How much is my laser eye injury claim worth?
Depending on how bad the damage is, your laser eye surgery claim could be worth several thousands of pounds. Find out more with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay anything to claim?
Absolutely not. No Win No Fee really does mean you won't have to pay anything up front. So there's no risk to you, as we simply take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf. Many of our clients tells us this gives them more peace of mind, which is why we handle around 98% of our cases as No Win No Fee claims.
Will I have to have a medical for my laser eye surgery claim?
When laser eye surgery – or any other operation on your eyes – goes wrong, the results can be life changing. Whether you have been left with purely cosmetic damage, or lost some of your sight as a result, it's important that we know exactly how bad the damage is. That's why we'll usually send you to see an eye specialist who can tell us exactly how badly you have been affected.
Will I have to go to court for a laser eye surgery claim?
While most laser eye surgery operations are successful, they can and do go wrong from time to time. That's why laser eye clinics all have liability insurance to make sure they have the money to pay compensation claims when an operation goes wrong. So while some serious cases – particularly where someone has lost their sight – can go to court, it's more usual for us to claim directly from the laser eye clinic or NHS trust responsible.
What can I claim for?
Even if you signed a form beforehand to say that the clinic wasn't liable for any damage to your eyesight, you have every right to claim compensation if laser eye surgery or another eye operation has made your sight worse. Things you can claim for include:
- Loss of sight
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of amenity
- Special glasses
- Future treatment
If any or all of these things are relevant to your claim, they will all be added together to make up a complete settlement for your laser eye surgery claim.
Who's to blame for my laser eye surgery injury?
Laser eye surgery isn't suitable for everyone. If you are over a certain age and suffer from a number of eye conditions, no one should offer you laser eye surgery. There are also other things that could cause problems, including:
- Use of out-dated laser equipment
- Failure to check equipment before surgery
- Human error, where equipment is used incorrectly
- Failure to spot problems such as detached retina
Where any or all of these things have happened, you could be left suffering from:
- Cosmetic damage
- Blurred vision
- Tunnel vision
- Loss or partial loss of sight
So whether you have suffered eye damage due to laser eye surgery or any other ophthalmic treatment in the last three years, you may be entitled to compensation. Talk to one of our friendly advisors now on 0800 175 7900.
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