Anyone who suffers a loss of sight, even if partial, should most certainly seek partial blindness injury advice. Partial blindness suffered because of injury can have a devastating effect on your life. It can lead to an inability to earn a living; any necessary adaptations at home to deal with the disability are likely to be very expensive; it could also mean that favourite hobbies cannot be pursued and lead to exclusion from certain social circles. Partial blindness may also have a serious psychological effect on the victim.
If you have suffered partial blindness, you may be able to claim compensation. In order to lodge a claim, you will need to show that you were not responsible for your own misfortune. This means that you have suffered the personal injury leading to the partial loss of eyesight through an accident caused by someone else, because of a criminal assault, or because of an accident or working conditions at your place of work.
Before deciding to make a compensation claim, it is important to seek legal advice. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have solicitors and advisors who are experienced in dealing with cases such as yours. They are both sympathetic and able to give professional advice.
The type of claim will depend on what caused your eyesight to be seriously affected. If it happened at work and occurred because of the negligence of your employer, perhaps for failing to provide protective equipment, we may be able to lodge an injury at work claim on your behalf. If you suffered partial blindness because of an assault, a claim will be made against those responsible.
An accident claim can also be made either against another individual or organisation following a trip or fall which led to serious head trauma causing partial loss of eyesight. Also, if your injury was caused because of a road traffic accident, we may be able to pursue compensation through a road traffic accident claim. Whatever the reason for your partial blindness, we will be able to give essential advice and represent you if a claim is made.
We would need to be sure that you have grounds for a claim and that it has a chance of success. This will depend on the account of the incident you are able to give us. Witness statements from those who saw the incident would also be helpful. If the police investigated it, a statement from the investigating officer could prove to be crucial.
A medical report is always an important element in a personal injury claim. The seriousness of your condition and its likely future impact could have a huge bearing on the compensation offered if the claim is successful.
We will represent you on a no win no fee basis. This means you don’t need to worry about large legal fees. If the claim is unsuccessful, you will not pay us a penny.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to get started on your claim.
Date Published: October 8, 2013
Author: David Brown