EYE INJURY COMPENSATION CLAIMS

Eye injuries can be devastating. Please call our medical negligence solicitors to find out if you can make a claim on 0161 207 2020.

Sight is often regarded as the most important of our senses and without it even the most basic of tasks can become a real struggle. It’s important to take care of our eyes and often this may give rise to the need for medical and/or surgical intervention. Procedures involving the eyes are particularly complex and whilst most eye treatments are conducted to a high standard, unfortunately not all patients receive the service they deserve and mistakes can occur. These mistakes may ultimately result in loss of vision, which can be devastating for the individual and their loved ones.

If your eyes are damaged during eye surgery or any procedure involving the eyes, you may be entitled to claim eye injury compensation.

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How We Can Help You With Your Eye Injury Claim

Our medical negligence solicitors have years of experience in helping people bring claims against opticians, specialist eye clinics and hospitals arising from ophthalmic negligence.

You may be entitled to receive eye injury compensation if there has been a failure to act or the treating doctor has made a positive action which causes harm. The most common types of eye injury claims we deal with are:

  • laser eye treatment for correction of long or short sightedness
  • cataract surgery, particularly concerning the consenting process
  • management of a foreign body in the eye
  • delay in diagnosis and treatment of Glaucoma and eye infections
  • eye trauma
  • retinal detachment.

These may cause the following conditions:

  • visual impairment
  • night vision difficulties
  • over or under correction
  • corneal abrasions
  • light sensitivity
  • bleeding and fractures
  • blindness in very rare cases
  • psychological trauma e.g. stress, financial loss.

We know that your experience will be unique to you. So if you’ve experienced an injury caused by an example not listed above, don’t worry, our specialist Medical Negligence Team will be able to advise you on whether you have a compensation claim. You can speak to them today by calling 0161 207 2020.

We understand that even small issues with your vision can be upsetting and can make everyday life more challenging. Eye injuries can be devastating and life-altering for both yourself and your loved ones. Our aim is to fight tooth and nail to make sure that you receive the optimum eye injury compensation to support your longer term needs, helping you return to your daily life quicker.

Fantastic service by Ralli Solicitors. Everything was explained fully and resolved as quickly as possible. Many thanks

Mrs Williams, Tewkesbury – March 2015

How To Make An Eye Injury Compensation Claim

If you have suffered from an eye injury and would like to claim eye injury compensation, please call our medical negligence solicitors for a free consultation 0161 207 2020, request a callback or start your claim online using our dedicated form.

There are strict time limits for starting an eye injury compensation claim, which in most cases will be within three years of the negligent treatment, or within three years of you knowing of the potential negligent treatment. This can, in exceptional circumstances, be extended, but it is always best to speak to our team of medical negligence solicitors to get the best advice possible from the outset.

We will fully investigate your claim on a no win no fee basis, including contacting our specialist panel and getting expert reports on your vision and the impact of the surgery. We’ll look to understand what caused the injury, when it was caused, and any effects it has had on your life since. If we find that your sight problems were caused by mistakes made during surgery, we can help you recover eye injury compensation.