For many people, laser eye surgery is life-changing, but things can and do go wrong, with rising numbers of people suffering an injury as a result. If you have suffered an injury, or your eyesight has worsened as a result of laser eye surgery, we can help you bring a claim.
If a practitioner has acted negligently in performing laser eye surgery, this can have a devastating effect on your life as well as the lives of your loved ones. As a result, you could be due compensation for your injuries, suffering and loss. We have a specialist eye injury team who deal with these cases day in day out across the UK to bring successful claims against practitioners including big high-street names such as Optical Express, Ultralase, Optimax, Optegra and Accuvision. Our team can also facilitate and fund cases that arise in England & Wales.
To discuss your specific circumstances with a member of our specialist team here at Friends Legal, call us now on 0131 357 6261 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you right away. Real people solving real problems.
Making a Laser Eye Surgery Claim in England and Wales
Generally, laser eye surgery is carried out by an ophthalmologist. However, there may be a number of medical professionals involved that were in your procedure. The procedure involves the use of lasers to reshape the cornea of your eyes so that you can focus and see better. The surgery can be used to correct both long and short-sightedness. We understand that it may be difficult for you to understand what went wrong and who is at fault, but our team can advise you. You may be able to bring a claim against the organisation providing your treatment, regardless of which member of staff was specifically at fault. We have experience in bringing:
- Laser Eye Surgery Claims against Optical Express
- Laser Eye Surgery Claims against Optimax
- Laser Eye Surgery Claims against Ultralase
- Laser Eye Surgery Claims against Optegra
- Laser Eye Surgery Claims against Accuvision
Under What Circumstances Can I Bring a Laser Eye Surgery Claim?
To bring a claim for compensation in relation to laser surgery, we will need to prove that the professional who carried out your surgery was negligent in doing so. We can help clients bring claims in circumstances when:
- The surgeon has not taken into account any existing eye condition
- You are an unsuitable patient for the surgery, but it has been carried out anyway.
- The practitioner was not qualified to carry out the surgery
- The practitioner failed to tell you about the risks and alternatives to the surgery
- The aftercare fell below an acceptable standard
- The professional has fitted a faulty or defective lens
- The surgeon was negligent during surgery
- You have been fitted with the wrong type of lens
- The surgeon has failed to consider the pre-surgery eye prescription
It may be difficult for you to understand what has happened to you fully, but when you contact our team, we will take the time to listen to you and understand whether you can bring a claim.
Lack of Informed Consent
You might be able to bring a claim even where your practitioner did everything correctly during the procedure if they failed to inform you of the risks and alternatives properly. This is known as a lack of informed consent, and we have helped many people make successful claims under these circumstances.
Lens Replacement Surgery Claims in England and Wales
Lens replacement surgery is a specialist ophthalmic vision correction procedure. The procedure is now offered by high-street providers such as Optical Express, Ultralase, Optimax, Optegra and Accuvision. The procedure is often attractive to consumers because when it is successful, it can remove the need to wear contact lenses or glasses by correcting both near and distance vision. A high number of cases are successful; however, lens replacement surgery can go wrong, with devastating consequences. If you have suffered an injury as a result of lens replacement surgery, we can help you claim the compensation rightfully owed to you. We may be able to work with you on a no-win, no fee basis.
How much compensation could I claim for a laser eye surgery injury?
Friends Legal always strive to get the maximum compensation owed to our clients.
Our lawyers have experience in dealing with insurers and will pursue your claim as efficiently as possible, without compromising your settlement amount. We will ensure that, where appropriate, you are fully compensated for the following:
- Out of pocket expenses, such as pain medication or transport to medical appointments
- Interim compensation payments
- Cost of any adaptations to your home, or costs of relocation where this is necessary
- Cost of adapting your vehicle
- Transport costs
- Loss of earnings and future earnings
- Compensation for your injury
- Care costs
- Rehabilitation costs
- Private medical treatment costs
- Legal and case management costs
- Compensation for dependants of carers
- Cost of any financial or other professional advice you have sought as a result of this change to your circumstances.
There are, of course, many ways in which you may have suffered financial loss, and this list is not exhaustive. To discuss the details of your claim with one of our specialists, get in touch with our team today. We are here to help you.
Contact Us for a Free Initial Assessment & Advice from Our Specialist Eye Team
We have a specialist eye injury team who deal with these cases regularly across the UK, bringing claims against laser eye surgery providers such as Optical Express, Optimax, Ultralase. Optegra, and Accuvision. We understand the impact your injury may have had on your life, and we will fight to get you the maximum compensation you are owed. We act with efficiency, and continually push forward with your case, keeping you informed at every stage.
To get started with your claim today, contact us today by calling 0131 357 6261 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our dedicated team will get back to you right away. We're here to help.