Injuries affecting the teeth cause not only pain but other particular problems – sometimes they affect the ability to eat food and of course there can be very disruptive treatments required to treat some injuries. In some more serious cases, dental injuries can be suffered along with other facial injuries but there can be cases where the only injury suffered is to the teeth.
Dental injury compensation
While there is no single figure that is “correct” in a legal sense for every injury, there are guidelines to identify ranges of possible awards depending on the type of injury and the severity. The values listed below are for guidance only. A more specific estimate will only be possible once further information is obtained in relation to your injury. In particular, with dental injuries, the amounts awarded can vary depending on the extent of any treatment needed and the degree of discomfort arising from the treatment. The figures below are for only the “pain and suffering” category that a court may award – the figures below do not include any wage loss or other categories of compensation that may or may not be open to you (for more information see What Can I Claim For?). One category, which is not included in the figures below but which features in many dental injury claims, is the cost of treatment needed as a result of the injury.
- loss of, or damage to, back teeth – per tooth: £850 – £1,350
- loss of, or serious damage to, one front tooth: £1,700 – £3,000
- loss of, or serious damage to, two front teeth: £3,500 – £6,000
- loss of, or serious damage to, several front teeth: £6,800 – £9,000
- significant chronic tooth pain extending over a number of years together with significant general deterioration in the overall condition of teeth: up to £30,000