TOOTH INJURY TEETH COMPENSATION
Damage to Teeth - Tooth Injury Compensation Claim
The mouth and teeth are frequently damaged in road traffic accidents, trips, slips and falls and as a result of criminal assaults and sports injuries. The most frequent injury is lost or broken teeth although this can in fact be quite severe as numerous teeth can be lost in one traumatic incident which can also involve injury to the jaw and palate particularly in traffic accidents and vehicle collisions. A tooth injury compensation claim can be made against a negligent third party for traumatic damage to teeth or gums. The amount of any award depends on the extent of the injury, whether or not there is any long term cosmetic or physical damage and the amount of pain and suffering endured not only as a result of the initial accident but also as a result of subsequent dental or medical treatment that is necessary to remedy any defects.
CICA - Criminal Injury Compensation for Damage to Teeth
If you have suffered damage to your teeth as a result of an assault or violent criminal act you are entitled to claim compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). To qualify for compensation from the CICA you must make report the assault to the police within a reasonable time and cooperate fully with the police in their enquiries and submit your claim within two years of the assault. The CICA will award a fixed tariff payment of £1500 for the loss of one tooth such sum to cover corrective surgery and compensate pain and suffering.
Sports Injury – Broken Tooth - Damage to Jaw Face & Palate
When playing contact or physical sports all participants have a legal duty of care to ensure the safety of their opponents. A tooth damaged because of deliberate violent conduct or due to a dangerous challenge can result in a successful tooth injury compensation claim. If you have damaged a tooth or teeth or have a jaw, face or palate injury as a result of faulty sports equipment, dangerous playing surfaces or inadequate instructions or supervision you are probably entitled to compensation and most sports venues and participants are covered by insurance.
Road Traffic Accident – Damaged Teeth Compensation
If you damaged your teeth as a result of a car or vehicle accident you are entitled to claim compensation from the insurance company of the driver who was at fault. If the driver was uninsured you can claim compensation from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau.
No Win No Fee Compensation Claims for Tooth Injuries
If you have suffered injury in an accident you should consult a solicitor as soon as possible. In order to make an teeth injury compensation claim the accident must have occurred within the last three years and have been caused as a result of negligence by another person. We operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client.
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