Injuries to the skull and jaw are common occurrences in sporting activities, road accidents and as a result of falling from a height. If you have suffered a jaw or skull fracture, you may be entitled to bring a compensation claim if a third party can be proven to be at fault. On this page, you will find general information to consider before making your claim, together with details of how our team can help you.
Here at McCarthy + Co, our team of expert personal injury solicitors have many years’ experience in helping people who have suffered a fracture to bring a successful claim against the party responsible for their injury. Many people who contact us are uncertain about whether they have a case against the third party involved in their injury. If you are uncertain as to whether you may have a case to make a claim, you can speak to one of our experts today for advice. Visit our contact page to view how to get in touch with us.
Bringing a compensation claim for a fracture to the skull or jaw
A skull fracture occurs when a force that is strong enough to break bone impacts upon the skull. There are many different types of incidents that can cause this including being hit with an object, falling over and hitting the ground, the impact of a car accident or a workplace accident involving falling from a height. Jaw fractures commonly occur as a consequence of assaults, slips and falls.
When starting the process of bringing a claim for an injury relating to a skull fracture, it is important to keep in mind the following.
- Preservation of evidence and inspection of the accident scene – in the case of serious accidents you should get a forensic engineer on the scene. They can attend at the scene of the accident and record what they have observed by taking measurements, sketches, notes, and photographs. You should also retain your own notes and photos where possible.
- Enquire about the availability of other forms of evidence – for example, there may be CCTV footage in the public area where the accident occurred. Or you may need to take down the details of witnesses who saw the accident happen. If your accident happens at work, you will need to take statements from your colleagues and ensure that your employer preserves the accident scene until a forensic specialist can assess it.
- Keep written records of your appointments with doctors and specialists – ask them to provide copies of their records and keep note of all the medications you have taken.
Skull fracture compensation
About McCarthy + Co
With more than 30 years of experience in dealing with fracture compensation claims *, McCarthy + Co. has expertise in a wide variety of related fields including cases involving skull and jaw fractures. We are a family-run business, who pride ourselves on offering honest, impartial, and helpful advice.
Our offices are based in Dublin and Cork, but we have worked with clients throughout Ireland in locations ranging from Galway to Waterford. You can count on us for legal advice, guidance and assistance on any form of personal injury *.
If you have recently suffered a skull or jaw fracture, get in touch with our specialist personal injury solicitors today to make a start on your claim * or gather more information. Call us on 1800 390 555 and an experienced member of staff will discuss your situation and potential next steps. You can also email on email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.