We take our health for granted in lots of ways until something happens to change things. However, some people would agree that a loss of vision is particularly hard to deal with. It affects the whole way you interact with the world around you.
A loss of vision can happen quite naturally as we get older. Perhaps you become short- or long-sighted, or develop cataracts for example. However, if you suffer an eye injury as a result of an accident you were not to blame for, it can be particularly hard coming to terms with the outcome.
Examples of situations where loss of vision compensation might be paid out
Losing your vision as the result of an accident at work would be particularly upsetting. One minute everything is fine and the next you are struggling to see. This could be because of a mishap with the machinery you are using, if something is flung into your eye. Explosions, fire and all manner of other potential hazards could happen if you are unlucky and you are injured at work.
While things like this are rare, there are people who have suffered in similar ways in the past. Suffering a sudden loss of vision – whether partial or total – is very difficult to come to terms with. It may not only happen at work either. A car accident could result in a loss of vision in some circumstances too, not to mention other accidents that might occur.
How much could be paid out?
The injury itself will be taken into account when looking into the possibility of getting loss of vision compensation. The severity of the sight loss will be borne in mind, as will any potential loss of income that is derived from the accident. If someone else is to blame and has been negligent in some manner, this can help support the successful outcome of a claim.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today to see if you could make a claim on a no win, no fee* basis. If your child has lost their sight due to an accident you feel was someone else’s fault, you should call us on 0800 689 0500 as well. We may be able to act on your behalf to recover damages for the accident and injuries that were sustained. Make sure you know for sure whether such a claim would work for you.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead