Laser Eye Surgery Compensation Claims
More and more people are choosing to avoid the need for glasses and contact lenses thanks to advances in medical technology. Across the country, thousands of people every year choose to use eye surgery to resolve these conditions. Despite the relative safety of these treatments, there is still the potential for mistakes to be made. In these occasions, laser eye surgery compensation can be absolutely essential.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide a complete range of legal services to help you get the compensation you are entitled to. If you’ve suffered any kind of medical negligence as part of your laser eye surgery, we can help you to get the compensation you need to move on with your life. Whatever kind of injury you’ve suffered as the result of your laser eye surgery, get in touch with our professional legal team today. Our no-win, no-fee legal experts can help you to get the compensation that you need to move on with your life and recover from your injuries.
Whatever kind of medical negligence you’ve been forced to suffer during your laser eye surgery, get in touch with our experienced team today. Our no-win, no-fee legal team can provide comprehensive legal services to help you get the compensation you need. Whether you’re looking for an experienced legal team to support you, or just professional advice, call our solicitors today.
What is Laser Eye Surgery Compensation?
Laser eye surgery compensation is the compensation you receive if you’ve undergone an eye surgery treatment which has had a negative impact. In some cases, surgery can be conducted incorrectly, which can lead to minor irritants and serious conditions. In the worst cases, it is possible for this surgery to cause your vision to deteriorate.
If your medical practitioner has been negligent towards you during the surgical treatment, you could be able to claim for compensation. You would need to be able to prove that you have been the victim of medical negligence. Following surgery, this will be fairly easy as you will have the physical evidence that you have been treated negligently.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we will do everything we can to help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Whatever kind of injury you’ve suffered as a result of this medical negligence, the money you receive could be essential. Our no-win, no-fee legal team are here to offer a complete legal service in addition to support and advice to help you through the difficult time. With more than 10 years’ experience behind us, our team can help you to make successful claims against the person or company responsible. This can include private healthcare companies, individual practitioners and the NHS.
We will help you to understand if you are eligible to make a claim for compensation. If you are, our no-win, no-fee team can guide you throughout the entire legal process. We will do everything we can to help you get the compensation and the justice you need to move on with your life.
How Much Compensation Can I Get for Laser Eye Surgery Claims in the UK?
The amount of compensation that you could receive will depend on the severity of your injuries. The level of negligence displayed towards you will also be taken into consideration. The more serious your injuries, the more compensation you are entitled to. When your final compensation amount is being calculated, all kinds of factors will be taken into consideration, such as:
- General Damages, including Pain and Suffering.
- Medical and Travel Expenses.
- Recuperation Period.
- Short or Long-Term Care Costs.
- Long-Term Health Concerns, including Psychological Damages.
Below are some of the amounts that you could receive for the negligence you have been forced to undergo. It is important to note that these amounts are simply ballpark figures and the amount of compensation you receive will depend on your personal circumstances.
Laser Eye Surgery Compensation Amounts
|Type of Laser Eye Surgery Injury||Description||Amount of Compensation|
|Reduced Vision in One or Both Eyes||This can be a relatively minor to fairly serious loss of vision in one or both eyes. This can be anything from occasional and intermittent conditions to constant blurred vision. Over sensitivity to light can also be a symptom.||£7,270 to £34,460.|
|Total Loss of Vision in One or Both Eyes||Total blindness in one or both eyes. This can be permanent and have a serious impact on the rest of your life. The amount may increase depending on your age, profession and any psychological impacts.||Up to £235,630.|
|Transient to Minor Eye Injuries||These injuries can include minor permanent or semi-permanent injuries. In many cases, you will be able to make a full recovery from these injuries in a few weeks or months.||£1,760 to £3,460.|
What are the Different Eye Conditions Requiring Laser Eye Surgery?
There are many eye conditions which can be repaired with laser surgery. Some are serious, whereas some can be managed with glasses and contact lenses. In most cases, you will only require surgery if your condition can cause total vision loss.
What is Myopia?
Otherwise known as near-sightedness, myopia is a common condition in people of all ages. It can prevent you from seeing objects clearly which are far away. This is caused by the cornea curving too sharply, causing distant vision to blur.
What is Hyperopia?
Farsightedness is another common eye condition. This makes near vision blurry and will often require reading glasses. In some cases, hyperopia can also cause distant vision to become blurred and unclear. This is caused by a cornea which is too flat.
What is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism is caused by the cornea curving and flattening unevenly. This causes both near and distant vision to become disrupted. This is one of the most common conditions leading to elective laser eye surgery.
What is Retinopathy?
Known as Diabetic Retinopathy, this condition is caused by high blood sugar. High blood sugar can damage the back to the eye (retina). It can cause blindness if left untreated. This condition takes years to develop but can be treated with surgery.
What is Macular Degeneration?
Macular Degeneration (AMD) is an age-related illness which commonly affects people in their 50s and 60s. It can make everyday activities difficult but won’t cause blindness. Wet AMD can cause the condition to develop in a few weeks or months.
What are Cataracts?
Cataracts are when the lens of your eye develops small cloudy patches. The older we get, the more these lenses can become frosted and begin to impact our vision. Cataracts can normally be resolved with surgery to clear the lenses.
Can I Get Laser Eye Surgery on the NHS?
There are some eye conditions which you can get eye surgery on the NHS for. These can include:
- Diabetic Retinopathy.
- Thickening of the Lens Capsule after Cataract Surgery.
- Certain Types of Wet Macular Degeneration (WET AMD).
- Certain Corneal Diseases, including Corneal Erosions.
What are the Risks of Laser Eye Surgery?
Complications are rare but can cause a long-term impact on your life following laser surgery. These complications and side effects can include:
- Dry, Irritated Eyes.
- Glare, Double Vision and Halos.
- Under Corrections.
- Over Corrections.
- Vision Loss or Changes.
What are the Conditions That Increase the Risk of Side Effects?
There are some conditions which can increase the risk of side effects following laser eye surgery. These can include:
- Autoimmune Disorders, like Arthritis.
- Persistently Dry Eyes.
- A Weakened Immune System.
- Unstable Vision related to:
- Hormonal Changes.
Can I Get an Infection Following Laser Eye Surgery?
Infections are extremely serious, particularly when your eyes are vulnerable following any kind of surgery. If your medical practitioner fails to take adequate care, or neglects to provide you with the correct information, you could get an eye infection.
How Much Does Laser Eye Surgery Cost?
The cost of your elective eye surgery will depend on the kind of surgery you require. Typically, laser eye surgery starts from £1,195 but can cost several thousand pounds. If you are eligible for compensation on the NHS, the treatment is free.
Am I Eligible to Make Laser Eye Surgery Compensation Claims?
If you’ve suffered due to medical negligence around your eye surgery, you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can help you to get the compensation you need to move on with your life. Our specialised team of no-win, no-fee legal experts can work with you to get the laser eye surgery compensation that you need.
Over the years, our experienced solicitors have worked to help all kinds of people get the laser eye surgery compensation they are entitled to. Whether you’ve suffered at the hands of the NHS or a private healthcare provider, get in touch with our legal team today. In the past, we’ve helped to bring successful legal claims against individual practitioners, private clinics and NHS hospitals.
Further Reading on Laser Eye Surgery Compensation Claims in the UK:
- NHS Choices: Laser Eye Surgery and Lens Surgery
- NHS Choices: Can I Get Laser Eye Surgery on the NHS?
- Laser Eye Surgery Hub: Common Questions
Get in Touch with Tylers Solicitors for Laser Eye Surgery Compensation in the UK
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide a complete range of no-win, no-fee legal services to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. Our professional team have helped people suffering from all kinds of conditions to get the compensation they need after eye surgery gone wrong.
Whether you’ve suffered due to a mistake during the procedure, incorrect aftercare, or lack of information from your medical practitioner, get in touch with our team today. We can provide a complete no-win, no-fee legal service to help you get the money you need to move on with your life. You can reach our team of legal experts today by calling us directly on 0800 699 079. If you prefer, you can send any questions or concerns that you might have through our simple online contact form.