Laser Eye Surgery Claims

If your vision has been damaged due to negligent laser eye surgery, you could have grounds to make a claim for compensation.


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What is laser eye surgery negligence?

Laser eye surgery offers an increasingly safe and popular way of improving eyesight, and many successful procedures are carried out every day.

But if you’ve had laser eye surgery and your vision has worsened, or you didn’t receive the right level of care, you could make a laser eye surgery negligence claim.

Some examples of negligence include:

We understand that it can be extremely upsetting not to have the outcome you’d hoped for after going through an invasive procedure like laser eye surgery. And you may have worries about how your vision could be affected going forward.

Our compassionate claims advisors can speak to you about the negligence you suffered and work through your options with you.

We’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have about the claims process, compensation settlements and the support you could be entitled to.

Complications of laser eye surgery

Success rates for laser eye surgery remain high, and it is now considered the most popular and safest elective surgery in the UK. But as with any surgery, there are still risks that you should be made aware of.

For most people who have laser eye surgery, the recovery time is short. And although there may be some discomfort straight after the procedure, this usually fades away relatively quickly.

But in rarer cases, there can be more serious complications. Some negative long-term effects of laser eye surgery include:

  • Blurred or double vision
  • Loss of sight in one or both eyes
  • Scarring of the cornea (the clear layer at the front of the eye that allows light to pass through)
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Uncomfortable and dry eyes

How can First4Lawyers help?

We know that the thought of making a legal claim can be overwhelming. But you have a right to justice and compensation for what you’ve been through.

Our medical negligence solicitors are specialists in these types of claims, and will work with you to secure the best possible outcome. As well as negotiating for compensation, your solicitor could also help you access expert medical treatment to help with your recovery.

We offer a No Win No Fee service for laser eye surgery negligence claims, so there will be no upfront costs and you won’t need to worry about paying us anything if your claim is unsuccessful.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

Laser eye surgery claims FAQs

Is there a time limit to make a laser eye surgery claim?

There is a general three-year time limit in place for these types of claims. This could either be three years from the date the negligence took place or from when you first became aware of it (usually through a diagnosis).

We would always recommend seeking legal advice as early as you can to give yourself the best chance of a successful claim.

How much compensation could I receive for my laser eye surgery claim?

Any compensation you receive will depend on your individual circumstances. Your solicitor will work with you to determine the level of pain and suffering caused by the negligence, as well as its financial impact.

For example, you may have had to take time off work because of your injury. Or you might be facing the cost of corrective medical treatment. This will all be covered by your compensation, so you’ll be able to recover your financial losses.

I think I have a laser eye surgery claim – what should l do?

If your laser eye surgery has gone wrong, the most important thing to do is seek medical attention. Your health is the number one priority so you should put this before anything else.

You may then want to consider making a laser eye surgery claim. One of our friendly claims advisors will talk to you about what happened and the effect that it has had on you. We’ll then let you know if we think you have a strong case.

There’s no obligation to start a claim when you contact us and we’ll never pressure you into making a decision. Instead, we’ll let you know the options available and leave the final decision up to you.

To get in touch, you can call the number at the top of the screen or request a callback. We also have a quick online claims form that you can complete if you’d prefer to contact us online.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

Whether you want to make an accident and injury claim, or need a solicitor for personal or business law matters - our friendly team are here to help, 24/7.

Free initial consultation

Our fully trained legal advisors are happy to offer initial guidance and advice for free

No Win No Fee*

No Win No Fee solicitors - you don't pay a penny up front when making a claim

No pressure

We offer advice with no obligation.  We never cold-call or apply pressure to our customers


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