Loss of teeth through accidents

Losing a tooth (or teeth) can be a painful and emotional experience. A healthy set of a teeth can define a person’s smile and personality, and losing one, or in some cases, several, can be a deeply traumatic experience for someone. It is likely to affect their self-confidence and general happiness. They will never grow back and treatment is extensive, expensive and often painful.
If you have lost a tooth, or teeth, in an accident that wasn’t your fault, did you know you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. Read on to find out more.
What are the most common circumstances for a successful tooth loss claim?
The reasons behind tooth loss claims are varied, but they can only be successful if the loss was caused by negligence for another person, whether it be a dental error or an accident. Some of the most common types of tooth loss claim include:
  • Teeth lost in road traffic accidents
  • Dental negligence
  • Infant accidents
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Injuries suffered as the result of a criminal assault

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What will be taken into account when a compensation amount is awarded?
As with most other personal injury compensation claims, as well as accommodating for the cost of any treatment, compensation payments will also be determined by the:
  • extent of the pain and suffering  caused by the accident/negligence.
  • cost of any dental work incurred.
  • amount of lost earnings.
  • amount of travel expenses to the hospital or GP.
  • cost of any other financial implications suffered as a result of the accident/negligence.
How much compensation could I be awarded?
The amount of compensation can vary on a case by case basis, and is affected by the abovementioned factors. However, below is a guide to how much you could expect to be awarded, depending on the circumstances.
  • Injured back teeth - £700 - £1,200
  • Injured front teeth - £1,250 - £2,500
  • Fractured jaw - £4,000 - £30,000
  • Serious damage or loss to several front teeth - £5,000 - £6,500
  • Serious damage or loss of one front tooth - £1,300 - £2,300
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