Are claims for teeth whitening gone wrong trivial? I recently had my teeth whitened but have been suffering excruciating pain in some of them ever since, is it worth my while making a claim?
Firstly, it is important to note that claims for teeth whitening gone wrong are not trivial, the majority of personal injury claims solicitors in the UK offer a free consultation for potential claims and as a result they evaluate claims that can be worth large and small sum of money.
You’ll have to establish if the pain in your teeth has been caused by the practitioner who carried out the procedure, claims for teeth whitening gone wrong usually depend on this. The clinic may have failed to conduct a pre-treatment consultation with you to check for the existence of crevices into which chemicals used in tooth whitening procedures could leak, it could also be the case that you were treated with too high a dose of hydrogen peroxide as this would likely cause the sensitivity of the tooth to increase meaning you felt more pain. In instances such as the aforementioned, the clinic would have failed to provide you with a duty of care.
You should record the incident in the business’ ‘Accident Report Book’ and also keep a copy for yourself. Once the record is made, the clinic may have to inform their insurance company about the accident as it is likely to be stipulated in their insurance policy. You may be approached with a direct or early offer of compensation from the insurance company if they believe their policyholder is to blame.
Any direct offer of compensation should be referred to a personal injury claim solicitor as you will not be able to make an informed decision whether to accept the offer until your claim is evaluated.
The circumstances surrounding your injury, the pain suffered and the extent of the injuries are all factors that will impact the amount of compensation you are entitled to. Your solicitor will also incorporate any expenses incurred by you as a direct result of your injury.
Claims for teeth whitening gone wrong can also be affected by many other factors which is why you should contact a personal injury claims solicitor to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to.