Have you suffered from dental negligence that has caused you pain, discomfort, injury or even a loss of self-esteem? At Switalskis, we know that the damage caused by dental negligence extends beyond physical symptoms, often leaving emotional scars that can impact your everyday life. That's why we're so committed to helping those affected to secure the dental negligence compensation they're entitled to claim.
Our dedicated team of dental negligence solicitors has extensive knowledge and expertise in this area of law. With our compassionate approach, we'll not only guide you through the complexities of the dental negligence claims process but also provide the support you need on a personal level during this challenging time.
No one should have to endure the aftermath of dental negligence alone. Take the first step towards reclaiming your life by contacting Switalskis. Let us take care of your claim, so you can focus on what truly matters: your healing and recovery. Your journey to justice starts by making a dental compensation claim with us today.
At Switalskis, we know that if you've received poor dental treatment, you may be experiencing physical discomfort, emotional turmoil and confusion about your legal rights. That's why we're dedicated to making this journey less challenging for you, so that you can pursue justice while focusing on your recovery.
Our dental negligence solicitors are experts in their field, and we've already assisted many clients in situations similar to yours. Our solicitors are accredited as specialists by both the Law Society and the patients’ charity Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) . We're also recognised among the top clinical negligence teams in England and Wales by The Legal 500 UK, the foremost legal guide for clients.
Get in touch with us, and we'll be able to support your dental negligence compensation claim in the following ways:
When you choose Switalskis to help you claim dental negligence compensation, you'll have a compassionate and dedicated ally who really cares about your wellbeing. If you want to find out more about how we can help you, all you need to do is get in touch.
Dental negligence is a specific type of medical negligence that involves substandard or negligent care and treatment provided by dental professionals. This includes dentists, dental nurses, dental therapists, dental hygienists, and oral surgeons, whether they work in the NHS or private practices.
Negligence in the context of dentistry means that the standard of care you received fell below the accepted standards of competence within the dental community. In practical terms, this refers to cases where a dental professional does something incorrectly or fails to do something that should have been done, resulting in harm or injury to the patient.
There are various situations that could be classed as dental negligence, including:
In each of these cases, it’s important to prove dental negligence by showing that mistakes made by a dental professional directly caused, or significantly contributed to, the harm or injury you have suffered. This is often the challenging part of any dental negligence claim, and why it’s crucial to seek the expertise of skilled solicitors like Switalskis to make sure your case is handled in the right way.
Dental negligence can lead to a wide range of injuries and conditions that can have significant consequences for a person's health and quality of life. Here are some of the most common injuries that can result from dental negligence:
Each of these injuries can have a major impact on your daily life and wellbeing. If you believe you’ve suffered an injury due to poor dental care and treatment, our team at Switalskis can help guide you through the process of seeking dental negligence compensation.
The impact of dental negligence can be far-reaching, affecting your physical health, emotional wellbeing and lifestyle. In some cases, this type of medical negligence can lead to the following:
If you've experienced dental negligence and are dealing with these or any other consequences, it's important to seek legal advice. At Switalskis, we can help you understand your rights and claim compensation for the difficulties you've faced.
If you've never been through it before, the dental negligence claims process can seem confusing or even daunting, and sometimes this can put people off making a claim. Call Switalskis on 0800 1380 458 and we'll help to simplify and clarify the whole process from start to finish, making it as easy as possible to make a successful claim.
Here are the key steps:
Throughout the entire process, the team at Switalskis will be on hand to answer your questions, guide you through each stage, and offer emotional support. With us by your side, you can navigate the complexities of a dental negligence claim with confidence.
It's vital to pay attention to the time limits that apply to dental negligence claims, as they could directly impact your eligibility to claim compensation. As a general rule, you'll have three years from the date of the negligent treatment, or from the date you became aware of its effects, to bring a claim. This period is known as the limitation period.
Interpreting this rule can be complicated. Sometimes, the harm caused by dental negligence won't be noticeable until months or even years after the treatment. This could be when you realise that the ongoing pain isn't going away, or another dentist identifies the problem.
Additionally, there are a few exceptions to the general three-year rule:
We always advise you to seek legal advice as soon as you suspect that you have been a victim of dental negligence. This will make it easier to make sure that all of the relevant evidence can be gathered promptly, and that your claim is submitted within the time limits.
The duration of dental negligence claims will vary depending on the complexity of the case, the severity of the injuries, and whether the dentist or their insurer admits liability straight away.
For straightforward cases where liability is admitted early, you could expect to claim compensation within 12 to 18 months. For more complex cases, the process can take several years. This is particularly true if the case involves severe or long-term injury, or if there are details that need to be investigated thoroughly.
In some cases, liability might be admitted early on, but the final settlement amount will take longer to negotiate. When this happens, we'll work to secure interim payments for you. These are advance payments from your eventual compensation that can help to cover any immediate expenses you're facing, such as treatment and rehabilitation costs or loss of earnings.
Even if a case takes years to resolve, it won't cost you any more in legal fees under a no win, no fee agreement, so you can make your claim with full confidence.
How much compensation you can claim for dental or medical negligence will always depend on the specifics of your case. This means that it's not usually possible to provide an estimate of what to expect until after you've discussed these details with your solicitor.
Here are some of the factors that will be taken into account when claiming compensation for dental negligence:
At Switalskis, our specialist dental negligence solicitors will work closely with you to understand the full impact the negligence has had on your life. This helps us to secure the maximum compensation you're entitled to.
Potential legal costs are among the biggest concerns our clients have about claiming dental negligence compensation. At Switalskis, we're committed to making the process as accessible as possible by offering various funding options to meet your needs:
Remember, your first consultation with our dental negligence solicitors is free and without obligation. We'll discuss the funding options available to you and help you choose the best one for your situation.
If you're looking for legal advice on how to claim compensation for dental negligence, get in touch with Switalskis today. We have the expertise and experience to help you achieve the very best outcome, and you can always rely on us to provide you with compassionate, personalised support.
Our legal experts are here to listen, understand your unique circumstances, and fight for the best possible outcome for you. Call 0800 1380 458 or contact us through the website to discuss your concerns in confidence with a legal specialist.