No one particularly enjoys going to the dentist. However, preventative check-ups can often mean you get away without having cavities or even a tooth extraction at a later date, as things can be caught at an early stage.
Dental surgeries are typically of very high quality, providing a safe and clean environment in which to receive your treatment. All areas that are open to patients to use, including the reception area, should be kept safe and free from any potential hazards. If this is not the case, there may potentially be an increased chance of someone being hurt. Injuries you could sustain in a dental surgery might leave you worrying about far more than the condition of your teeth.
How common is it for someone to be hurt while at the dentist?
This is very uncommon. In fact, you are very unlikely to ever have to think about the injuries you could sustain in a dental surgery. However, if you are one of the unlucky few, you could be injured through no particular fault of your own. If you are wondering whether compensation is due to you, however, you must be in a position to prove someone else was negligent in their duties. For example, perhaps the dentist’s chair was unsafe to use and this was known about. However, no one made the decision to order a new chair and the unsafe one remained in use, even though those in charge knew it may potentially harm someone.
Similarly, slips and falls can occur if the flooring is not kept scrupulously clean at all times. Additionally, tripping over hazards can occur anywhere, and it could potentially happen at the dentist’s as well. As you can see, all kinds of things could happen.
Could we assist you?
It can be tricky to decide whether to make a claim for some compensation or not. Legal matters always seem very complex and worrying. That’s why we’d encourage you to give us a call initially. Our number at Accident Advice Helpline is 0800 689 0500 and you can call free of charge any time you like.
If we decide, after hearing your case, that you can make a no win, no fee claim, we’ll recommend your case to be taken by a lawyer who specialises in this field. Remember, we’re always here to help if we possibly can.