Medical compensation cases can be a tricky business, but if you’re looking to make a failed eye surgery claim, our team at the Accident Advice Helpline can assist. If we think your claim is valid, we can put you in touch with a specialist medical negligence solicitor who has the right skills to take it forward successfully, and as we work on a no win no fee basis, you won’t need to be rich to begin with in order to get the compensation you deserve.
Is your claim valid?
Medical compensation cannot usually be paid in cases where there was a known risk of failure in the procedure, it was fully explained to the patient beforehand, and what happened was just bad luck. It only applies if the surgeon actually did something wrong or neglected to do something important. Your own doctor can often help you work out if this might have been the case.
Normally, claims for medical negligence need to be made within three years of the incident occurring. This is different if you were a child at the time (in which case you should claim within three years of turning 18) or if the damage caused did not become apparent until later. When you make a claim you will usually need to have an independent medical assessment but this can be organised for you by your solicitor.
What is your claim worth?
Successful medical negligence claims usually involve several elements of compensation. You may receive money to ‘make up’ for any loss of vision or ongoing pain (we know it can’t really do this but at least it’s something), money to make up for suffering you experienced at the time and money to cover the costs of any related treatment or adaptations (such as special glasses) that you may need in future.
Our injury claims calculator can help you get a basic idea of how much money you might expect but for more precise help you should discuss your failed eye surgery claim with one of our telephone advisors. You can call them at any time and they can help you to work out if your claim is worth taking forward. You will never be placed under any pressure and can take your time to make a decision.
If you decide to move forwards with a claim, our staff will handle all the difficult parts of the process for you. We’ll make sure you have the right solicitor and they’ll take care of the paperwork. You’ll be able to communicate with them over the phone. Medical negligence claims can take a while to process but you’ll be kept informed at every stage in as much detail as you want. We have a good record of winning cases—we couldn’t make a living otherwise—and we’ll do everything in our power to make sure your case is a success. It might not resolve the problems with your eye but it will make your life a bit easier.
Date Published: October 3, 2013
Author: David Brown