Knowing if you can claim for your eye injury
Suffering from an eye injury is the majority of the time painful and can often result in a long recovery period, meaning in some cases sufferers have to put their entire life on hold. Severe cases can even lead to permanent damage.
An eye injury can mean you have to take time off work, find additional finances for expenses cause from your injury such as travel, treatment, medications, care etc. meaning, you are quickly finding yourself out of pocket.
At Direct Solicitors we feel this is unfair, that’s why when claiming compensation for our clients, who have sustained an injury through someone else’s negligence, we assess every aspect of their life that has been impacted. Meaning, not only do we look to obtain compensation for the pain and suffering you have felt but also try to cover your financial losses as well.
If in the last three years you have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault and as a result, you have suffered an eye injury then we could help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Get in touch with our legal advice team today on 08000 250 250 to find out if we think you have a claim and how we can help.
How are eye injuries caused?
Although eye injuries vary in severity, from a minor scratch to loss of sight, the causes can be broken into two categories, which are:
Meaning, your eye injury is due to medical negligence, this could be caused by a failure to diagnose a condition, prescribing the incorrect medication, neglect during surgery or anything else that has fallen below the expected level of care a medical profession is expected to provide.
However, the injury to your eyes was sustained, as long as someone else was at fault then you could be eligible to make a personal compensation claim. We understand compensation won’t take away the pain and suffering, you have been through but it can help towards getting back on the right path for you and your loved one’s future.
Have you lost your sight or are you reading on behalf of someone else who has?
Unfortunately, an injury to the eyes can result in a loss of sight either partial, temporary or permanent. Losing your sight, in one or both eyes, is a traumatic experience and something no one should have to face.
A loss of your sight, in any capacity, that was caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault means you could be entitled to make a personal compensation claim.
So, if you’re reading this on behalf of a loved one, due to them suffering an eye injury and losing their sight then we can help. Contact out legal advice team today to find out more about claiming on behalf of your loved one and how Direct Solicitors can help you get them the support they need.
What will my eye injury compensation cover?
When claiming compensation it is important to us that we try to help cover every aspect of yours and your loved one’s lives that have been affected by your accident and eye injury. This means we will consider not just the physical injury but the emotional impact and financial expenses caused.
When we negotiate your claim we will seek to cover all aspects of expenses and losses such as:
- Loss of earnings
- Future loss of earnings
- Accommodation and travel costs
- Care, even if received for free from a loved one
- Costs relating to medical care, treatment, rehabilitation, surgery and medication
- Any impact caused to your social life such as no longer being able to play sports or take part in your hobbies
- Any other impact you or your family have suffered due to the accident and injury
If your eye injury has created an additional cost/expense that isn’t listed then you can discuss this with our team and we can also be considered when making your claim.
Contact Direct Solicitors today and find out how we can help you get the compensation you deserve
We understand making a compensation claim can feel like a big decision, but the money you receive will not only go to covering the pain and suffering you are going through but can help towards treatment costs that you may require as well as recovering losses such as loss of earnings.
If you want to know if you are eligible to make a claim then contact our legal advice team, we will ask you a few questions then once we know all we need at this stage we can advise you if we feel you have a claim or not.
Our primary goal is for you to know your legal options and ensure you make an informed decision, therefore, we won’t apply any pressure but if you decide you wish to make a personal injury compensation claim then we can get everything set up for you.
We will do most of the work for you so claiming doesn’t have to be stressful or scary, if you have any concerns during the process we are on hand to help and support you.
If you’re not quite ready to speak about your situation we can advise that if your injury has occurred or been diagnosed in the last 3 years and happened due to an accident that wasn’t your fault then it is very likely you could make a claim. Complete our online form and we can contact you at a later time.
How Can I Fund My Eye Injury Claim?
We believe everyone should have access to their legal rights and with the additional expenses caused by your accident and injury, making a claim can feel like an additional financial pressure you simply don’t need right now. Here at Direct Solicitors, we can offer No Win No Fee agreements, meaning we will work on a success fee basis rather than charging you any upfront costs.
No Win No Fee means you will not have to worry about paying upfront for your legal fees and if you don’t win any compensation you will not owe us any fee, there are no hidden terms and/or conditions, just simply, if you do not win your case you do not pay a fee.
What Are The Typical Eye Injury Compensation Payouts?
If you have suffered an injury that isn’t listed here then we could still help you. Or alternatively you can use our personal injury claims compensation calculator to find out an estimation of your injury/illness claim.
Minor Eye Injury
A few weeks of disruption with no long-term damage – £1,300 to £2,500
Moderate Eye Injury
Injuries with progressively excruciating impacts (i.e. chemical or trauma injuries) but with no long-standing damage – £2,500 to £5,500
Temporary Loss Of Vision
Injuries that have a significant effect on the vision in one/both eyes, but no undying impairment – £5,500 to £25,000
Blindness In One Eye – Up to £35,000
Blindness Both Eyes – Up to £173,000