Our specialist Solicitors can help you get compensation if you’re a victim of Ophthalmology negligence. We have some of the UK’s leading Medical Negligence Solicitors, who can provide you with the very best legal advice.
Our friendly and compassionate Solicitors can help you determine if you have a valid claim, and if so, help you get the compensation you deserve and the rehabilitation support you need.
So if you believe a clinical or medical mistake has been made with your eye treatment, get in touch for free legal advice and ask if our Solicitors can deal with your claim on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Eye Injury Compensation Claims
Many medical and surgical eye disease problems can be fairly routine to deal with, but as with any medical procedure, a risk still exists.
That means mistakes can happen every once in a while, in which case you need to know what you can do next.
An error or negligence during eye surgery or treatment can be more than an inconvenience. If you suffer a serious injury or lose your vision, countless aspects of your life may be affected.
You may need adaptations to your home or have to use special care aids and appliances. And costs such as travelling expenses and prescription charges will add to the financial pressure at a time when you’re unable to work.
That’s why getting the right compensation settlement is so important. It’s not just about money.
It’s about helping you move on and reduce the impact that the medical error has had on your life.
Our specialist Medical Negligence Solicitors are experts at helping clients get the right settlement, so get in touch for free legal advice.
Frequently asked questions
- What is the claims process?
When you contact us for a free consultation, we’ll run you through key information such as the NHS Complaints procedure, as you may have to submit a complaint before taking legal action.
If this applies in your case, we can advise you on the procedure and review the outcome of a complaint. After taking on your case, we’ll work with an independent medical specialist to gauge the full extent of your injuries, as this will help us calculate how much compensation you should be awarded.
If your claim is specific to Cerebral and Erb's Palsy, claims are more complex as they rely on a number of independent experts to carry out a thorough investigation. But, we'll take care of the difficult tasks, from arranging appointments with independent medical experts to supporting you if your case goes all the way to trial.
- What is the claim time limits?
Strict time limits apply for making a medical negligence claim, so you shouldn’t delay in seeking specialist legal advice.
You must either claim within three years of when the incident happened or three years from when you became aware of it (the date of knowledge).
If the date of knowledge can’t be identified, assume that the three-year period runs from the date of the incident.
The time limitation period may in certain cases extend to:
- If an injured person suffers from a temporary mental disability,then time doesn’t start to run until mental capacity has returned
- Those aged under 18 years, the three-year period doesn’t start running until their 18th birthday
- If settlement of the medical claim isn’t reached or application for legal action for damages issued to the Courts by the eve of their 21st birthday, then the opportunity to claim compensation is lost unless the minor suffers mental incapacity
Although the Courts have wider powers to alter the time limits, it is not often that the discretion is exercised.
If you’re claiming following the death of another person, you have 3 years from the date of their death in which to claim.
- How will I pay?
Many clinical and medical negligence cases can be funded through a No Win, No Fee agreement, which is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement. Ask for details when you get in touch.
- Can I claim compensation?
Medical negligence claims often arise out of the bad or poor management of your healthcare as a patient.
You may have a case if the doctor, nurse or hospital treating you failed to:
- Provide adequate healthcare
- Keep proper records
- Administer medication
- Properly operate hospital machinery
All of the above raises questions as to the adequacy of the treatment you may have received.
For free legal advice call our Medical Negligence Solicitors
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