Claims for optician negligence

Visits to the optician are usually routine, but if something does go wrong we are here to help you through it.

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What is optician negligence?

We like to think that a visit to the optician is a once or twice-yearly visit that is quick and uneventful. But if an accident happens, or an optician slips up, it still counts as medical negligence.

It may be that an eye condition has been misdiagnosed and you’ve received incorrect treatment or an inaccurate lens prescription.

Sub-standard treatment can also be a problem – where you have not received the standard of care you expected, or there’s been a delay in referring you for requirement treatment.

Misdiagnosis of an eye condition can be more serious, especially if it results in the rapid deterioration of your eyesight or causes other problems.

We also cover laser eye surgery, if you’ve experienced problems with corrective eye surgery.

Why make a claim for optician negligence?

Your eyes are so precious and when something goes wrong it can be frightening and stressful. If you’ve suffered from medical negligence, then you deserve to be compensated for your bad experience. A compensation award can help ease the financial stress if you need to take time off work to recover, or if you need to fund extra visual aids.

More about making a claim

How can First4Lawyers help?

Our medical negligence solicitors are specialists with many years’ experience in this kind of claim. They know how to put together a case that will help you achieve the compensation you deserve. We also offer a No Win No Fee* service for medical negligence cases in England and Wales.

About No Win No Fee

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more. Success fees are common practice and they were introduced when the law changed in April 2013.

How much compensation will I receive for an optician negligence claim?

That very much depends on your injury and how severe it is. Have a chat with our advisors and they can give you advice tailored to your individual circumstances.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

There is usually a three-year period, from the date the negligence occurred, or the date you found out.

I think I have a claim, what do I do next?

It’s important to get in touch with us as soon as possible. We will give you a free phone consultation to discuss your circumstances and advise you of the best next steps for you.

Meet the expert

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Jacqueline Batty

Jacqueline Batty

Head of Claims

Jacqueline is our head of claims.
She is a qualified solicitor and has practised as a specialist in personal injury cases. A recent addition to our team, Jacqueline has moved to a managerial and coaching role with us, where she is keen to continue the team's training and development to ensure every customer continues to get a first class service.

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