Losing your eyesight can be a traumatic, devastating and worrying time. Although sometimes loss of eyesight is temporary there is always the concern that full sight may never return and you may be left completely or partially blind for life. In some cases, for example when someone has lost an eye or had something sharp pierce through the eye, the chance of any sight returning is impossible and the eye may instead need to be replaced with a prosthetic. In order to claim compensation for loss of eyesight, you need to have been involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault and from which you sustained injuries.
You will also need to appoint a reputable and highly regarded personal injury specialist, such as Accident Advice Helpline. We have 15 years’ experience in the industry and a no win, no fee policy, with no up-front costs, giving peace of mind to our customers.
Causes of loss of eyesight
Despite being fairly fragile in nature, it still actually takes a really quite serious accident to damage the eyeball itself. Among the accidents we see which result in blindness or loss of sight, include car accidents, accidents in industrial settings such as factories and manufacturing plants, and work environments where chemicals and toxic substances may be used.
If you are injured in any of these ways, of course the first thing you will need to do is be treated by medical professionals and begin your recovery. However, you may then wish to think about claiming compensation, if you believe the accident was not your fault.
Other ways loss of eyesight impacts the injured party
Losing your eyesight can be very traumatic, potentially leaving lifelong damage which could impact upon the injured party in many other ways too, such as:
- Financial loss resulting from having time off work or having to leave your job completely; having to pay for medical bills or treatment, or paying for something like a prosthetic eye
- Psychological problems such as stress, anxiety or depression getting in the way of the injured party leading a normal life
- Change in lifestyle such as being unable to do hobbies that you used to enjoy, having complete independence and being able to do things like drive. Losing your eyesight can be extremely limiting, especially if you lose all your sight.
In order to claim compensation you must have been involved in an accident that was not your fault. Call our 24-hour free phone line now on 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our specialists who will be able to advise you on the claim process.
Date Published: October 24, 2015
Author: Rob Steen