How much is my dental negligence claim worth?
When dental treatment goes wrong, compensation payments can be several thousands of pounds. Find out how much your claim could be worth with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to make a dental negligence claim?
We are firm believers in No Win No Fee claims. That means we won't ever ask you to pay money out of your own pocket, and we will only get paid a fee if we win the compensation you deserve. Most people prefer the peace of mind this gives them, which is why we handle around 98% of cases as No Win No Fee claims.
What sort of dental negligence can I claim for?
The vast majority of dentists are highly trained and highly skilled. Even so, mistakes can happen, and when that happens during dental treatment, the results can be devastating for patients. These are some of the most common things that lead to dental negligence and clinical negligence claims:
- Missing signs of oral cancer during check-ups
- Missing signs of tooth decay leading to tooth loss
- Missing signs of gum disease, leading to tooth loss
- Causing nerve damage during fillings or extractions
- Breaking teeth during fillings or extractions
- Cosmetic treatments leading to damaged teeth
- Causing serious infections during dental treatment
So if a visit to the dentist or a cosmetic dentist has led to tooth loss, tooth damage, injuries or infections, you may be entitled to make a No Win No Fee claim for compensation.
Will I have to have a medical for my dental injury claim?
Yes, if you have been harmed by clinical negligence during dental treatment, we will usually send you to see a dental expert to assess the damage. This works for you in two ways. Firstly, it gives us the evidence we need to pursue the right amount of damages. Secondly, it means you get an expert, independent opinion about what further treatment you might need to fix any dental problems you have been left with.
Will I have to go to court for a dental negligence claim?
In the vast majority of cases, we handle dental negligence claims by dealing directly with the dental surgery's insurers. When this happens, you wouldn't need to go to court to claim compensation. In fact, in many cases you don't even have to come to a Claims Direct office, as we are happy to deal with many of our clients by phone, email and post.
What can I claim for?
If you have been injured or suffered an illness as a result of dental treatment, your claim could include all of these things:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Further dental treatment
- Further medical treatment
When dental treatment goes wrong, the pain and suffering caused can be terrible. So if you have been the victim of negligent dental treatment, you may be entitled to claim compensation against the dental surgery or NHS trust that provided the treatment. Talk to one of our friendly advisors now on 0800 175 7900.