Eye Claim Specialists

FAQs

We are asked lots of questions about negligent eye treatment, eye injury accidents and claiming compensation, here is a small selection of the most common, but please feel free to get in touch whatever your question.

How Much Compensation Can I Expect To Receive?

Most people want to know how much compensation they can expect. At the outset this can be difficult to estimate especially if your eye damage is severe.

As the case progresses your solicitor along with medical and financial experts get a clearer picture of how the injuries have affected you and the long-term implications for you and your family.

Your solicitor is dedicated to act in your best interest's, so you can be confident they work tirelessly to achieve your aims and maximise your compensation settlement. 

How Long Will My Claim Take?

Your claim can take anything from a few months to a few years. You should expect that the more severe your injuries the longer the claim will take to settle. 

There are many factors that affect the length of time a claim takes including the other sides approach to defending your claim, what the medial records show and the opinions of medical experts.

Your solicitor understands what you want to achieve. They work in pursuit of getting you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.

How Long Do I Have To Claim?

The time limit for making a claim is normally three years but there are exceptions, so we strongly recommend you contact us to find out your position as soon as possible.

Most claims must be made within three years of the injury occurring or within three years of becoming aware that your vision has been affected by negligent treatment or a faulty lens. In some cases, you may have longer to claim and again we recommend you discuss the circumstances with a specialist lawyer to protect your rights to claim.

Will I Have To Go To Court?

You may be pleased to know that most cases settle out of court.  Attending court can seem daunting but thankfully is highly unlikely.

Many claims are agreed without the need to issue court proceeding and most of those that are, end up being settled out of court. In the rare event that your case goes all the way you can be confident that your solicitor will be at your side throughout.

Can I Switch My Claim From Another Solicitor?

If you are unhappy about the way your claim is progressing, then you may consider switching your case to us.

Our specialist solicitors can help you switch simply and easily but first they need to understand why you want to change solicitors, so they can successfully manage your expectations.

To find out more about switching solicitors and how this can benefit you contact us.

Are Your Solicitors Experts?

The OpticalClaims.com solicitor panel boasts some of the leading eye injury lawyers in England & Wales, including the prominent Daniel Clifford. Daniel is recognised for advising on several successful groundbreaking ophthalmic legal cases. 

The panel's experience has helped them understand the challenges that face both the client and family and to assist with access to specialist support services such as rehabilitation and benefits advice.

They appreciate client's concerns of claiming compensation whilst still undergoing treatment and the uncertainty of what the future holds especially when the damage to sight is debilitating.

Acting in the client's best interests they guide them through the legal process, and leave no stone unturned with the aim of securing maximum compensation as quickly as possible.

Unsure if you can make a no win no fee eye injury claim?

Before you decide to make a claim, check for FREE if our panel of eye injury solicitors can assist with your claim on a no win no fee.

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Compensation & Special Damages

Our eye injury solicitor panel have successfully settled many serious and catastrophic eye injury claims and have experience in fighting for the following types of special damages:

Injury & Suffering

One of the elements of compensation is awarded for pain and suffering.

This takes into account the length of time the claimant is in pain and the effect it will have on their personal life.

Loss Of Earnings

If you have sustained an eye injury it is likely you have suffered a loss of earnings especially if your injuries are significant.

Our solicitor panel can help recover your work-related losses. 

Financial Losses

Compensation settlements are designed to put the claimant in a similar financial position prior to the incident.

All financial losses are included in the claim to ensure maximum compensation.

Corrective Treatment

Eye injuries often require extensive corrective treatment.

In successful cases our solicitor panel can help recover all costs of corrective treatment.

Private Treatment

If the NHS has made your sight worse or can't treat your eye condition in a timely fashion you may decide on private treatment.

You can recover private treatment costs as part of your compensation settlement.

Care Costs

In severe cases it may be necessary for people with vision problems to go into care, especially if they are vulnerable.

Our solicitor panel understand the complexity of sight loss and can help recover your care costs.

Housing Adaptation

Home adaptations such as stairlifts can improve the quality of life of people with vision loss.

Our solicitor panel work closely with leading occupational therapists and case managers to assist clients with mobility and access issues.

Relocation Costs

It may be necessary for some people with sight problems to relocate. 

If you need to relocate or are considering relocation you may be able to recover the costs as part of your compensation award.

Assistive Technology

Our solicitor panel are aware how assistive technology can make a real difference to improve the quality of life of those with visual problems.

Smart technology such as voice activated devices can help people cope with tasks which most of us take for granted, such as turning on and off appliances and controlling room temperature.

Dependants

If you have lost a loved one because of negligence you may need to consider your legal position.

Our solicitor panel can help dependants access compensation, support and assist with inquest representation.

Bereavement Costs

The loss of a loved one is an emotional time made even worse if someone else is to blame.

Our solicitor panel can help recover bereavement, funeral, inquest representation and other costs. 

Future Expenses

It is crucial that all future losses are considered when calculating a schedule of loss. 

Working with leading financial experts our solicitor panel can help recover future losses including, income, pensions, investments and many more.