Eye Injuries from Medical Negligence Claims

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Helping people with Eye Injuries

If you’ve been injured because of medical negligence whilst having eye treatment, contact our expert Medical Negligence Solicitors for a free claims assessment.

While most eye problems can be routine to deal with, mistakes can and do happen. If your eye condition is made worse or goes undiagnosed by health professionals, you could claim compensation for medical negligence.

Our friendly and compassionate Medical Negligence Lawyers have a strong track record of helping people who’ve suffered eye injuries in hospital.

We’ll quickly tell you if we think your claim has a good chance of being successful claim and we’ll talk you through your options to pay for it – we take on most medical negligence claims on a No Win, No Fee basis.

So, if you think a mistake has been made with your eye treatment, get in touch for a free claims assessment.

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What Is an Eye Injury Compensation Claim?

An eye injury compensation claim is a legal process that seeks compensation for damages caused by an eye injury. Eye injuries can range from minor scratches to severe trauma that can lead to permanent loss of vision. If you or someone you know has suffered an eye injury as a result of someone else's negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related costs. Pursuing an eye injury compensation claim can be complex, but with the help of our experienced personal injury solicitors, you can receive the compensation you deserve.

What Types of Eye Injury Are There?

Eye injuries can occur in a variety of ways, and they range from minor to severe. The most common types of eye injuries are corneal abrasions, foreign objects in the eye, and chemical burns. Corneal abrasions are scratches on the surface of the eye and often occur from a foreign object touching the eye. Foreign objects in the eye can be anything from dust or dirt to metal shavings or wood chips. 

Chemical burns to the eye can occur from exposure to household cleaning products, industrial chemicals or contact lens solutions. It is important to seek medical attention immediately if you experience any type of eye injury, as untreated injuries can lead to further complications and permanent damage.

Common Eye Injuries You Can Be Compensated For

There are multiple eye injuries that you could receive compensation for caused by another person negligence, these include:

  • Chemical burns
  • Black eyes
  • Blindness
  • Haemorrhages or bleeding in the eye
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Traumatic iritis

Eye Injuries At Work

Various scenarios may lead to an eye injury including eye injuries in the workplace. 

Employers should implement safety measures to avoid scenarios like this. These can include:

-Ensuring all equipment has had safety checks

-Removing any health hazards

-Ensuring machinery is fitted with safety nets or guards

-Ensuring workers receive proper training to avoid any mishaps

Eye Injuries in Public Places

Businesses also have a duty of care when it comes to protecting visitors of their premises. Some scenarios where you could endure an eye injury as a result of premises liability is:

-Being scolded by hot food or liquid 

-An object falling and hitting you

-Construction work that is not properly cordoned off, resulting in debris or a sharp object hitting the eye.

How Much Can I Receive For an Eye Injury?

Determining a reasonable computation of compensation for eye damage claims varies from case to case, there are several factors to consider.

  • First, consider the extent of the client's vision loss and the influence it has on his or her life - for example, if they need to retrain because they are unable to work in their existing position.
  • It also considers the amount of pain and suffering caused by the damage.
  • Similarly, one's financial loss is an important factor. This may be determined by calculating your possible future wages, medical expenditures, and the cost of any travel required as a result of the procedure.

FAQs about Eye Injuries from Medical Negligence Claims

Is There a Medical Negligence Claims Time Limit?

You must make your claim within three years from the date of the medical negligence or from the date you became aware of the negligence.

How Much Does Making a Medical Negligence Claim Cost?

We take on most medical negligence claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. This is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement. This means if your claim is successful, you’ll pay us an agreed percentage. If your claim isn’t successful, you won’t pay any of our legal costs.

We’ll talk you through all the funding options in our initial free claims assessment

What's The Medical Negligence Claims Process?

    1

    Free Claims Assessment

    Call us on 0808 239 6043 or ask us to call you back so we can discuss your situation and see if we can help you claim compensation.

    2

    Complaints Process

    It could help your claim to make a complaint directly to the healthcare provider. We’ll tell you if you should do this, help you with your complaint and review the outcome.

    3

    Expert Medical Assessment

    We’ll arrange for a medical expert to review the treatment you received and give their opinion on whether the treatment you received was substandard.

    4

    Support Throughout Your Case

    We want you to focus on your recovery, so we’ll take care of the rest for you. We’ll manage your claim from start to finish.

    5

    Apply for an Interim Payment

    If the healthcare provider that treated you accepts responsibility, we can apply for an interim payment of compensation.

    6

    Settle the Claim

    We’ll negotiate to try to reach a reasonable settlement using mediation. That doesn’t mean that we won’t fight to get you the best possible result. Most claims are settled outside of Court, but if your claim does go to Trial, we’ll support you all the way.

    7

    Compensation Payment

    Once the claim has been settled, we can give you advice on how to manage your compensation. It can be beneficial to put your compensation in a Personal Injury Trust. This can help you to continue to claim state benefits or be eligible to claim them in the future.

Why Choose Simpson Millar?

Our Medical Negligence Solicitors understand that while getting the right compensation settlement is important, making a claim isn’t just about the money.

It can help you feel a sense of justice and that lessons will be learnt so that others don’t have to suffer as you have.

  • We Support You

    If you suffer a serious injury or lose your vision because of medical negligence, your life could be seriously affected. You may need adaptations to your home, aids or appliances. These will be included in your claim, along with any care, support or therapy that you need

  • We’re partnered with leading organisations

    Some of our Medical Negligence Lawyers are members of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation scheme and the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Solicitors panel

  • Bespoke Service

    No two medical negligence claims are the same, so we’ll tailor our service to your specific situation

  • Clear and Open Language

    We pride ourselves on speaking to our clients in easy to understand language and we won’t use legal jargon

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FAQs about Eye Injuries from Medical Negligence Claims

You must make your claim within three years from the date of the medical negligence or from the date you became aware of the negligence.

We take on most medical negligence claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. This is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement. This means if your claim is successful, you’ll pay us an agreed percentage. If your claim isn’t successful, you won’t pay any of our legal costs.

We’ll talk you through all the funding options in our initial free claims assessment.

Awards & Accreditations

A number of our Clinical and Medical Negligence Solicitors are members of the Law Society’s Medical Negligence Panel and AvMA Solicitors Referral Panel.

Check our full list of accreditations or browse the many awards we have won for our work. This includes several wins at the Personal Injury Awards.

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