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 into images our brain can understand. Even partial loss of vision for a short period can impact daily life, making it dangerous or impossible to do even the simplest activities like drive a car, cook a meal, or recognise a loved one.
The delicate nature of eyes means that even a seemingly insignificant injury can damage their ability to work as they should. So, if you have suffered a chemical eye injury, penetrating eye injury, or any other accident 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 you 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 light and transmit nerve signals to the brain respectively, can be loosened or completely ruptured if you experience an eye injury. 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)
- Penetrating eye injury, as a result of punctures by a foreign body, such as a metal splinter or glass shard
- Chemical eye injury, heat, or radiation burns
- Negligent corrective laser eye surgery
Eye injury compensation example
An example of one of our successful eye injury compensation claims was a woman who was affected when debris from a public fireworks display hit her in the eye. The injury affected her vision for months after the accident.
Upon going for eye injury treatment, an independent ophthalmologist determined that not only was the victim’s sight likely to remain impaired, but there was also an increased probability that she would develop cataracts later in life. We helped her to win the eye injury compensation she deserved.
How to Claim Compensation for an Eye Injury?
The sooner you obtain quality legal advice, the easier the eye injury compensation claiming process 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 skillset 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 seeking independent medical experts, which your lawyer arrange for you. However, because we work on a No Win, No Fee* basis, you’ll not pay a penny if your claim is unsuccessful.
More than 90% of the personal eye 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 eye injury treatment and loss of income.
Contact The Compensation Experts today to arrange a call back at a time that suits you, and receive an eye injury compensation guide.
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered an eye within the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the eye injury. If either of these apply to you, you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every claim is different, the amount of eye injury compensation paid out can vary between cases. Contributing factors include the extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on and the cost of eye injury treatment, and estimated future losses.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much eye injury compensation you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
When making an eye injury claim, it’s important to know what to expect from the process. That’s why our expert solicitors are always as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence before notifying the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your eye injury solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.