While being a dental nurse isn’t a high-risk profession, there are still plenty of opportunities for accidents.
If this has happened to you, you might be asking, ‘can I claim for an injury as a dental nurse?’
A law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline can help you answer that question, and in many cases, the answer will be yes. However, there are some things you need to bear in mind.
Would I be eligible to claim for an injury as a dental nurse?
Without knowing your exact circumstances it can be hard for to say if you would be eligible to claim compensation, but in general, several things could have an influence.
- Most compensation claims need to be lodged within three years of the incident taking place. There are some exceptions to this. An example is in the case of illness caused by long-term exposure to chemicals, or if the person was a minor when the accident happened.
- To claim compensation, you need to be able to prove that someone else was at fault the accident that caused your injury as a dental nurse. This might mean they caused the accident directly, or that they contributed to it perhaps by not maintaining equipment or property properly.
- The accident needs to have caused you harm. This does not need to be physical. We can also help with compensation claims for the cost of counselling needed as the result of an accident.
- The amount of compensation you receive may vary if you are determined to have in some way contributed to your injury as a dental nurse. This does not necessarily mean you won’t receive any compensation, but it may reduce the amount you are awarded.
- If you have evidence to support your claim – witnesses or photographs of your injury can help.
What sort of injuries might I claim for?
Common injuries that might be experienced by dental nurses include tripping on loose tiles or equipment left lying around; slipping on wet floors that have not been adequately signed, burns from hot water, or machines used to sterilise equipment and cuts or grazes.
We can assist you with all these types of injuries if you wish to make a compensation claim.
How much could I claim for?
We cannot tell you the exact amount you could receive, but we can give you an estimate. To find this out, visit our homepage and have a go on our 30-second test. Answer a few questions about your accident and it will generate a rough amount of what you could be entitled to claim for.
Making a claim for an injury as a dental nurse
To start your claim for an injury as a dental nurse, contact us on our 24-hour helpline.
You can call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline phone or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone.
Our friendly advisers are on hand to discuss the details of your case and advise you as to whether a compensation claim might be successful.
Date Published: August 11, 2015
Author: Lee Tadd