If you were injured following a laser eye surgery procedure and you feel that you weren’t to blame, you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. If you need injury solicitors in Ecclefechan to help you claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline. We work with an extensive network of the most specialist solicitors across the country.
What is laser eye surgery?
Laser eye surgery is an elective treatment that permanently corrects problems with sight, including shortsightedness. Treatment means that people can stop wearing glasses or contact lenses. As it is an elective procedure, it is not available on the NHS, meaning patients need to use a private clinic.
Numbers of people undergoing laser eye surgery have increased dramatically in recent years, with a number of large clinical chains promoting the service widely. However, smaller clinics across the country also carry out the procedure. As with any kind of operation, there are risks involved, and clinics usually warn that there is a small chance that the procedure can have no effect or worse, can actually impair vision or leave patients blind. While this is a rare occurrence, complications can arise from surgical error, lack of proper assessment of the patient to assess suitability or improper maintenance of the specialised laser equipment used. Lack of good post-operative care can also result in problems after the surgery takes place.
Such complications can result in symptoms like:
- Ghosting/double vision
- Eye inflammation that doesn’t recede over time
- Impaired night vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Partial/complete blindness
What to do if you were injured
If you were injured during such a procedure and you feel that you were either not informed of the risks, or that your injury was caused by negligence or carelessness, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim using injury solicitors in Ecclefechan.
You could receive compensation for any physical or emotional pain and suffering you experienced, and could recoup some or all of the costs incurred since the accident. This could include loss of earnings if you had to take time off work, or projected future earnings if you were permanently disabled by the operation.
Injury solicitors in Ecclefechan
Finding the right injury solicitors in Ecclefechan can be difficult. You need someone specialised in these kinds of claim who can guide you through the process and represent you in such a way that you stand an excellent chance of winning your claim.
That’s why Accident Advice Helpline has partnered with the best, most specialist solicitors across the country. They all work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis, meaning there are no upfront costs for you to make a claim.
To start a claim or for more information about injury solicitors in Ecclefechan, call us free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile call 0333 500 0993 (charges may vary). We’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: 17th December 2013
Author: David Brown