jaw Injury Causes
The two most common causes of a broken jaw are road traffic accidents and violent crime. However, people suffer jaw fractures in a variety of circumstances including accidents at work and slips/falls.
Whatever your circumstances, if your jaw was broken by someone else’s negligence, we can help you to claim the compensation that you deserve.
Symptoms of a Jaw Injury
If you have fractured your jaw, you may have the following symptoms:
- Jaw pain
- Feeling that your teeth do not fit together correctly
- Inability to open your jaw all the way
- Problems speaking
- Numbness (due to nerve damage)
- Bleeding in the mouth
Diagnosing a Jaw Injury
If you believe you have fractured your jaw you should see a doctor as soon as possible. A doctor will diagnose your broken jaw through a physical exam and x-rays.
Treatment for a Jaw Injury
Treatment will depend on the severity of your injury. You may require surgery, or have to have your jaw wired together. In serious instances, you may need plates placed across the fracture site.
You may also require antibiotics to treat any associated wounds.
Were you assaulted?
If your jaw has been broken because you are the victim of violent crime, we can help you to apply for Criminal Injuries Compensation. In order to claim for this compensation you must claim within 2 years of the crime, and the crime must have been reported to the police.
Why choose us?
- No Win, No Fee
- Free initial legal advice
- Expert personal injury solicitors
How can we help?
Find out if you have a claim by calling us free on 0800 025 0000 or speak to us on livechat below.