Blindness due to head injuries is absolutely devastating, both to the victim and his or her loved ones. It is life changing in the worse possible sense and it is more than likely that the victim will have to retire from work prematurely and become reliant on the assistance of others for the rest of his life. It can also be very expensive as the person who suffers the head trauma and loss of sight will have to have the home adapted because of their disabilities.
In order to be able to meet the extra costs and adapt to life without sight or work, the victim may be able to claim compensation. Personal injury compensation may be able to be claimed if the person who sustained the head injury and subsequent blindness was not responsible for his devastating misfortune. It also needs to be shown who was responsible for the accident. If someone else, for example, an employer, workmate or other body is found to be responsible for the accident, due to deliberate action or negligence, then any claim will be made against them.
The type of accident when a head trauma can lead to loss of sight can occur in a number of settings. It can happen in the workplace if a worker should fall or suffer a blow to the head. Under the Health and Safety regulations employers have a duty of care to staff and workers. If someone suffers a serious head injury leading to blindness due to the employer’s failure to provide adequate safety measures, a claim for work injury compensation may be able to be made.
Head injuries leading to loss of sight can also result from a road traffic accident. In such cases claims for compensation can also be made. In extreme cases, a trip or fall can also lead to devastating head injuries leading to loss of sight. Once again, providing the injured party was not responsible for his injuries, they may well be able to lodge a personal injury claim.
Obviously, the compensation will be crucially important to the person who has suffered the devastating injuries, as well as his loved ones. The ability to maintain any kind of lifestyle may well depend upon it. It is essential, therefore, that the claim is approached in a professional way. At Accident Advice Helpline, we can put you in touch with one of our experienced and sympathetic team of solicitors and advisers, who are experienced in dealing with this kind of claim.
We will endeavour to confirm that the injured party was not the person responsible for the accident which led to the injury. Next we will help to identify those who are responsible, as it is against them that the claim will be made.
We will use also evidence from any witnesses, as well as medical reports to help build the case for compensation. If our client’s condition is likely to deteriorate, it is important that is noted as it could affect the amount of compensation awarded.
Clients approaching us in such unfortunate circumstances can be assured that they will not be faced with legal costs when using our services. We provide representation on a no win, no fee* basis. If the claim is won, the client still receives 100% of his award.
Date Published: October 2, 2013
Author: David Brown