It is hard to imagine what it would be like to suffer an injury to your eye. We all take seeing for granted, even though many of us suffer some kind of degeneration of vision as we get older. Being short-sighted or long-sighted is one thing, but suffering an injury that threatens your vision in an instant is a very different prospect to cope with indeed.
Fortunately, it is rare for someone to suffer injuries this severe in relation to their eyes. That’s not to say they don’t happen, of course, and when they do, they can seriously affect the way that person moves ahead with their life.
Examples of potential injuries
Foreign bodies in the eye can consist of dirt, grit, chemicals and other unpleasant things that can cause serious damage. Jobs that require workers to deal with chemicals and gases should provide safety gear they can use to help keep them safe. That way, nothing gets the chance to go into their eyes.
Foreign bodies may also include other bigger items. For example, a car accident could force something through the windscreen that may potentially strike the person in the face. If this should go into the eye, there is a chance the eye could be lost altogether. The loss of vision in one eye can potentially affect balance, not to mention the field of vision a person has.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today
If you have the chance to do so, contact us today if the information in this article is familiar to you. Perhaps you have unfortunately lost an eye in an accident caused by another person, or you suffered a serious injury to one or both eyes. Either way, the consequences of serious eye injuries may be only too apparent to you, and in that case, you should contact us now for advice.
We can be reached on 0800 689 0500, and you can find out whether you have enough evidence to use against a third party. Our professional injury compensation lawyers are ready to take on your case if you do have a reasonable claim to make. If in doubt, call us anyway – our enquiry line is open at all times and is always free to call. You will never be putting yourself at financial risk by seeing whether you could actually claim or not, so take advantage of our service now.
Date Published: May 9, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead