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Dental Negligence Solicitors Claims Liverpool

Have you experienced dental negligence at a dental practice in Liverpool? If you have, the Dental Law Partnership is here to help. Our legal team is highly trained in matters of the law, specialising solely in the field of dental negligence.

Experiencing dental negligence can be extremely traumatic. Whilst you might not realise it at the time, being exposed to negligence means the level of care has dropped. You have been let down by someone you trusted to look after your oral health, and there can be severe ramifications if permanent harm has been caused. Sometimes the consequences can be difficult to deal with, particularly if you have suffered avoidable harm.

Some people who experience poor treatment are left with long-term or permanent damage to their teeth, as well as unnecessary pain that affects their daily life. They may also be left with visible dental issues that can affect their self-esteem and confidence, leading to emotional trauma.

For those who are able to have restorative or cosmetic dentistry procedures to try and fix some (or all of the issues) caused by dental negligence, there are often significant costs associated, along with the sense of injustice for what has happened.

You can find out more about how the dental negligence claims process works in Liverpool here. However, if you’re ready to start your claim, or you’d like some legal advice before making a commitment, our experienced team will be happy to help. 

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How to Make a Dental Negligence Claim in Liverpool

If you’re thinking about starting a dental negligence claim in Liverpool (or anywhere else in England and Wales), acting quickly and getting expert advice is the key to making a successful claim. There is a three year time limit for all personal injury cases from the date that the negligence originally occurred, or from the date of knowledge of the negligence, so it’s important to get started as soon as possible.

To have the best chance of your claim being successful, you will need to prove that the dental care you received was negligent and didn’t meet acceptable standards. Once we have this information, we can make a decision as to whether you have a valid claim or not.

At the Dental Law Partnership, we offer a free, no-obligation consultation call so that your potential claim can be assessed. Once we’ve spoken to you and we understand the circumstances involved, we can decide whether you have a valid claim and advise you on whether you have a good chance of a successful outcome.

We will always offer to represent your claim on a no-win, no-fee basis, sometimes referred to as a conditional fee agreement. This means that if your claim isn’t successful, you won’t need to pay any legal fees for your legal representation, so there is no financial risk if your claim isn’t successful.

Our fees are highly dependent on the circumstances of your dental negligence compensation claim. However, we will go through all the details with you before you sign the paperwork and your conditional fee agreement.

We can’t state the exact amount of compensation you will receive should your dental claim be successful, as this depends on the nature of the case itself. However, our Client Stories page may be able to show you how much financial compensation you could receive for a similar scenario.

In order to proceed with your dental malpractice claim, evidence will be required to help prove that you have received dental negligence from your dentist. You’ll also need to prove that you received an avoidable injury and suffered as a result of your dentist’s negligent care. This may involve an assessment by an independent dental expert with extensive experience in the field. This expert will be able to determine the extent of the avoidable injury/damage caused by the act of negligence, as well as the impact that this has had on your life.

The Next Steps

The next stage of a dental negligence claim is to notify the other party about the claim and give them an opportunity to respond. If your dental professional decides not to defend the claim, it’s usually possible to reach a settlement at this point.

If the other party disputes the claim, further negotiations may be needed. In some situations, court proceedings will be issued. It is rare for a dental negligence claim to go to trial. If that does happen and you are successful with your case, the judge will decide on the outcome of the claim, as well as the level of compensation granted.

The Dental Law Partnership are experienced dental negligence solicitors serving Liverpool and the surrounding area. We understand what is required to build a strong case to help you get the best possible outcome from your compensation claim. Our dental negligence team includes both dentists and specialist dental negligence solicitors, as we have extensive experience in both fields. This unique approach has given us a strong proven track record for winning successful claims on behalf of our clients – we’re also able to give you expert advice throughout the entire legal process.

If you’d like to find out more about our dental negligence claims process, please contact our dental negligence team by filling out our online contact form. Once your information has been received, we’ll call you at the most convenient time to get your claim started.

How Much is a Dental Negligence Claim Worth in Liverpool?

If you’ve suffered from dental negligence and you’d like to take legal action against your dental practitioner, you may find yourself wondering how much compensation you could receive. No amount of money can turn back the clock and stop the negligent treatment from happening in the first place.

Nevertheless, a successful claim may mean that you are able to move forward from the situation and gain a sense of justice for what you have suffered.

Compensation can help you pay for restorative dental work or cosmetic procedures if needed. It may also replace any out of pocket expenses you have had to pay due to the negligence you suffered, such as loss of earnings due to your injury or related appointments.

The amount of financial compensation that can be awarded for a successful dental negligence claim in Liverpool depends on a number of factors, so we can’t state for definite exactly what you would receive.

Some of the main factors that may be taken into consideration when negotiating your compensation include:

  • How serious the negligence was and the type of injury it caused
  • The impact of the negligence on your life, both now and in the future
  • The level of suffering that you have experienced, including physical, psychological and emotional harm
  • The estimated cost of any other surgical procedures needed to resolve dental issues caused by the negligence that occurred, including cosmetic treatments.
  • Whether you have endured any financial losses due to careless treatment. This may occur if you’ve had to take time off work to recover, or if you’ve had to pay another dental professional to carry out the correct treatment or any other remedial work.

Every individual dental negligence claim has its own set of circumstances and factors, so it’s not possible to give an accurate estimate of the level of compensation that may be awarded until your claim has been properly assessed.

There is a three year time limit from when the negligence occurred in which you can open a dental negligence claim, so we advise that you get in touch with us as soon as possible to find out how much your Liverpool dental negligence claim could be worth.

Contact the Dental Law Partnership on 0808 152 2038 for your initial consultation call and we’ll see if we can help. 


Your Smile is Our Priority: Work with the Dental Law Partnership

If you think you’ve been a victim of dental negligence in Liverpool and you’d like to find out how you can make a claim, the Dental Law Partnership is here to provide quality legal advice.

Since our inception in 2000, we’ve worked with a wide range of claimants who have been affected by acts of negligence, including both physical harm and emotional harm. Our experienced team is dedicated to what they do, aiming to help as many people as we can within England and Wales.

If you’ve suffered from avoidable harm due to negligent care by your dentist in the Liverpool area, the Dental Law Partnership may be able to help you. We have a proven track record of successful dental negligence claims in Liverpool and around the country, meaning we can offer specialist advice and support to clients anywhere in the North West and beyond.

We hold ourselves to high, professional standards, as our vast selection of positive reviews and testimonials proves. Our team of dental solicitors has also been nominated for several awards, winning Outstanding Case of the Year 2022 at The National Personal Injury Awards last year.

If you’re ready to take legal action against a negligent dentist, please fill in our online enquiry form and let us know when the most convenient time to contact you is.

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