The accident solicitors in Basingstoke at Accident Advice Helpline deal with a wide and varied case load of injuries. All of the injuries have been suffered by people who have been involved in accidents that were not their fault. They all want to claim compensation and the accident solicitors in Basingstoke are trying to help them. Many are residents of Basingstoke and others have travelled to Basingstoke and have been injured whist they were there.
Some of the injuries have been caused by car accidents, some by occupational accidents and others by slips, trips or falls in public places. A small number are caused by criminal assaults.
One of the most distressing types of injury is an eye injury. The injured person has understandable concerns about permanent loss of eyesight and disfiguration. Some more details about injuries involving eyesight are given below.
Causes of eye injuries
There are numerous causes of eye injuries and these can include:
- A blow to the eye – this can happen during a car accident, an occupational injury or during an assault. Eyes can be damaged by objects and fixtures within a vehicle as the occupants are thrown forward in a collision. If the accident is serious and they are thrown out of the car then they can injure their eyes on structures around the car such as another vehicle. Occupational injuries can be caused by equipment and machinery. Criminal assaults can include hitting or kicking the victim in the eye or striking them with an object.
- Foreign bodies in the eye – this can happen during a car accident or an occupational accident. Fragments of glass and metal fly around in vehicle collisions and it is possible for them to enter the eye. Small fragments of material can fly out of machinery or off equipment in a workplace. For this reason personal protective equipment such as goggles are often recommended.
- Cuts to the eyelid and eye ball can be caused by either of the above. The foreign object may not actually be in the eye any longer but may have left its mark in the form of a cut or graze to the delicate structures of the eye.
- Chemical exposure – many work activities involve the use of chemicals. Even some seemly every-day substances like cleaning fluids are actually dangerous chemicals and can cause huge damage and pain if they enter the eye. For this reason all work tasks involving chemicals should be risk assessed and the appropriate controls put in place.
- Ultra-violet light – some work activities involve exposure to ultraviolet light and this is potentially damaging to eyes. A full risk assessment of its use should be carried out to reduce exposure to the hazard.
If any of the above accidents have happened to you and it was not your fault then you may be able to make an accident compensation claim. Just call Accident Advice Helpline – they are highly experienced in handling all types of eye injuries.