Eye injury compensation claims

Eye injuries can vary from minor discomfort to more serious injuries such as blindness or even removal of the eye.

As the eye is very sensitive, even a minor injury can cause impairment of vision. Therefore, it is important to get medical treatment and care immediately for any type of eye injury.

Eye injuries are most often caused by road traffic accidents or accidents at work. In a car accident the small pieces of glass from a shattered windscreen can cause damage to the inner or outer parts of the eye. The severe impact against the airbag could cause damage to the eye socket. Eye injuries from accidents at work can happen due to your employer not providing safety equipment or inadequate training, especially if the work is hazardous.

What are the types of Eye Injury?

You may experience pain or symptoms immediately after the accident or it could take several days. Some of the most common eye injuries include:

  • Small items entering the eye
  • Scratches or irritation on the outer part of the eye
  • Chemical burns
  • Blurred vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Double vision
  • Eye socket fractures

An eye injury should be treated carefully to enable a full recovery. This could mean you have to take time off work, lose earnings and have to pay for recovery treatment. To help ease the financial burden, it is important that you take advice on making a claim for eye injury compensation.

Typical Eye Injury Compensation Amounts

Examples of compensation amounts awarded for eye injuries:

  • Minor injuries – pain and interference with vision – up to £4,000*
  • Impairment of vision or double vision – up to £10,500*
  • Loss of eye – up to £33,000*

*Please note these figures are estimates of what is commonly awarded for similar eye injuries.

It is advisable to seek medical advice from your GP or local hospital as soon as possible following an eye injury as they will be able to recommend the best treatment for you. The GP/Hospital records of your eye injury are used when making your compensation claim.

If you have suffered an eye injury and it was someone else’s fault, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Our Solicitors can help you make a no win no fee claim for compensation.

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