Eye Injury Claims

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Eye injury compensation

Sight is one of the most important senses and functions of the human body. It plays a vital role in everyday life, and without sight, even the most basic of tasks can become a real struggle. Often we elect to undergo procedures to improve our eyesight such as laser eye surgery, while other times surgery might be necessary to correct or cure an underlying eye condition. Procedures involving the eye can be particularly complex and need to be dealt with by specialist and well trained surgeons. They should be able to perform your procedure properly and with confidence. Any mistakes or errors may result in loss of vision, which can be totally devastating for the individual.

Whilst the majority of eye treatments are completed by the NHS successfully, unfortunately sometimes mistakes can occur, from delayed diagnosis to misdiagnosis and errors during treatment. These mistakes can be devastating.

An independent Watchdog report found that 22 patients per month go blind due to delayed Glaucoma diagnosis as a result of treatment delays caused by the pandemic. The average waiting time for patients who are seeking ophthalmology treatment on the NHS has also nearly doubled since the pandemic, rising from an average wait time of 9.5 weeks to 17.9 weeks. Appointment delays and difficulty accessing appointments can mean that patients could face avoidable eye complications and suffering.


How can we help?

If an error has been made during eye surgery or any procedure involving the eyes, you could be entitled to compensation. Even if the error was minor and left you with unnecessary pain, you may be eligible to make a claim.

Sometimes mistakes in eye surgery can lead to partial loss of sight or even blindness. This can be temporary and leave you unable to work for a period of time, or permanent in which case you may not be able to return to work at all. You may also need assistance from friends and family or professional care. These are all things that the legal team at Patient Claim Line would look to include in your compensation claim.

Our medical negligence team at Patient Claim Line are leading experts when it comes to ensuring that you receive not only the compensation due for the pain and suffering you have experienced, but also any cost of future care you need or lost earnings, so that you can go on to rebuild your life with the financial security that a claim provides you with.

What are some examples of common eye injury compensation claims?

When it comes to making a claim for Ophthalmology there are a whole range of injuries that we deal with. Some of our most common claims include:

  • Delayed treatment or surgery
  • Misdiagnosis of eye conditions
  • Failed surgical procedures
  • Failure to diagnose conditions and diseases

Am I eligible to make a claim?

Any suspected negligent error involving a procedure to your eyes may mean you are entitled to compensation, whether it has left you with temporary pain or with more permanent symptoms.

Patient Claim Line is here to advise you on this.

The best thing to do is get in touch with us and we will be able to advise you very quickly whether or not there is a claim. It costs you nothing to find out if you have a case, and all our claims are dealt with by specialist Medical Lawyers, on a strictly no win no fee basis.

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Meet the team

Rikki Spofforth

Rikki Spofforth
Litigation Executive

Rikki is a Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. Having joined the company in 2014, Rikki joined the Medical Negligence team a year later, and recently started his Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship.

Rikki has experience in all stages of file handling, from taking initial enquiries, through to valuing and settling claims alongside our team’s senior solicitors.

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