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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can I claim for partial blindness?


    Can I claim for partial blindness?

    If you suffer from partial blindness that is somebody else’s fault, you may be entitled to claim for compensation. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have a skilled team dedicated to helping people to claim for partial blindness and other injuries caused by accidents, medical negligence or poor working conditions that weren’t their fault. Our phone lines are open round the clock and it won’t cost you a penny to call and discuss your case.

    A valid claim

    In order for your claim to be eligible, the incident that caused your blindness will normally need to have taken place within the last three years. There are exceptions for children, who can claim at any time until they turn 21, and for people whose problems develop later in life but can be traced directly back to working conditions that did not meet health and safety requirements. If you are not sure if your situation qualifies, call our advisors.

    In order to claim, you will need to have your sight problems verified by your optician or ophthalmologist, and in some cases you may also need to see an independent specialist. We can help to sort this out for you.

    What happens next?

    If you decide that you want to claim, we can find you a solicitor with experience in cases such as yours. Because we’re a national organisation with a large team of expert solicitors, we can do this very quickly and we’ll keep it as simple as possible for you. We’re happy to cater for any special requirements you may have because of your eye problems. For instance, we can send you documents in a large print format or arrange to have things read to you over the phone. You’ll be able to deal with your solicitor over the phone and we’ll also try to keep travel requirements to a minimum, especially if getting around has become difficult. Sometimes it isn’t necessary to travel at all, or even to go to court.

    What does it cost?

    Because Accident Advice Helpline operate on a no win no fee basis, you can claim for partial blindness without needing to pay any money upfront. If we lose your case, we won’t get paid at all. This should show you how confident we are of success and reassure you that we will always do our best to help you to get the justice that you deserve.

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    What compensation means

    A compensation settlement for partial blindness will include money to make up for your distress and money to cover financial losses related to your eye problems, including lost earnings. You will also receive money to help you in the future. This could include money to help you enjoy a reasonable standard of living if you can no longer work and money to help you live more independently, for instance by paying for adaptations that help you work around your sight problems. A good settlement will make it much easier for you to return to living life on your own terms.

    Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to get started on your claim.

    Date Published: October 12, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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