In addition to claiming compensation for pain and suffering caused by the negligence, we aim to help our clients claim sufficient compensation for them to put right the damage caused.
You cannot claim compensation just because someone else has done something wrong; you have to be able to prove that this has caused you an injury . To make a claim for dental negligence compensation, you have to be able to prove two things:
- the health professional acted in a way that no responsible or reasonable practitioner would have done (“negligence”): and
- you have suffered a physical or psychological injury as a direct result of the negligent act or acts (“causation”).
How long have I got to claim?
Dental negligence claims normally have a three-year time limit, but there are exceptions for those aged 18 or under and for clients who suffer from a mental disability. The three-year time limit runs from either the date of injury, or the date on which you first suspected, or became aware of, your injury, whichever is sooner.
There are exceptions to these rules, so it is important that you take advice from our specialist no win no fee dental negligence solicitors as soon as possible. We also recommend that you keep a diary of events to include your subsequent GP and hospital visits and expenses incurred as a result of your injuries (keeping receipts where possible).