The dangers of using teeth whitening products

The dangers of using teeth whitening products Fill in our quick claim form now for advice on making a No Win No Fee claim.  A teeth whitening procedure involves having your teeth bleached using a special whitening product that contains hydrogen peroxide. It is generally a safe procedure, but it can be dangerous if it is not carried out by a properly qualified practitioner. Only fully registered and qualified dental professionals are legally allowed to carry out teeth whitening procedures, such as dentists, dental hygienists and dental therapists. It’s not always necessary to go to a dentist to whiten your teeth though, as another option is to buy over-the-counter tooth whitening kits. However, you should be aware that for these products to be legal they should only contain 0.1% hydrogen peroxide. Subsequently, those that abide by the law are often not strong enough to produce the desired results. A registered dentist is allowed to use up to 6% hydrogen peroxide. If you are buying a teeth whitening kit online then you should also be aware that some products can contain sodium perborate – a substance that is banned in cosmetic products in the UK as it has been linked with foetal abnormalities. Whether you choose…

How many personal injury claims go to court?

How many personal injury claims go to court? Fill in our quick claim form now for advice on making a No Win No Fee claim.  One of the most common questions we are asked by people thinking of making a personal injury claim concerns whether they will have to go to court or not. Suffering an injury due to the negligence of someone else can be a distressing time for the Claimant as well as their family. They may be forced to leave work for a period of time, undergo treatment and rehabilitation and not be able to lead the same life they had before the accident. Add on the anxiety of appearing before a judge in court to make a compensation claim, and you can see why many people find it too stressful and decide against pursuing a claim for compensation they are rightfully owed. If you are concerned at all about going to court, we have put together this below guide to help explain the likelihood of this happening and the process involved… Most of the personal injury claims we handle are settled out of court – meaning we reach an agreeable settlement with the Defendant and their…

Failed root canal negligence claims – everything you need to know

Failed root canal negligence claims – everything you need to know Fill in our quick claim form now for advice on making a No Win No Fee claim. Root canal, or endodontic treatment, is a procedure used by dentists to treat teeth that have become infected or have died. The procedure involves removing the infected or dead material and then filling the root canals within the teeth. The decision to carry out root canal treatment on a tooth depends on a variety of factors. If the tooth is severely decayed, for example, then root canal treatment may not be the best option and the tooth may need to be completely extracted. Assuming the root canal treatment is carried out successfully and to a satisfactory standard, a tooth can survive for up to 10 years following the procedure. When you might need root canal treatment The most common reason for requiring root canal treatment is when the tooth becomes infected by bacteria that enters the nerve (pulp) of the tooth. This can be due to: Tooth decayExisting deep or leaking fillingsTrauma to the tooth Usually a patient will become aware of an infected tooth due to the resulting toothache. If the…

When to accept a compensation offer

When to accept a compensation offer As you progress through a personal injury claim, you may find that the insurance company makes a low first offer in the hope that you will accept it and avoid progressing your claim. In some cases though, insurance companies might make a higher first offer and then reduce it as the case goes on. So how do you know whether to accept the first offer, wait for a better second offer or progress the claim even further? How early should you settle your claim? If you have instructed a personal injury solicitor to manage your compensation claim, then you may receive the offer during the claims process via your solicitor. If you choose to deal directly with the other party’s insurance company or other representatives then you will likely receive a compensation offer directly. However you are pursuing your claim, you are free to accept an offer and settle the claim as and when you receive one. If you are working with a solicitor then it is advisable to seek their advice, as they will make sure your compensation offer is fair and representative of the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred due to…

Dental negligence payouts – how much compensation can you claim?

Dental negligence payouts – how much compensation can you claim? Find out how much compensation you could be entitled to for a dental negligence claim. For more information about how we can help you pursue a No Win No Fee claim, get in touch now. There are many forms of dental negligence, from minor errors to more severe issues that lead to painful, debilitating and long-lasting problems for the patient. As such, compensation payouts for dental negligence can range depending on the severity of the injury or worsened condition – as well as whether it has affected your ability to continue to work and lead your normal day-to-day life. Below we have outlined some example compensation payouts you can use as a guideline. It must be stressed that these figures should be viewed as an estimate only and that your claim could be different depending on your individual circumstances. For more information read our personal injury claims payout guide and Judicial College guidelines. Dental negligence payout examples Payout for damaged back teeth (molar or premolar) – if you lose a back tooth or they are seriously damaged you could be entitled to claim compensation per tooth of between: £950 –…

Top products and equipment for deaf or hard of hearing people

Top products and equipment for deaf or hard of hearing people There are many products available to help those with hearing loss. If you have suffered hearing loss due to an accident or because of workplace conditions, find out if you are eligible to make a claim by filling out our quick claim form. If you are deaf or have problems with hearing then your day-to-day life can be significantly affected. Thankfully there are a growing number of useful products available to help those with hearing problems to do everything from enjoy the television, follow conversations and be notified when someone is at the door. Below we run through some of the top household equipment for those who are deaf or have hearing loss. For more information, read our full Living with hearing loss guide. Phones for the hard of hearing Products to help people with hearing difficulties use the phone are very popular, with textphones, telephone amplifiers and specially adapted mobile phones available. Textphones If you are not able to use a standard telephone, then a textphone can help you stay in touch with friends and family. Textphones have a full keyboard and display screen so you can have…

Examples of dental negligence claims

Examples of dental negligence claims There are many forms of dental negligence that could lead to a successful No Win No Fee compensation claim. To learn more about how we can help, fill out our quick claim form now. Mistakes made during dental treatment can be a painful and distressing time for the patient. The term dental negligence refers to any type of injury that has either been directly caused, worsened or ignored by a dentist or other dental health professional. If this has happened to you then you could be entitled to make a No Win No Fee claim for compensation. Below we have identified some of the more common types of dental negligence claims we deal with. If you have any questions or would like to find out if you have a claim, get in touch with CL Legal today. Read more: How to make a complaint about a dentist Dental negligence compensation payout calculator Medical negligence compensation claims What does 'no win no fee' really mean? Dental negligence examples Below we have outlined the most common forms of dental negligence: Failure to get consent for dental treatment Cosmetic dentistry gone wrong Tooth extraction claims Failure to diagnose gum disease Fillings…

The top deaf charities in the UK

The top deaf charities in the UK If you or a family member are struggling with living with hearing loss, there are many charities and organisations that can offer help, support and guidance. Below we have listed the top deaf charities in the UK. To learn more about making a claim for industrial deafness compensation, get in touch with us today. Suffering from any kind of hearing loss can be a worrying time – for you, your family and your friends. If your hearing has gradually deteriorated over time due to the negligence of a past employer, then you could find yourself suddenly and unexpectedly having to deal with changing your lifestyle to deal with your hearing loss. We have previously put together a huge guide: Living with hearing loss – to help those who have suffered hearing damage deal with their new challenges, as well as offering advice to friends and family members. Depending on your situation, you may find that you and your support network may need additional guidance and support – which is where the various deaf charities and organisations can help. Below we have identified the top deaf charities in the UK, who can offer help,…

How to make a complaint about a dentist

How to make a complaint about a dentist Learn more about making a complaint if you are the victim of substandard dental work below. Get in touch today to make a No Win No Fee dental negligence compensation claim. Cases of dental negligence are more common in the UK than you might think, and many victims consider complaining about their dentist when they receive poor treatment. It is important to lodge a complaint as this can not only make sure that other patients suffer in the same way, it can also help them make a claim for compensation and receive the financial support they are entitled to in order to recover from their injury and get back to normal life. A lot of victims are put off making a complaint as the process can seem overly complicated, with a few different options available on how to make a complaint. That’s why we’ve put together this quick guide so you decide the best course of action depending on your complaint. To learn more about how we can help you make a claim, get in touch today Complain directly to your dentist If you have received poor treatment then the first step is…

Hearing loss claims – everything you need to know

Hearing loss claims – everything you need to know Find out more about hearing loss and how to make a claim for compensation. For more information about making a No Win No Fee claim, get in touch today. Suffering hearing loss, whether it is slight or full deafness, can be a distressing time. If your hearing loss was caused due to the negligence of a third party then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. The most common form of hearing loss claim is against an employer, as hearing damage can be caused due to excessive noise and a lack of ear protection at work. These claims are commonly known as industrial deafness, but may also be referred to as ‘occupational deafness’ or ‘Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)‘ claims. Industrial deafness is generally the result of an employee being subjected to a loud noise, normally over a long period of time while not wearing the correct ear protection. There are certain occupations that have more risk of industrial deafness, such as working on construction sites or in factories with a lot of loud machinery. However, industrial deafness can affect workers in any industry. Negligence in hearing loss claims…

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