Laser Eye Compensation Claims
If you have been injured as a result of laser eye surgery that has gone wrong then you could be entitled to make laser eye surgery claims for compensation.
Each year, there are around 15,000 laser eye surgery procedures carried out in the UK. For the vast majority of the patients who undergo this sort of treatment, it positively transforms their lives. However, for a small but significant minority, laser eye surgery can cause permanent damage which affects them on a long-term basis.
To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 342 3206 or contact us online.
How does laser eye surgery work?
There are many different procedures that fall under the umbrella of laser eye surgery, but the two most common types of surgery carried out in the UK are LASEK and LASIK. Both of these procedures use a laser to permanently reshape the surface of the eyeball, and correct vision problems such as long or short-sightedness, or astigmatisms. Patients usually have the treatment then go home the same day.
Only qualified and properly trained doctors are allowed to carry out laser eye surgery in the UK, although many patients go overseas for their treatment, where there are not always sufficient regulations in place. Whilst the industry is strictly regulated in the UK, accidents can and do still happen.
Laser Eye Surgery Claims And Complications
If something goes dramatically wrong during a laser eye surgery procedure, patients will probably be aware of it almost immediately. Sometimes, though, the effects of substandard laser eye surgery do not emerge until some months after the procedure and can include complications such as:
- Sensitivity to light
- Trouble seeing while driving at night
Making Laser Eye Surgery Claims For Compensation
If you can show that you have been permanently affected by laser eye surgery, you may have a laser eye claim against the doctor, clinic or hospital who performed your surgery.
There are strict laws around how long you have to make a claim; you either have three years from the date of the laser eye surgery procedure or three years from the date when you first noticed that you had suffered an injury. It is advisable to speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer as soon as you can. Vision problems are difficult to rectify, so seeking compensation is something that should be done sooner rather than later.
Claiming For laser eye surgery compensation With Jefferies Solicitors
Most personal injury claims at Jefferies can be carried out on a no win, no fee* basis. This means that there is little financial risk involved in pursuing this kind of case. If you would like to know more about laser eye surgery compensation, please get in touch with our team on 0800 342 3206 or by using our online form.
Other types of clinical negligence claim
In addition to laser eye surgery claims, our experienced team of medical negligence solicitors deals with all kinds of clinical negligence cases. Whether you’re looking to make a birth injury claim or a corneal transplant claim, we can help.
To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.
*Please note – In limited circumstances, fees may be charged when your claim is not successful. These specific limited circumstances are set out in our No Win No Fee Agreement. In addition, if you fail to attend a medical appointment arranged for you, the doctor may charge a non-attendance fee.