If you have experienced dental negligence in London, you’ll understand how devastating it can be. Not only have you been let down by a trusted dental professional, but you might also be left with significant pain and discomfort. Visible dental issues and dental injuries can have a long-term impact on your life, both physically and psychologically.
Negligent treatment may mean that you need restorative dental work or cosmetic procedures to help you feel more comfortable with how your teeth look. However, as well as being inconvenient, there may also be significant costs involved, along with a sense of injustice for what has happened to you.
If you have suffered a dental injury due to negligence in London, you might be able to make a claim for compensation. Whilst no amount of money can turn back time and erase the past, a successful claim could help you to move forward with your life. Many successful claimants say that one of the biggest things about their claim is that they feel a sense of justice for what has happened to them.
The compensation awarded for a successful claim can help pay for restorative dental work, as well as covering the expenses you have had to undergo due to the negligence and resulting injury. This may include things such as lost wages due to being unable to work, or related dental and medical appointments.
As experienced dental negligence solicitors to London and the surrounding areas, we’re ideally placed to offer the specialist legal support needed for a successful compensation claim. Our expert team of dental lawyers across England and Wales understand exactly what is needed to build a strong case and secure the best possible outcome from your dental negligence claim.
Read our client stories to see our proven track record of securing compensation for dental negligence claims in London and beyond.
For more information and free initial legal advice on dental negligence in the London area, get in touch with our expert team on 0808 152 2038.
If you’re looking for dental negligence advice in London or anywhere else across England and Wales, acting quickly can be pivotal to the success of your claim.
There is a time limit of three years in which to make a dental negligence claim, and the sooner you start the claims process, the better. It can sometimes take some time to gather the evidence needed for a strong claim, as you’ll need to prove that the dental care you received was negligent and that you have suffered as a result.
In order to proceed with your claim, our dental negligence solicitors (who act on behalf of victims of dental negligence in London and the rest of England and Wales), will need to gather evidence to help prove that you have suffered from dental negligence. Evidence that you were injured and suffered as a result of negligence will also be required. We will need to obtain a copy of your dental records, which legally have to be kept for a minimum of two years.
You may need to be assessed by an independent dental expert as part of the claim process. The experts we use have extensive experience and will be able to provide details of what damage has been done, as well as the extent of any further work needed to restore your teeth or resolve your dental issues.
It’s important to document the impact that negligence has had on your life, including everything from physical pain or discomfort through to lowered confidence and self-esteem. The other party will be notified that you intend to make a dental negligence claim and will have an opportunity to respond to it. How they respond will make a big difference to what happens next.
If the dentist decides not to defend the claim or admits liability, we can negotiate a sum of compensation at this point and a settlement agreement will be drafted by our qualified dental negligence lawyers. However, if they choose to defend the claim, it may require further negotiation or court proceedings to be issued so that a judge can decide the outcome. If your case goes to court, the judge will decide on the amount of compensation issued.
With our proven track record of helping people with successful dental negligence claims in London (as well as other areas in England and Wales), we will be with you through every stage of the dental negligence claims process. Our legal team will make sure that you always know what to expect and are fully informed about the status of your claim. Get in touch today to discuss your options and find out how much your London dental negligence claim could be worth.
Once we understand the circumstances involved, our expert dental legal advisors in London can tell you whether you have a good chance of a successful outcome. If you’re worried about how much it costs to bring a claim, we work on a no-win, no-fee basis (also known as a conditional fee agreement or CFA).
It’s difficult to say exactly how much you’ll be required to pay for using our services, as this depends on how much work we have to do. However, when you sign your no-win, no-fee agreement, we’ll inform you about how we calculate the fees you’ll be required to pay if your case is successful.
However, you can rest assured in the knowledge that you won’t need to pay anything if your case is unsuccessful. Our fees will be outlined in more detail once you receive your initial paperwork.
In terms of compensation, this is also something we can’t state for definite, as it’s highly dependent on the details of the case itself. However, you may find it helpful to read through our broad range of client stories to give you an idea of how much you could be entitled to if your claim is successful.
There are many different things you can claim for when making a dental negligence claim against your dentist in London. Common reasons for opening a dental negligence case against a dental practitioner or dental practice include:
It doesn’t matter whether you use a private dentist or if your poor dental treatment was carried out through the NHS, as our solicitors are able to work with all dental patients within England and Wales.
If you think you may have suffered from dental negligence in London, please fill in our online enquiry form and we’ll get the claims process started.
If you’re searching for a dental negligence solicitor in London, the Dental Law Partnership is here to help. We’re market leaders in the legal field, having helped thousands of people with their dental negligence claims since we first started in 2000.
Our professional team consists of both dentists and lawyers, giving us extensive experience in our specialised niche. We believe that every one of our clients is entitled to justice for the negligence they have received. Whilst money can’t undo the suffering you’ve been through, getting adequate compensation may help you to move on and undergo any corrective treatment needed.
We have a specialised team based in London, although we also work across the entirety of England and Wales. If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you, or if you feel that you’re ready to start your claim, please get in touch with our team.