A dentist has a duty of care when performing any kind of surgery on a patient, and even when you visit your dentist for a periodic check up, he should still adhere to that duty with the highest level of skill. Where he fails to display that skill and causes you an injury in the process, you are entitled to make a dental compensation claim.
You may also be able to make a dental compensation claim if you suffer an oral injury in an accident for which somebody else was to blame – where dental treatment will be required to repair any damage to the teeth or gums. Inasmuch as it may seem an exaggerated action to claim dental compensation for the loss of a tooth, you should not have to bear the costs of repairing that injury.
Making a Dental Compensation Claim
Making a dental injury compensation claim against a dentist is a complicated procedure, as it has to be proven that the dentist performed surgery which was unnecessary and avoidable, omitted to perform a medical procedure or overlooked an oral infection. The injury could also be caused by faulty equipment or an error with medication. A medical expert would have to give testimony to display to the court that your injury was both avoidable and due to clinical negligence.
A dental compensation claim which does not involve clinical negligence is initially dealt with by the Injuries Board Ireland, but it is just as well for you to complete and submit your application for dental injury compensation with the assistance of an experienced solicitor. A solicitor will be able to advise you of the damages you are entitled to claim beyond those for the physical trauma you have suffered. If expensive and prolonged dental treatment is required to repair a dental injury, the “special” damages may amount to more than the amount of dental injury compensation.
Free Dental Injury Claim Advice
If you have suffered a dental injury either due to clinical negligence or in an accident which was not your fault, you are invited to call our dental injury claim advice service. Our service enables you to discuss your claim for dental compensation with an experienced solicitor and receive some helpful and practical advice. Our lines are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week and you are under no obligation to proceed with a dental compensation claim once you have spoken with us.
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Our Promise to You:
- 100% Professional assessment of you entitlement to dental injury compensation
- 100% Accurate information about the special damages you can claim
- 100% Practical advice and guidance in clear English
- 100% Completely confidential and discrete service
What You Can Expect?
We have been providing injury claims advice to clients for many years, and understand that the hurt caused by a breach of trust, or anger that an accident was allowed to happen, can be almost as painful as the physical trauma itself.
We will listen carefully and courteously as you explain to us how your dental injury was sustained, what remedial treatment you are undergoing and who you feel is the liable party in your dental compensation claim.
We will establish, wherever possible, that there is a claim for dental compensation which is worth your while to pursue, explain the procedures to you depending on the type of dental compensation claim, how long your claim should take to resolve and how much dental injury compensation we would expect you to receive.
Before the end of each initial conversation, we will summarise what has been discussed, ensure that we have answered any questions you may have asked and understood the advice we have given you. You are under no obligation to act on any of our advice or proceed with a dental compensation claim.
Many of our clients have found it useful to take a little time to discuss their options with family and friends before proceeding with a dental compensation claim and, if these discussions raise other questions, you are more than welcome to call our free dental claim advice service again.
One piece of advice you should heed immediately is to get in contact with us at the first possible opportunity. There is a fixed time limit from when you knew you had sustained a dental injury in which to make a dental compensation claim, and you could risk being disqualified from making such a claim by the Statute of Limitations.
Therefore, we look forward to hearing from you very soon. If now is not a suitable time to speak with us, please take advantage of our call-back service and complete your contact details in the form at the bottom of the page. One of our experienced solicitors will get back in touch at a time which is more convenient.