A fractured eye socket can occur as the result of a direct blow to the face, for example if you hit your head on the steering wheel or dashboard of a car. You could break the rim of the socket or the thinner socket floor, or both. If you’re considering claiming for a fractured eye socket, you can get in touch with a personal injury solicitor within three years of your accident to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline’s personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so anybody can afford to make a claim.
Types of eye socket fracture
There are several different types of eye socket fracture:
- Orbital rim fracture – this is usually caused by direct impact to the face and you can suffer other facial bone injuries as well, along with eye or brain injuries
- Indirect orbital fracture – this is also known as a ‘blowout fracture’, involving a crack or rupture to the floor of the eye socket. The eye may not move normally and double vision is common
- Direct orbital floor fracture – this is an orbital rim fracture which extends into the eye socket floor
Symptoms of an eye socket fracture can include double vision, a black eye, numbness to the eyelid or face (often a sign of nerve damage) and puffiness under the skin near the eye. You should seek medical attention if you suspect this type of injury, and claiming for a fractured eye socket is an option if your accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence.
Contact us today
Whether you’re ready to make a personal injury claim or simply need some more advice on the claims process, you can call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. It’s free to call us and find out more about claiming for a fractured eye socket. We’ve been helping people claim personal injury compensation for over 15 years and have been endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen, so you can trust us with your claim.
However your accident happened, we’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. You could even find out right now how much compensation you could be entitled to by heading for our website and taking the 30-second test. Then get in touch with us and we’ll help you get the ball rolling on your claim.
Category: Eye injury claims