Teeth Damage Compensation Claims
Damage to your teeth can not only be painful and leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance, but it can be costly to fix too. If you have damaged your teeth as a result of an accident, you may be eligible to claim the cost of dental treatment as part of your teeth damage compensation claim.
Whether you have lost a front tooth as the result of a cycling accident or hurt your jaw as the result of a slip, trip or fall, you will likely be keen to fix any damage as soon as possible. However, dental treatment can be incredibly expensive, especially if you’re unable to find an NHS dentist and need to fund it privately.
Our specialist teeth damage solicitors can help you to claim the cost of dental treatment as part of your personal injury claim, meaning that you can focus on getting your teeth damage sorted without worrying that you may never recover the cost.
Why choose Barcan+Kirby for your teeth damage claim?
If you have suffered damage to your teeth as a result of an accident, our personal injury solicitors can help. We act for clients throughout the UK from our offices in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, in Bedminster, Bishopston, Bristol city centre, Kingswood and Thornbury.
Our personal injury lawyers have a band 3 ranking for their expertise in Chambers and Partners UK and are tier 3 ranked by Legal 500. Our experience is underpinned by a sympathetic and understanding approach; we will do our best to support you and keep you updated throughout the claims process.
Our personal injury expertise is broad and our experienced lawyers advise clients on a range of claims, including:
- Amputation and loss-of-limb
- Beauty and cosmetic procedure injury claims
- Brain and head injuries
- Car and road traffic accidents
- Criminal injury claims
- Cycling accidents
- Fatal injuries
- Industrial disease and illness
- Motorcycle accidents
- Serious injuries
- Slips, trips and falls
- Spinal injuries
- Workplace accidents
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Can I claim compensation for teeth damage?
If you have suffered damage to your teeth as the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to recover the cost of dental treatment as part of your overall personal injury claim.
Before our expert solicitors can take on your broken tooth injury claim, we will need to be able to prove that:
- You were owed a duty of care by the Defendant, e.g. if the driver of a car pulled out in front of you and you fell off your bike, causing damage to your teeth;
- The Defendant broke that duty through negligence, e.g. the driver failed to look properly before pulling out; and
- Your teeth were damaged as a direct consequence of that incident.
Common causes of teeth damage
Some of the most common types of accidents that involve claiming compensation for damage to teeth, the jaw or gums, include:
- Road traffic collisions, including cycling and motorcycle accidents, e.g. you may be eligible to claim compensation if you suffered a dental injury as the result of another driver’s negligence
- Criminal injury claims, e.g. if you have been punched and the impact has caused damage to the teeth
- Slips, trips and falls, e.g. if you have fallen on a wet surface in a public area or trip over an uneven paving slab and have broken a tooth as the result of the impact
- Workplace accidents, e.g. if your employer has failed in their duty to protect workers’ health and safety and you have had an accident at work that has caused dental injury
Types of tooth damage and mouth injury you can claim for
Common types of dental injuries that our personal injury solicitors deal with as part of the claims process include:
- Broken, cracked or chipped teeth
- Loose teeth
- Jaw injuries
- Injuries to the gums
Teeth damage compensation claim FAQs
If you have knocked a tooth out or have substantial damage to your mouth, you can normally presume that your injury is serious. However, to ascertain the full extent of your injury, our personal injury solicitors will arrange for an independent medical assessment as part of your tooth injury claim.
The expert will examine your injury and prepare a written report for your solicitor that includes information about the extent of your injury and how this may affect you in the future. This will form part of your tooth damage claim.
Treatment for a broken or damaged tooth will depend on the severity of the injury. Information about this may be included in the medical expert’s report and a professional dentist will be able to advise you on this further.
The amount of compensation for knocked out teeth or mouth injuries can vary, depending on the severity and any long-term effects.
Our personal injury lawyers can discuss this with you as well as talk about securing the right level of compensation for your teeth injury claim.
In addition to our teeth damage solicitors needing to prove that your tooth injury was as the result of someone else’s negligence, we will need to obtain evidence to support your claim. This is to prove how your teeth were damaged, who is responsible and what the damage is.
The evidence that our lawyers will look for includes:
- Camera footage/CCTV recordings from the scene of the accident
- Accident report forms (if your accident happened in a public place or at work, you should have been asked to fill out an accident report form)
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Dental records (to show what condition your teeth were in before the accident)
- A list of expenses for any dental treatment you have already had (it may be possible to recover these costs as part of your claim)
Our personal injury lawyers will discuss any supporting documents we need from you as part of the claims process and can advise you on how best to obtain this evidence.
You have up to three years to start a tooth injury claim. This time period starts on the day the accident took place or when the injury was suffered.
We offer a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement for teeth damage claims. This means that you will not have to pay anything upfront and will only pay if your injury claim is successful. This payment will come out of your compensation amount.
Contact us about a teeth damage compensation claim
To contact our personal injury solicitors about making a claim for tooth damage, get in touch. We offer a no-obligation initial chat with a member of our team and can talk you through the process in more detail.