According to RNIB, every year, 24,000 people will be registered as visually impaired in the UK and there are 350,000 people that are registered either blind or partially sighted.
It is estimated that one in five people will have to live with sight loss in their lifetime.
Our leading sight loss and eye injury claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you’ve suffered sight loss due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee eye injury claims solicitors
All our eye injury cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Loss of sight injuries explained
Eyes are very delicate and when damaged, the effects can be life-changing. That's why almost any damage or injury has to be taken seriously. Whether it was an object piercing the eye, a scratch to the surface of the eye or even eye surgery gone wrong, if someone else's negligence resulted in your injury, you should talk to a personal injury claims solicitor.
Most common causes and types of eye injuries
There are all kinds of scenarios that can cause an eye injury. Here are the most common causes:
- Accident at work: caused by faulty equipment or a lack of safety goggles
- Hospital accident & misdiagnosis: through laser eye surgery or another operation
- Car accidents: where glass has entered your eye
These accidents result in different types of eye injuries. Our clients most commonly seek compensation for:
- Full or partial blindness
- Deterioration due to environmental factors
- Damage to the cornea
- Loss of an eye
- Detached retina
What can I claim for?
If you have experienced a personal injury, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Learning new skills (e.g. classes to learn braille)
- Eye surgery
Can I claim for defective laser surgery?
Yes. Even if you have signed an agreement beforehand, contact us because you are most certainly entitled to compensation.
Can my compensation cover the cost of a guide dog?
Yes. Long-term effects of your injury will be part of the claim and you are entitled to compensation for learning new skills, e.g. how to walk a guide dog.
What is my loss of sight compensation claim worth?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If your injury was caused due to someone else's negligence, your claim for pain and suffering alone could be worth as much as £354,260. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online personal injury claims calculator.