Have you suffered an accident at work, which caused a broken tooth or broken teeth injury? If your broken tooth accident at work was caused by negligence on the part of your employer, you could be owed a compensation payout for your injuries.
To see if you are eligible to claim compensation for a broken tooth at work, call Legal Helpline today to speak to an advisor. We are a trusted personal injury claims advisory service who can tell you whether or not you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation for a broken tooth mouth injury. If you have the right to claim, we can refer you to an excellent accident claims solicitor who will start working on your claim right away.
You could be owed a large sum of money for your broken tooth or broken teeth injury, so call us today to see if you can claim compensation for your accident. Call Legal Helpline on 0161 696 9685 or use our online claims form to reach out. If you have legitimate grounds to claim compensation for a broken tooth accident at work, we would love to help you claim the money that you are owed, so call today.
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A broken tooth or broken teeth injury can be caused by biting down on something hard, a person suffering a slip, trip or fall accident and hitting their teeth, or being assaulted, amongst other types of accidents.
What Are The Most Common Types Of Broken Tooth Injuries?
A minor crack or craze line. This will only affect the enamel, the surface area of the tooth. A dentist may polish this to even it out.
- A cracked tooth is a fracture that affects the entire tooth, from the surface to the nerve. With time, the fracture can spread making the injury worse. A cracked tooth can be treated with an injury filling, a crown or if the living tissue nerve has been affected, may need root canal treatment.
- Chipped teeth are painful but often don’t require treatment. Sometimes a dentist may polish the tooth to make the surface look evener.
- A broken cusp. The cusp is the chewing surface of the tooth. The dentist may be able to repair the tooth, or may have to use an onlay or a crown.
Treatments for a broken tooth can include the dentist gluing the tooth back on, the dentist applying a crown or a filling. You can learn more about how broken teeth can be treated in this chipped, broken or cracked tooth NHS Guide.
Every set of teeth is made of many complex pieces. We will look at the anatomy of the human teeth in more detail below.
- The incisors: the four upper and four lower teeth of every mouth are used for cutting food. The incisors are chisel-shaped and sharp.
- The canines: The canines are the sharp top teeth at the sides of the mouth, which are also called the cuspids. Canines (cuspids) are used for gripping onto and tearing food.
- Molars are used for grinding and chewing food and have a row of cusps.
- Premolars. Premolars are teeth with two pointed cusps.
- Crowns are the front part of the teeth which we can see.
- Gumline: The gum line runs along the upper and lower jaw. It is where the tooth and the gum meet.
In the financial year 2018/9, there were an estimated 581,000 non-fatal injuries caused by accidents in the workplace, as reported by employers. A break down of non-fatal injuries, during the financial year, by type, is as follows:
- 29% slips, trips and falls on the same level
- 20% handling, lifting or carrying
- 10% struck by a moving object
- 8% acts of violence
- 8% falls from a height
- 4% injuries caused by contact with moving machinery
- 4% being struck against a moving or stationary object
- 2% being hit by a moving object vehicle
- 16% all other types of accidents
There are many ways that a broken tooth accident at work injury can happen. Below are four common forms of accidents at work that can cause a broken tooth injury.
- Assaults: An accident at work resulting in a broken tooth can involve an employee being assaulted by a customer, trespasser or another employee. Your employer has a duty of care towards you, which means that they are supposed to take adequate security measures to protect you from violence when you are at work. If you were assaulted and suffered a chipped tooth at work, cracked tooth or any other type of broken tooth injury, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
- Blunt force trauma: A blunt force trauma means being struck by a stationary or moving object. If you suffered a broken tooth at work because you were hit by a poorly placed object falling off work, or a falling item, you could be entitled to claim compensation for a broken tooth at work.
- Slips and falls: As you can see, slip and fall injuries are the most common type of accident at work. They can be caused by hazardous flooring (such as a nail poking out of a floorboard or a loose carpet tile) or can be caused by wet floors that are not signposted. If you have suffered a chipped tooth at work, cracked tooth, or any other type of broken tooth injury at work, because of a slip, trip or fall accident, you could be eligible to make a broken tooth claim for compensation.
- Vehicle accidents: If you were struck by a vehicle, or involved in a road traffic accident whilst working, because of negligence on the part of your employer, resulting in a broken tooth or broken teeth injury, you could be owed compensation.
We are now going to look at the story of Mr T from London, who worked as an accountant for a large corporation. Whilst at work Mr T tripped on a loose nail that was sticking out of the floorboard at his office. Other employees had already reported the nail to the company’s health and safety officer, yet nothing had been done about it.
When Mr T fell he landed face downwards and cracked his tooth. Fortunately, Mr T knew that the best thing to do was see a dentist immediately, as hospitals cannot treat dental injuries such as this. Unfortunately, the root canal and living tissue inside the tooth was damaged, so Mr T required root canal surgery and a crown to repair his tooth at great personal cost to himself. As a result of his injuries, Mr T suffered pain, a swollen gum and sensitivity to hot or cold food. He also missed a few days off work while he recovered from his surgery.
Mr T contacted a personal injury solicitor and made a broken tooth claim for his accident at work. His employer admitted liability for not taking prompt action to repair the hazardous flooring, however, they made an initial offer which Mr T rejected on the advice of his solicitor. As a result, Mr T was offered a higher compensation amount which he accepted. He was awarded £8,000 for his pain, suffering and loss of amenity and as special damages to cover his medical bills and other expenses such as losses of income.
If you have suffered a broken tooth at work, because of an accident that was caused by a negligent action or inaction on the part of your employer, you could be able to claim compensation for your injuries. Legal Helpline can advise you on how to make a claim for compensation. Call us today to enquire about how to make an accident at work broken tooth claim.
If you wish to claim compensation for a broken tooth at work, you are probably anxious to know what compensation amounts you could be able to claim. If you make a successful broken tooth accident at work claim, you will be awarded general damages, which are compensation for your pain suffering and loss amenity, and special damages which are funds to reimburse you for any expenses you have had as a result of your injuries. You can use our broken tooth compensation calculator to estimate how much compensation you could be entitled to claim in general damages for your injuries. This broken tooth compensation calculator does not include any special damages you could claim.
|Type Of Injury||Comments On This Injury||Severity||Settlement|
|Tooth Injuries||Injuries could lead to chronic or significant pain in the teeth or a tooth. It could include an untreated abscess.||N/A||Up to £35,790|
|Teeth injuries||This level includes serious damage to the front teeth or loss of front teeth.||Level 1||£8,200 to £10,710|
|Teeth injuries||This includes serious damage to or the loss of two of your front teeth.||Level 2||£4,080 to £7,160|
|Teeth injuries||This is includes the loss of or serious injury/ damage to one of your front teeth.||Level 3||£2,070 to £3,710|
|Teeth injuries||Such as damage affecting or the loss of a back tooth. Rate per tooth.||Level 4||£1,020 to £1,600|
At Legal Helpline, we can provide you with an excellent no win no fee solicitor to handle your claim. Many of our clients find making a no win no fee claim, the less stressful and more affordable way to claim their compensation payout. First of all, there is no upfront fee to pay, so the client doesn’t have to worry about obtaining funds to begin their claim. Instead, the fee is deducted from the claimant’s compensation package, if and when they win. What’s more, in the very unlikely circumstances that you do not win your claim, you will not have to pay your solicitor’s fee, meaning that there is little financial risk involved for you.
Call Legal Helpline today to enquire about making a no win no fee claim for a chipped, broken or cracked tooth injury at work.
Have you suffered a broken tooth at work, because of an accident caused by your employer acting negligently? Then you could be owed compensation for your cracked tooth, chipped tooth or broken teeth injury. To claim, call Legal Helpline for your free consultation. If we can see that you are owed compensation, you will be referred to an excellent no win no fee solicitor, to handle your claim.
Call Legal Helpline for your free personal injury claims consultation, or use our online enquiry form to get in contact.
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Trusted External Resources
An NHS Guide To Chipped, Cracked Or Broken Teeth – This NHS guide looks at what to do if you have cracked or broken teeth.
A WebMD Guide To Repairing A Chipped Or Broken Tooth – This medical resource also looks at how to deal with damage to your teeth.
Article By Hanna.