Have you suffered eye injury as a result of negligence from an eye specialist or in the workplace? If you believe your eyes have been injured as a result of negligence from either a medical procedure or in the workplace, we can help.
Our eyes play a huge role in the quality of our lives - Any loss of vision can have serious consequences for our careers and our daily lives. Eye injuries are common, with work-related eye injuries comprising up to 2.2% of work related injuries.
If you believe you have a compensation claim against your eye specialist or workplace, you must prove that a duty of care was breached in the context of your injury. Proving a breach in duty of care, particularly for eye injury claims, can be difficult. Because eye compensation claims are often complicated - It's important to choose a legal team who know how to properly deal with the insurance companies, medical practitioners and workplace laws in NSW.
Whether your injury was from an ocular procedure or a workplace injury, our expert lawyers specialise in both medical and work claims to help get the compensation you deserve.
If you have any concerns in regards to the standard of medical care or workplace conditions that you have experienced, please get in touch.
We can help you achieve compensation for your claim, including loss of earnings, pain and suffering, medical expenses, rehabilitation, and loss of life quality.
Eye Injuries from Medical Negligence:
The following injuries, places or circumstances generally entitle you (the victim) to make a compensation claim against an eye specialist or surgeon:
- The eye specialist breached their duty of care - Such as the surgeon or assistant demonstrating poor communication/diagnostic skills, being under influence of drugs/alcohol, not following the established rules.
- The practitioner was licensed & insured - Like any medical professional, anyone who performs an ocular procedure should be bound by professional indemnity insurance. If your procedure was performed internationally or by an unaccredited practitioner, your claim may not be pursuable.
- Your procedure or surgery resulted in traumatic ocular injury - It's not uncommon for ocular procedures to have unexpected outcomes - However, not all poor outcomes are grounds for compensation. If you feel your procedure was unsuccessful, you may have grounds to claim compensation if the procedure made your original issue worse, created new problems, or was delayed without proper reason. These includes delayed treatment, failed surgery, misdiagnosis of eye conditions, or failure to diagnose pre-existing medical conditions that contributed to the injury.
- Your anesthesia or prescription was incorrectly administered - If you were given pain killers or medications to assist surgery or recovery that was the incorrect medication, dosage, or failed to acknowledge preexisting conditions and allergies, you may have a genuine claim.
- Not sure if you have a eye compensation claim? - We understand that the circumstances of a poor outcome from an ocular procedure can be complicated, and no two injuries and cases are alike. We can offer a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your case and determine if you have a claim.
Eye Injuries from the Workplace:
The following injuries, places or circumstances generally entitle you (the victim) to make a compensation claim against your employer:
- Your workplace did not provide a reasonable duty of care - Such as your employer failing to provide or providing faulty equipment (such as eye safety goggles, grinders, welders) and failure to clear hazardous obstructions.
- Your injury happened at, to, or from work - Industrial and construction areas, factories, restaurants, automotive garages and farms are some of the most common areas for hospital-admitted eye injuries. You may also be legible for a compensation claim travelling to or from your workplace.
We can help you determine:
- If your eye injury claim is eligible.
Time constraints and circumstance mean your case may or may not be eligible.
- The likelihood of you receiving compensation for your eye injury.
We offer a no win, no fee* policy, meaning we won't set unreasonable expectations. Even though you may be genuinely suffering from negligence, the circumstances of your claim may limit your potential for compensation.
- How quickly you will receive compensation.
We will establish an estimated timeframe for a successful settlement. Get in touch with us today for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your claim.
I got a great settlement at a time when I really needed the money.
CMC Lawyers kept me fully informed at all times and treated me with compassion and dignity.
Sean Brown, Successful CMC Lawyers Client
Why Choose CMC for my Eye Injury Claim?
- Results: Our team has an unparalleled understanding of the legalities surrounding compensation for eye injuries. We have been settling work and medical insurance claims for over 20 years - We know the likelihood your claim will succeed, we know how to treat our clients and we know how to win. We're so confident that we offer our clients a no win, no fee* policy.
- Balanced: We're large enough to offer our clients an established network of medical and financial resources and legal expertise, but small enough to care for our clients on a personal level.
- Accredited: Our Law Society Specialist Accreditation provides the public with a benchmark for reputable service. CMC Lawyers have passed extensive examination and assessment, along with strict ongoing training to ensure we stay on the forefront of medical compensation law and professional indemnity insurance claims.
 Safe Work Australia - Work Related Eye Injuries