Optician Negligence Compensation Claims
For many, visiting an optician is part of your regular routine. For some, a more rare occasion. Either way, you should trust your optician to provide the correct and appropriate care, ensuring your eyesight remains the best it can be.
Thankfully, there are thousands of opticians around the country, all offering excellent services to bring clarity back to your vision. If something does go wrong, you may be entitled to compensation. Our specialist team have handled a variety of optician negligence claims, from incorrect spectacle prescription errors to misdiagnosis of conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts.
Examples of negligent treatment from an optician may include:
- failure to diagnose eye problems
- misdiagnosis of eye problems which lead to incorrect or improper treatment
- delayed referrals for further treatment
- laser eye surgery (LASIK or LASEK) gone wrong
Optician Error Specialists
Hudgell Solicitors has one of the UK’s leading medical negligence compensation claims teams, led by specialists with decades of experience in handling high-value, complex cases to support those with serious and life-changing injuries. We know that, beyond compensation, you’ll want to know why things went wrong and we’ll help you get the apology and answers you deserve along with the compensation you need to make the best recovery possible.
- Led by Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel members Amanda Stevens and Chris Moore.
- Over 40 years combined experience of handling cases involving serious injuries gained through negligence.
- Specialists in rehabilitation for patients with birth injuries, orthapaedic injuries, GP or hospital negligence and misdiagnosis.
- Leaders in securing compensation settlements and helping clients make the best possible recovery.
- Experienced medical negligence solicitors will take the time to understand what you’re going through.
We subscribe as members to AvMA who are an organisation that offer free advice and information to those affected by medical accidents and malpractice, helping to support victims and families in cases of serious clinical negligence. Working closely with the NHS, the government and private health trusts, the AvMA endeavours to improve patient safety across the healthcare sector.
Optician Error Claims
There’s absolutely no risk involved in inquiring about your position, or your claim, so it pays to speak with an expert. Ultimately, the only time you’ll end up paying for legal costs is if your case is successful – and even then you will only ever pay an agreed percentage of damages as a contribution to costs.
There is a time limit to make a claim, however, so it’s best to act as quickly as possible. Normally you have three years from the date of your treatment or from the date you realised your condition was a result of your treatment. If you were under the age of 18 when you received the treatment, you’ll have three years from your 18th birthday to make a claim.
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How much will my claim cost?
All optician cases taken on by Hudgell Solicitors are handled on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any money up front and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.
If your case is successful, you will only be expected to pay a contribution to your solicitor’s fees once the case has been resolved. The costs paid are usually a percentage of the compensation awarded and will be agreed before your case is carried out.Find out more