How much compensation can I get for a UK personal injury claim?
How much compensation can I get: My son, aged 14, recently had his two front teeth knocked out at school when he fell in a pothole in the playground tarmac – for which he has received emergency treatment. I am told he will require extensive treatment not only now, but throughout his adult life. I do not have any sort of cover for this treatment.
Specialist personal injury solicitor response
To see examples of the amounts of compensation you can claim for all manner of personal injury click compensation amounts
To decide how much compensation you can get for your son’s damaged teeth you should consider the following:
1. How much compensation can you get for the pain and suffering of damaged teeth?Generally speaking in 2017 the pain and suffering for the loss of two front teeth will receive compensation of between £3,500 and £6,500.
To see examples of how much compensation you can receive for other types of injury to your teeth and jaw click dental claim calculator
This is just for the loss of the teeth themselves. As your son is young such an injury could cause psychological damage – for example loss of confidence or even mild depression – in which case his compensation amount for pain and suffering could be larger. A psychiatrist would need to verify any such psychological injury.
2. How much compensation can you get for dental expenses?
The answer to this will depend on a dental report. If such a report verifies that treatment is necessary into the future – an estimate can be provided for that expense and this should all be recoverable as part of your son’s compensation claim.
3. Making a claim for compensation for a school accident
For you to be successful in making a claim for compensation and to receive the correct amount of compensation I recommend you consider using a specialist child accident lawyer.
Click how much compensation can I get for a child accident to see why you should use a specialist personal injury solicitor to ensure you know how much compensation you can get and so receive the correct amount of compensation your son is entitled to.