Eye Injury Negligence Claims
Just partial or temporary loss of sight can have an enormous impact on a person’s quality of life. An eye’s structure is made up of several incredibly delicate parts, all of which rely on each other to function properly. An injury caused to one part of the eye can swiftly affect others, and if not treated quickly or correctly, the damage can be permanent.
The eye works when light enters through the iris, pupil and cornea. It progresses to the lens which uses muscles to focus the light onto the retina. The retina is photosensitive nerve which transmits light via electrical impulses to the optic nerve, which in turn carries these impulses to the brain so you know what you are seeing. Even from this brief description, it is possible to appreciate how sensitive the eye is to damage.
What is Eye Injury Negligence?
A medical practitioner can be guilty of negligence in two main ways. Either they cause an avoidable injury when they are careless in examining or treating a patient, or they are not thorough with their examination or referral, and miss, or misdiagnose, a condition which progressively becomes worse.
Examples of eye injury negligence can include:
- An optician not referring a patient for further examination when they spot signs of infection or swelling in or behind the eye.
- Mistakes made during surgery.
- Prescribing incorrect medication.
- Delay in referring a patient for specialist assessment.
More recently, compensation has been awarded to victims who suffered damage while undergoing laser eye surgery or cosmetic eye surgery, or who were not fully informed about the risks of a procedure.
The claimant seeking compensation must prove the person providing the care was negligent, which is why it is hugely beneficial to have a solicitor experienced in medical negligence claims, like those at The Medical Negligence Experts, working for you.
How Can We Help?
Making a compensation claim for eye injury negligence can be a daunting process without the right lawyer, but all it takes to start is a simple enquiry. We will talk to you and find out about your experience so we can advise whether or not you have grounds for a claim. Not all eye injuries are the result of negligence but where they are we can put you in contact with independent medical experts who can help you with the evidence you need to prove it.
The time limit for filing a claim for medical negligence is either three years from the date of the treatment or three years from the time the damage became apparent if this didn’t occur until sometime after the injury. Medical negligence can take a long time to resolve so it is better to start them as early as possible.
Calculation for eye injury compensation considers the amount of sight loss and the impact this has on the client’s life, for example, if they have to retrain as they can no longer work in their current career. It also looks at the level of pain and suffering caused by the injury, and financial loss, including your predicted future earnings, medical expenses, and the cost of any travel you have incurred.
Losing your sight – arguably your most important sense – can be devastating. Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today to find out how we can help you.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
Expert solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.