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Chipped Tooth Injury Claims

Information about Chipped Tooth Injury Claims

Chipped tooth injury claims enable you to recover compensation when you have suffered an injury to your tooth in an accident for which somebody else was primarily to blame. Irrespective of how your injury was sustained, by making a successful claim for a chipped tooth injury you will be compensated for the pain you experienced at the time your injury occurred, the effect that the damaged tooth has on your quality of life and any financial consequences of being incapacitated due to a chipped tooth injury.

Establishing Your Eligibility to Make Chipped Tooth Injury Claims

Chipped tooth injury claims have to show that you have sustained an injury to your tooth and that the injury was due to a third party´s lack of care. Determining that you have sustained a damaged tooth can be proven by your dental records, but establishing that a third party is responsible for the chipped tooth injury through their negligent actions – or lack of actions – can often be more difficult.

Police reports or accident reports may need to be compiled and evidence gathered in support of your chipped tooth injury claim and, at a time when you may be in a considerable amount of pain from the damage to your tooth, collecting evidence of negligence may not be something which is easy for you to do and should not be made a priority before you have recovered from your chipped tooth injury.

Therefore, it is in your best interests to discuss making chipped tooth injury claims for compensation with a solicitor as soon as practically possible. A solicitor will assess your claim for a chipped tooth injury, assist you where necessary to collect evidence in support of your chipped tooth injury claim and advise you if you have a claim for chipped tooth injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.

How Much Chipped Tooth Injury Compensation Will I Get?

How much compensation for a chipped tooth injury you will be entitled to receive will depend on your personal circumstances. A solicitor will calculate the value of your chipped tooth injury claim by considering the severity of the injury to your tooth in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to the incident which was responsible for you suffering a damaged tooth.

As mentioned above, the consequences of your chipped tooth injury and the effect it has on your quality of life will also be taken into account when compiling a claim for chipped tooth injury compensation. Along with your lack of ability to perform day-to-day tasks while still recovering from a damaged tooth, any quantifiable psychological consequences of the accident which led to your chipped tooth injury – for example any confidence issues you may have in the future – will also be integrated into your chipped tooth injury claim for compensation.

You are also entitled to recover any financial costs which are directly attributable to your chipped tooth injury when making a claim for chipped tooth injury compensation. These can range from expenses incurred seeking medical attention following an accident which led to your chipped tooth injury, to the cost of remedial dentistry work to repair the chipped tooth. Any loss of income can also be recovered in a claim for chipped tooth injury compensation – including overtime and pension contributions.

“No Win, No Fee” Claims for a Chipped Tooth Injury

Provided that your solicitor believes there is a strong likelihood of your claim for chipped tooth injury compensation being successful, he or she will usually be prepared to represent you in your chipped tooth injury claim on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. This usually means that, should you lose your claim for chipped tooth injury compensation, you will not owe your solicitor for their legal fees and, when your chipped tooth injury claim is successful, you will retain 100 percent of your compensation settlement.

However, not all solicitors offer “No Win, No Fee” claims for a chipped tooth injury on the same basis, and it may be necessary for you to take out an insurance policy to protect yourself from potential financial exposure should your claim for chipped tooth injury compensation be unsuccessful and you become liable for the defendant´s legal fees. Your solicitor should explain the exact terms and conditions of a “No Win, No Fee” claim for a chipped tooth injury prior to accepting your case.

Expert Advice about Chipped Tooth Injury Claims

It is in your best interests to obtain expert legal advice about chipped tooth injury claims at the first practical opportunity. No two claims for chipped tooth injury compensation are identical – even when the location and extent of the tooth injury are the same – and to delay speaking with a solicitor about your individual circumstances could jeopardise the collection of evidence in support of your chipped tooth injury claim and affect how much compensation for a chipped tooth injury you receive.

Consequently, we invite you to call and discuss the circumstances of your tooth injury directly with an experienced solicitor. There is no charge for this service and you will not be placed under any pressure to proceed with a claim for chipped tooth injury compensation. Our solicitors will be able to provide the answers to any questions you may have about making chipped tooth injury claims and help you decide whether you have a claim for chipped tooth injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.