Although many instances of medical negligence are attributed to doctors, nurses, and surgeons, it is possible that you could suffer medical negligence at the hands of your optician. As opticians are certified healthcare professionals, if they act negligently then your health and wellbeing could be negatively affected.
Fortunately, even when mistakes are made, they won’t always cause an East Hertfordshire accident. If you’re given the wrong glasses or lenses by your optician, in most instances you will notice straight away and they will be able to rectify the problem before an East Hertfordshire accident occurs. However, if your optician commits to more invasive procedures or carries out necessary tests incorrectly, you could be hurt in an East Hertfordshire accident as a result.
Although many people still use glasses, a significant number of people also opt for contact lenses, or even laser eye surgery. While contact lenses can prove tricky to get used to, they aren’t often the cause of an East Hertfordshire accident. However, as laser eye surgery could potentially be dangerous if carried out improperly, it’s important that your optician or surgeon follows the relevant health and safety procedures.
If you suffer an injury or illness as a result of having an eye test or eye treatment, it might be possible for you to take action against those responsible. In addition to making a complaint, you may find that you’re able to obtain compensation for the East Hertfordshire accident or the harm that you’ve suffered.
Whenever you receive medical treatment of any kind, it should be included in your medical records. This means that it can be relatively easy for victims of medical negligence to make a claim following an East Hertfordshire accident; as their treatment, or lack thereof, is evident from their notes, independent experts will be able to determine whether or not the negligent acts caused the injuries you sustained. If they did, you should find it fairly straightforward to make your compensation claim.
Had an accident?
If you’ve suffered an East Hertfordshire accident because of your optician or eye surgeon, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a claim and obtaining compensation? At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re always happy to help potential claimants find out more about the claims procedure, and we even offer free no-obligation advice so that new claimants won’t have to pay anything to learn more about how to make a claim.
If you decide that you want to move forward with your claim, we could even help you on a no win no fee basis, so there’s no need to worry about how to fund your claim. To find out more about making a claim for an East Hertfordshire accident, or to make a claim today, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile, and we’ll do our very best to help.
Date Published: 27th June 2014