Eye Claims Specialists

Making an Eye Medical Negligence Compensation Claim

Ophthalmologists, optometrists and other medical professionals are responsible for ocular health, however, sometimes they are negligent resulting in vision loss.

Ophthalmologists, optometrists and other medical professionals are responsible for ocular health, however, sometimes they are negligent resulting in vision loss.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of a lack of duty of care, the SeriousMedicalInjury.com specialist solicitor panel could help with a no win no fee compensation claim.

Types of Claims We Assist With

Types of eye-related medical negligence claim our specialist solicitor panel are assisting with include:

  • Eye test errors
  • Prescribing the wrong glasses or contact lenses 
  • Failing to refer to a specialist
  • Failure to spot or remove foreign bodies
  • Diagnosis errors
  • Delayed treatment
  • Prescription or dispensing error
  • Botched surgery
  • Unacceptable aftercare

Medical negligence failures associated with the eyes can result in serious even life-changing injuries. If you have suffered because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation. 

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Leading Medical Injury Experts

The SeriousMedicalInjury.com solicitor panel boasts some of the leading medical injury lawyers in England & Wales.

The panel's experience has helped them understand the many challenges that face both the client and their family. They provide access to specialist support services including rehabilitation and benefits advice.

They appreciate client's concerns of claiming compensation whilst still undergoing treatment and the uncertainty of what the future holds especially when the injuries are debilitating.

Acting in the client's best interests they guide them through the legal process and leave no stone unturned, with the aim of securing maximum compensation as quickly as possible.

Experts In Recovering Past And Future Losses

A successful claim can help improve the quality of life as it can allow a claimant to recover past and future costs for:

  • Corrective treatment
  • Care & Rehabilitation
  • Loss of earnings
  • Out of pocket expenses and more

What can I claim?

No Win No Fee - No Risk*

The most common way to claim compensation for medical negligence is on a no win no fee basis.

Our panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors will carry out an assessment of your case and may decide that they can assist you on a no win no fee basis, also known as a conditional fee agreement (CFA).

A claim taken on a no win no fee basis means that if your claim is unsuccessful you will not be required to pay your solicitor’s fees, providing you cooperate and do not provide misleading information, nothing is payable by you up front and nothing is payable at all if your claim is unsuccessful.

Free Claim Assessment - No Obligation

Before you decide to claim, start your free, no obligation case assessment to check if one of our specialist serious medical negligence solicitors can assist you on a no win no fee basis

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Eye Claims We Assist With:

Negligent eye test

Optometrists and ophthalmologists carry out patient eye tests which can help diagnose a wide range of conditions and assist in prescribing glasses & contact lenses. Although most eye tests are successfully carried out this is not always the case.

If your vision or health has been affected because of a negligent eye test you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Prescribing the wrong glasses or contact lenses

Eye tests are normally carried out by an optometrist who prescribes the strength of glasses & contact lenses, dispensing is usually made by an optician. Sadly, sometimes things go wrong and some patients are unnecessarily harmed.

If your vision has been affected because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failing to refer to a specialist

GP's and other medical professionals should refer patients to specialists or ophthalmology departments if they are presented with an eye condition they are unqualified to deal with, sadly this is not always the case.

If your vision has been affected because you were not referred or the referral was delayed you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failing to treat an eye condition

The sooner eye conditions such as glaucoma and detached retinas are treated the more likely a positive outcome, sadly sometimes things go wrong.

If your vision has been affected because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failure to spot or properly remove a foreign body

If we get something in our eye we might need to go to the hospital A&E to remove it to ensure no further damage occurs, sadly some patients suffer additional harm when treatment is not carried out properly.

If your vision has been affected because of negligent A&E treatment you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Delayed treatment

We all expect medical professionals to treat our eye problems promptly and yet this is not every patient's experience.

If your vision or health has been affected because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Prescription and dispensing errors

It is reasonable for patients to expect doctors and specialists to prescribe appropriate treatment, and pharmacists to dispense the right medication, sadly sometimes things go wrong and patients are unnecessarily harmed.

If your vision or health has been affected because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Botched eye surgery

A patient places faith in the surgeon to safely and accurately carry out eye surgery, however, this is not everyone's experience when eye surgery goes wrong.

If your vision or health has been affected because of negligent surgery, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Unacceptable aftercare

Following eye surgery, suitable aftercare can help prevent complications, sadly, this is not every patient's experience.

If your vision or health has been affected because of unacceptable aftercare you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Compensation & Special Damages

Our medical negligence solicitor panel has successfully settled many serious and catastrophic medical injury claims and have experience in fighting for the following types of special damages:

Injury & Suffering

One of the elements of compensation is awarded for pain and suffering.

This takes into account the length of time the claimant is in pain and the effect it will have on their personal life.

Loss Of Earnings

If you have sustained a serious medical injury it is likely you have suffered a loss of earnings especially if your injuries are significant.

Our solicitor panel can help recover your work-related losses. 

Financial Losses

Compensation settlements are designed to put the claimant in a similar financial position prior to the incident.

All financial losses are included in the claim to ensure maximum compensation.

Rehabilitation

Medical injuries often require extensive rehabilitation.

In successful cases our solicitor panel can help recover all costs of corrective treatment.

Private Treatment

If the NHS has made your health worse you may decide on private treatment.

You can recover private treatment costs as part of your compensation settlement.

Care Costs

In severe cases, it may be necessary for people to go in to care, especially if they are vulnerable.

Our solicitor panel understands the complexity of serious injuries and can help recover your care costs.

Housing Adaptation

Home adaptations such as stairlifts can improve the quality of life of people with serious medical conditions.

Our solicitor panel work closely with leading occupational therapists and case managers to assist clients with mobility and access issues.

Relocation Costs

It may be necessary for some people with serious health problems to relocate. 

If you need to relocate or are considering relocation you may be able to recover the costs as part of your compensation award.

Assistive Technology

Our solicitor panel is aware of how assistive technology can make a real difference to improve the quality of life of those with serious health problems.

Smart technology such as voice-activated devices can help people cope with tasks which most of us take for granted, such as turning on and off appliances and controlling room temperature.

Dependants

If you have lost a loved one because of negligence you may need to consider your legal position.

Our solicitor panel can help dependants access compensation, support and assist with inquest representation.

Bereavement Costs

The loss of a loved one is an emotional time made even worse if someone else is to blame.

Our solicitor panel can help recover bereavement, funeral, inquest representation and other costs. 

Future Expenses

It is crucial that all future losses are considered when calculating a schedule of loss. 

Working with leading financial experts our solicitor panel can help recover future losses including, income, pensions, investments and many more.

Unsure if you can make a no win no fee medical injury claim?

Before you decide to make a claim, check for FREE if our panel of medical negligence solicitors can assist with your claim on a no win no fee.

or call: 0800 699 0900
or call: 0800 699 0900

Lines open 24 hours, 7 days a week