Eye Injury Claims & Compensation
We specialise in helping eye injury victims claim the compensation they deserve
Eye Injury Claims
Eyes are so much more than a window to the soul. This small part of the body is incredibly complex and wonderful, using light to transform what is in front of us to images our brain can understand. Even partial loss of vision for a short period can impact daily life. It makes it dangerous or impossible to do even the most simple activities like drive a car, cook a meal, or recognised a loved one.
The delicate nature of eyes means that even a seemingly insignificant injury can damage its ability to work as it should. So if you have suffered an injury affecting your sight, The Compensation Experts can help.
What is an Eye Injury?
The eye is made up of ten individual parts all working together to help people see. The cornea is the outer covering that protects the softer, more delicate parts, and is very painful when scratched. The retina and the optic nerve, which receive the light and transmit nerve signals to the brain respectively, can be loosened or completely ruptured. This can rob someone of sight altogether.
Types of eye injury claims include:
- Abrasions or scratches to the eye’s surface
- Fracture of the orbital socket (the area of bone around the eye)
- Punctures by a foreign body, such as a metal splinter or glass shard
- Chemical, heat, or radiation burns
- Negligent corrective laser eye surgery
One of the most common places for an eye injury to occur is at work. However they can also happen as the result of other accidents, such as a motor vehicle or sporting accident. One example of a successful compensation claim for eye injury was a woman who was injured when debris from a public fireworks display hit her in the eye. The injury affected her vision for months after the accident. An independent ophthalmologist determined that not only was the victim’s sight likely to remain impaired, there was an increased probability that she would develop cataracts later in life.
How to Claim Compensation for an Eye Injury?
The sooner you obtain quality legal advice, the easier claiming compensation is. So get in touch with The Compensation Experts today. Our advisors are happy to provide you with a no-obligation consultation to give you an understanding of what a claim involves and whether you are eligible to make one.
If you decide to proceed, our advisors will assess your circumstances to pair you with an experienced personal injury solicitor who has the right background and skill to match your needs. As the claimant, the onus is on you to prove the extent of your injury and that it occurred as the result of another party’s negligence or mistake. Proving this can involve seeing independent medical experts and your lawyer can arrange this for you.
More than 90% of the personal injury claims we refer settle without having to go to court and your lawyer will do their utmost to make this happens for you as well. Their role is to represent your best interests and obtain a fair payment to cover the cost of any expenses related to your injury including medical expenses and loss of income.
Contact The Compensation Experts today to arrange a call back at a time that suits you.
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In this case you may have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.Find out more