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Teeth Damage and Dental Negligence Compensation Claims

Dental Injury Claims

Injury to the teeth and gums can be extremely painful and require careful and extended periods of treatment to help someone recover fully, of course some injury can unfortunately be life-changing so full recovery may not be possible. Of course the teeth are as easy to damage as any other part of the body from a wide range of accidents. Dental Negligence claims may be possible where injury or ailment is specifically related to the treatment or neglect of a Dentist, Dental professional or Surgeon. Compensation settlement figures are of course wide ranging and dependent on many issues from the level of injury, to loss incurred as a result of the injury and what it may mean to a person’s life and well-being. Grieves Solicitors specialist team of Dental Negligence & Dental Injury Solicitors will fight to get you the full compensation you deserve for any injury sustained

Types of Dental Claims

One of the most common reasons for damage to the teeth or problems that can manifest within dental issues is in regards to a dental negligence claim. Dentists must perform dental treatment in a safe and professional manner, where dentists deliver substandard care, a claim for compensation may be brought. Within the team at Grieves Solicitors, our qualified dental negligence solicitors can seek consultation and support from medical and dental experts. A dental negligence claim is a claim for compensation and loss caused by injury to the teeth, gums or more complex health problems as a direct results of failed or sub-standard treatments or misdiagnosis.

Damage to Teeth

Our teeth play such an important part in our everyday lives, that any damage caused can have a serious impact on how we live day to day especially when it comes to eating or talking. If the damage was caused by a criminal act, a dentist or due to a negligent act, there may be potential for a compensation claim to be made.

If you, a friend or a family member have suffered damage to a tooth/ teeth, you should choose a specialist personal injury solicitor who is experienced in dealing with personal injury compensation claims. One that will build the strongest possible case for you on your behalf and secure the maximum level of compensation for you or a loved one.

What are the common causes of damage to teeth?

If you have suffered an injury to the teeth which was the fault of someone else, the amount of money you are entitled to will likely be dependent on the severity of the injury sustained.

Some common causes of injury to the teeth include:

Assault: Assault can be a common cause of damage to the teeth as an attack or heavy force to the mouth can result in injury to the teeth or jaw.

Road traffic accident: Road traffic accidents can result in the victim hitting their head on the steering wheel which can lead to broken, damaged teeth or fractured jaws.

Dental negligence: Dental negligence is one of the most common causes of damage to the teeth, especially if treatment is not performed properly. This can include:

  • Failed implants.
  • Poor root canal therapy.
  • Injury involving crowns, implants or veneers.
  • Damage to facial nerves or jaw during a dental procedure
  • Failing to warn patients of the risks involved in dental treatment.
  • Extraction of the wrong tooth.

Slip trip and fall:Slip, trips and falls could result in the victim wounding their head, smashing their teeth and injury to the jaw bone.

How much compensation for denatl negligence?

If you have suffered damage to your teeth through an incident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for a financial pay-out. Compensation can cover pain and suffering, loss of earnings and medical costs, and is dependent on the age of the victim at the time of the injury and the victim’s ability to communicate.

Typical dental compensation amounts include:

Loss of one tooth: Approximately £1,500

Loss of front teeth: Approximately £1,500 - £2,500

Loss of two teeth: Approximately £3,000

Loss of two or more front teeth: Approximately £2,500 - £7,000

Loss of further teeth: Approximately an extra £1,000 for each further tooth

Fractured jaw and loss of teeth: Approximately £4,000 - £25,000

Every attempt has been made to make all information provided as accurate as possible. The injury claims calculator is intended as a guide only.

How to make a claim for damage to the teeth with Grieves Solicitors:

From the beginning of your claim, our team will work with you, your family and the medical team to ensure the earliest form of recovery and compensation available. Specialised analysis of the condition forms the basis of your claim, one of our solicitors will arrange a dental examination as part of your claim process. In addition, the cause must be established. We will help guide you through the step by step process and the strength of your claim as well as offer you advice on the most appropriate course of action for you to take.

Grieves Solicitors was established by Helen Grieves in 1997, all members of the team have had many years of specialist experience and training in dealing with personal injury claims. Our solicitors specialise in dealing with major cases and have helped clients receive up to millions of pounds in compensation, their expertise in this field will enable you to get the best experience and outcome possible.

We are happy to announce that over 98% of our clients have rated our service as excellent or good, as well as 98% whom stated they would definitely use us again and/or would recommend us to family or friends.

If you have suffered from damage to your teeth through the negligence of another, speak to our specialist personal injury solicitors today for advice and guidance on making a claim. Give us a call on 0800 0747 644 or fill in the contact form and we'll get back to you.