Eye Injury Claim & Loss of Sight Compensation Claims
Sight Damage Claims:
Unfortunately, eye injuries can be fairly common, however most injuries to the eye only result in irritation, bruising or scratches. Conversely in more serious situations it can lead to blindness. Eyesight can be damaged in many different ways and accidents can happen anywhere, but are prominent in the workplace, especially if you work in a factory environment or with a computer all day.
If you or a loved one have suffered an eye injury and it is due to someone else’s negligence, there is a high chance compensation could be claimed. The eyes are an extremely fragile yet complex optical system, which means an eye injury can have devastating effects, and can result from even the most minor of accidents. Loss of eyesight can have a devastating impact to a victims everyday life thus it is vital you choose a good personal injury lawyer to get you the justice you or a loved one deserve.
What types of accidents can result in Blindness?
There are many different forms of accidents which could lead to a person being injured which may result in blindness or partial loss of sight. Some common types can be found below:
Accidents: Injuries to the eyes can be caused during assaults or attacks when a victim suffers a trauma or is struck by another person or object or as they fall.
Bright Lights: Lights which are bright may cause damage to the eyes which could lead to either temporary or permanent blindness. Welders and those in similar industries in particular, who should be provided with safety equipment to protect them are often effected. Lasers, Explosions or defective electrical objects are other examples of bright lights that can effect a person’s ability to see and have an impact on their eyesight.
Dangerous Chemicals: Chemicals can cause serious burns and blindness if contact is made with the eyes, this can even result from splashes of dangerous or toxic chemicals or spillages. It is vital that the key and correct equipment and training is provided by the employers when working around dangerous substances.
Electric Shock: Electric shocks can cause loss of sight or blindness which can be due to the shock itself or because of the eye being exposed to a sudden bright light.
Small Particles: Although our eyes are structured in a way to protect the eye from small particles from entering, however it is still possible for particles of grit or other substances to enter and cause damage the eyeball which can cause loss of sight or blindness.
Trauma to the head: Trauma to the head may lead to loss of sight or blindness either directly or through injury to the brain.
Sharp Objects: Sharp objects may cause injuries to eyes which may result in the loss of sight or blindness, this type of injury can occur anywhere.
How much compensation can I claim for an eye injury?
Due to the nature of this injury type it can be quite serious, for some people the consequences of an eye injury or blindness can prove to be lifelong. As such it is necessary that a good solicitor is employed for the services of personal injury, especially ones who can obtain the financial justice deserved.
The amount you can claim depends on the severity of the injury. Some of the more common injuries of this type include:
- Pain in one or both eyes
- Blurred vision
- Deteriorated vision
- Blindness in one or both eyes
Typical examples of compensation amounts are:
Loss of one eye: approximately £40,000
Loss of both eyes: approximately £175,000
Injuries to one eye: anything from approximately £500 to approximately £40,000 depending on the severity, recovery time, age of victim and residual vision.
Injuries to both eyes: anything from approximately £500 to approximately £175,000 depending on the severity, recovery time, age of victim and residual vision.
The injury claims calculator is intended as a guide only. The total amount of compensation you receive may differ as aspects of special damages have yet still to be measured.
Why you should choose Grieves Solicitors:
Grieves Solicitors was established by Helen Grieves in 1997, all members of our team have had many years of specialist experience and training in dealing with personal injury claims. Our solicitors specialise in dealing with major cases and have helped clients receive up to millions of pounds in compensation, their expertise in this field will enable you to get the best experience and outcome possible.
We are delighted to announce that over 98% of our clients have rated our service as excellent or good, as well as 98% whom stated they would definitely use us again and/or would recommend us to family or friends.
If you have suffered from damage to your eyesight or from blindness, through the negligence of another person, you can speak to our specialist personal injury solicitors for advice and guidance on making a claim.
How to make a claim for damage to sight or blindness:
Before starting your personal injury claim, you can contact Grieves Solicitors and speak to one of our personal injury specialists. From the beginning of your claim, our team will work with you, your family and the medical team to ensure the earliest form of recovery and compensation available.
Analysis of your condition forms the basis of the claim, one of our solicitors will arrange a medical examination as part of your claim process. In addition, the cause of the loss of sight must be established. We will help guide you through the step by step process and the strength of your claim as well as offer you advice on the most appropriate course of action for you to take.
We understand that making a claim may seem daunting at first, to take that first step all you have to do is call us for free on 0800 0747 644 or fill in the contact form and a member of our team will get back to you, we will talk over any concerns or queries which you may have.