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No win, no fee optician negligence claims

No win, no fee

You can be represented by a highly-experienced optician negligence lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.

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Optician negligence compensation claims

Optician negligence compensation claims

You should trust your optician to provide the correct and appropriate care, ensuring your eyesight remains the best it can be.

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

Specialist optician negligence solicitors

Specialist optician negligence solicitors

Our dedicated medical negligence solicitors and lawyers have vast experience ensuring your case, or the case of a loved one, reflects the severity of the situation and the support you and your family need.

We have a highly effective and proven system in place to deal with cases relating to optician errors. We can:

  • access medical reports quickly
  • ascertain the severity of the error
  • keep you updated and advised without the use of medical jargon
  • deliver maximum compensation settlements smoothly
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Optician negligence claims

Optician negligence claims

You may be able to claim optician negligence if the optician who examined you gave an inadequate standard of treatment which results in damage to your eyesight.

Every registered dispensing optician has a statutory duty to immediately refer a patient to a registered medical practitioner or directly to a hospital for appropriate medical advice if it appears that a patient is suffering from disease or injury of the eye.

The consequences of errors can have life-changing consequences as well as impact on a person’s financial and work situations, and on personal relationships.

If you think you’ve suffered as a result of optician negligence, contact our expert lawyers who can establish whether you have a medical negligence claim for compensation.


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Woman left unable to bear sunlight after laser surgery error

A woman has been awarded damages after laser surgery on her eye was mistakenly carried out too low, leaving her with a ‘large open hole’ and unable to bear sunlight. Joanne Hartley has been left so sensitive to light in her right eye that she now has to wear wraparound sunglasses when watching television or […]

How to make an optician negligence claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2


We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually, we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

Step 3

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will request copies of your medical records and instruct appropriate medical experts to prepare reports confirming whether your care was negligent and how this caused your injury.

Step 4

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your healthcare provider with details of your claim, setting out why we think your case was negligent and how this caused you injury.

Step 5

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.

Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

Our client reviews

Our client reviews

We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.

Hudgells have handled my claim brilliantly. From start to finish their solicitors have been professional and efficient. Great communication. Would highly recommend.
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Fantastic service. Rang based on an enquiry for advice relating to an on-going legal situation and received excellent clear advice and would definitely recommend this firm.
5 Stars
Since Elizabeth Maliakal took over my case for medical negligence. I am pleased to say her service was outstanding. Her communication was excellent. She was always up to date and made sure to keep in touch with me regularly. Elizabeth made sure I understood what was happening and always answered my questions in depth. Coming from a foreign background, I struggle to articulate my thoughts and feelings because of the language barrier, but Elizabeth worked her way around this. I am grateful for all her hard work. Thank you to Elizabeth Maliakal and Hudgell Solicitors.
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Darrel Fuentebaja
Thank you to Hudgell Solicitors particularly Sarah Moore who was assigned to my case. I was kept well informed throughout the whole process via email and phone, and always received a prompt reply to any questions that I had. It took a long time for my case to come to close for various reasons but never during this time did I feel rushed or pressured into making a decision. Sarah was very empathetic and supported me throughout with her excellent level of knowledge and professionalism. Thank you again.
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Was I Properly Advised On My Treatment Options?

Doctors and surgeons are not allowed to carry out any medical treatment unless the patient – or their next of kin – has been fully informed of any potential risks and any alternative treatment options available.

Patients should be fully involved in decisions relating to their medical treatment and be able to make an informed choice about the treatment they receive.

Our team at Hudgell Solicitors has represented many clients who have undergone treatments or been given medication, unaware of potential future complications or issues. Common examples include:

  • Failing to inform patients of the potential risks of operations / treatments
  • Failing to warn patients of potential side effects of treatments / medications
  • Failing to inform patient of alternative treatment options
  • Failing to warn of patients of potential complications during /following surgery
  • Failing to inform patients that further surgery may still be required
  • Failing to provide accurate information on the expertise of surgeons
  • Failing to offer options other than surgery
  • Failing to consult fully with mothers / parents on birth delivery plans / options

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