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Eye Injury Compensation Claims South Wales

Suffering damage to your eye, or losing your vision, can be a devastating experience. If such an injury is caused by a medical professional acting negligently, it may be possible to make an ophthalmology negligence claim.

If you or a loved one intend to make a claim for compensation, our eye injury negligence solicitors in South Wales can work alongside you to help you build your case from the ground up.

We understand that compensation will not be able to reverse the damage that has already been caused. However, eye injury compensation can make a tangible difference to your life moving forwards and can help to cover costs for time spent off work, hospital appointments and make amends for your pain and suffering.

Our eye injury solicitors in South Wales have over 30 years of experience in supporting clients in Rhondda Cynon Taff and Bridgend and can be by your side to help you access fair compensation and the answers you deserve.


Why choose Devonalds for your eye injury claim?

For over 30 years, our solicitors have been working with the people of South Wales on a wide range of medical negligence claims, including those related to eye injuries. During this time, we have developed a strong affinity with the local community, with many of team being born and bred in the Rhondda Cynon Taff area. That is just part of the reason why we are committed to ensuring the best possible outcome for our clients.

We want you to feel completely at ease when you to us with an eye injury compensation claim. You can be certain that, when you work with our team, any questions you have about the process will be answered promptly and in plain English and that you will be informed whenever there are any updates about your case.

We understand that the potential prospect of heading to court to make an eye injury claim can be very daunting. As such, we always seek to resolve these types of claims without the need for court proceedings, achieving settlements via methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Out-of-court settlements can allow you to access compensation faster, with lower legal fees and much less stress overall.

Speak to us about starting an eye injury negligence claim today

For a friendly, informal discussion about whether you might be entitled to eye injury compensation, please contact your local team in BridgendCaerphilly, Church VillagePontypridd, Talbot Green, Tonypandy, Treorchy or Tylorstown.

How eye injury compensation claims work

Starting a claim for eye injury compensation in South Wales

If you have suffered a serious eye injury as a result of negligent medical care, you may not know where to turn first for answers. You may also be unaware of whether you will be entitled to make an ophthalmology negligence claim in the first place and how the claims process works.

Our medical negligence solicitors in South Wales can offer a free initial consultation. In this consultation, a member of our team can talk to you about your situation and answer any questions you may have about the claims process. Here, we will be able to provide an objective and honest answer as to whether you will be able to make a claim and how much you could be entitled to.

Please be aware that there is no obligation to move forward with an eye injury compensation claim following this meeting. You will, however, have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

No win, no fee eye injury negligence claims

For most eye injury claims, we can offer a Conditional Fee Agreement, otherwise known as ‘no win, no fee’. This removes any potential financial risks that could come with an unsuccessful eye injury claim.

No win, no fee claims do not require any upfront payments. Instead, our fees are only applied if we successfully secure compensation for you. If an eye injury claim is unsuccessful, you won’t owe us anything.

The cost of your eye injury compensation claim could also be covered by the defendant. This means even if your claim is successful, you may not have to make any payments.

Proving an eye injury was caused by medical negligence

When we build an eye injury claim, it needs to be shown that medical negligence caused, or worsened, your condition.

Our eye injury solicitors in South Wales can help to prove that medical negligence took place by liaising with medical professionals and reviewing evidence, including:

  • Medical records
  • Examinations by independent medical experts
  • Witness testimonies

We always prioritise securing the best possible outcome for you and to make sure that your interests are protected. Using our years of combined experience and expertise, we can make sure that your case is strong right from the outset.

We will gather all of the supporting evidence we need to prepare your case and make sure you have the best possible chance of securing compensation for eye injury claims, using methods of ADR or via the courts if necessary.

Valuing your eye injury compensation claim

Valuing how much compensation you could be entitled to for an eye injury negligence claim is often referred to as ‘assessing quantum of damages’. The compensation you could recover for eye injuries can cover both financial and non-financial aspects such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earnings or loss of earning capacity if you are unable to work temporarily or permanently
  • The cost of medical treatment, equipment and specialist care
  • The cost of home adjustments
  • Loss of amenity – i.e. not being able to do activities you enjoyed before the eye injury
  • The costs of travelling to and from medical appointments
  • Providing for your loved ones’ future financial independence

Time limits for eye injury compensation claims

There are often very strict time limits to be aware of for eye injury claims.

Generally, the time limits for eye injury compensation claims are as follows:

  • Three years – This is the standard time limit if you are making an eye injury claim yourself. The three-year countdown starts from the date you were aware medical negligence occurred or the date you became aware of it (other than in certain circumstances).
  • Children under 18 years old – If you are making a claim on behalf of a child, you have until they turn 18 to make a claim. Once they turn 18, they have until their 21st birthday to make a claim themselves
  • Adults who lack mental capacity – There is no time limit if you are claiming for someone who does not have the mental capacity to do themselves.

Out-of-court settlements for eye injury claims

At Devonalds, our eye injury solicitors in South Wales believe in achieving amicable solutions through voluntary settlements. Utilising out-of-court approaches often proves to be quicker, less contentious and have lower legal costs compared to court litigation.

Our solicitors have strong negotiation skills and experience assisting clients to reach voluntary settlements through ADR, even in situations where an eye injury claim is considered to be more complicated and of higher value.

We are dedicated to achieving the maximum available compensation for your case, so we will talk you through all of your options and likely outcomes from the start of proceedings.

If your claim goes to court

In some cases, court proceedings may be the only way forward to secure a positive result, and the level of compensation you deserve. Should this be the case, we have the necessary experience to help you achieve a positive outcome and we frequently work with barristers and professional experts to make sure your case is carefully constructed.

We understand that the idea of court can be an unnerving prospect for many people. As such, we will make sure to support you every step of the way, detailing the steps that need to be taken and what you should expect from the process.

Common questions about eye injury compensation claims

What is considered a serious eye injury?

Serious eye injuries will typically involve permanent damage to an individual’s sight, where they are left either partially or fully blind.

An eye injury can also be brought forward for cases of medical negligence that did not result in blindness. If someone is caused significant pain or suffering in their eyes due to negligent medical care, this could also be grounds for a claim – even if their vision was restored.

How much compensation can you receive for an eye injury?

The amount of compensation you can receive for an eye injury claim depends on a number of factors. This will include:

  • The full impact on your health
  • The effect on any other areas of your life
  • The specific costs you have been left with, such as paying for further treatment or home adaptations

We can provide you with a realistic estimate of how much you could be entitled to so that you can make a decision as to whether you would like to proceed.

How long does an ophthalmology negligence claim take?

The time it takes to finalise an ophthalmology negligence claim will vary depending on the circumstances. Naturally, it will take much less time to reach a settlement if the defendant is willing to accept liability and the value of the claim, but matters can take longer if this is not the case.

Generally speaking, the higher value the claim, the more likely it is that a medical professional will dispute their liability and/or the level of damages, so therefore the longer the claim is likely to take.

Speak to us about starting an eye injury negligence claim today

For a friendly, informal discussion about whether you might be entitled to eye injury compensation, please contact your local team in BridgendCaerphilly, Church VillagePontypridd, Talbot Green, Tonypandy, Treorchy or Tylorstown.

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