The eyes are complex and amazing – we need our eyes to view life in colour, judge speed and distance and co-ordinate our bodies for tasks such as playing sports. But our eyes are also quite fragile, which means even minor accidents could result in serious injury. Sustaining an injury to your eyes at work isn’t uncommon, but it could mean you’re able to claim eye injury compensation if your employer has been negligent and caused your accident. If you’re unsure who is to blame for your accident or want to find out more about making a claim for personal injury compensation, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today.
How can eye injuries occur?
There are any number of accidents which could result in an eye injury, and since 2000 we have handled hundreds of claims for eye injury compensation, many of which have been successful, resulting in a settlement for the claimant. Here are a few examples of common causes of eye injuries:
- A direct blow to the eye
- Small projectiles hitting the eye at high speed (such as parts from machinery)
- Grit or particles in the eye
- Contact with chemicals
- Head trauma
- Electric shock
It could be that you have suffered eye injuries after the air bag in your car failed, or maybe you have touched your eyes after handling dangerous chemicals at work. Whatever has happened, it could be that your employer or a third party is to blame for your accident. In the case of air bag failure, the car manufacturer could be at fault. If you’ve not been provided with safety goggles or glasses at work and your eyes have been damaged by grit or particles, you could claim personal injury compensation, whether you’ve suffered minor irritation or permanent damage to your eyes.
Should you make a claim?
Severe injuries to the eyes can cause blindness or permanent partial loss of vision, even the loss of an eye in some cases. Even if you have sustained minor injuries which have left your eyes sore and irritated, you may have needed time off work to recover. If your finances have been affected by loss of earnings, you’re entitled to make a claim for your losses, so call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our expert personal injury advisors for confidential no-obligation advice. It’s free to call and we provide a 100% no win, no fee* service.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton