Our eyesight is something that the vast majority of us are fortunate enough to take for granted, even if it isn’t strictly “perfect” 20/20 vision.
Loss of sight compensation claim in Tedburn St Mary
Losing your eyesight is a devastating experience, one most of us are fortunate enough to never experience. Loss of eyesight can be temporary or permanent, partial or complete (resulting in total blindness). It is a totally life changing event and if your eyesight loss has been caused by an accident or injury you may want to investigate making a compensation claim in Tedburn St Mary.
Accidents that can cause loss of sight
There are a vast majority of incidents that can result in either full or partial loss of eyesight. For example:
- Chemicals – exposure to certain chemicals through splash-back and spillages can result in blindness. These sorts of accidents usually (but not always) occur within a work environment, in which case your employer has a duty of care to ensure such accidents do not occur.
- Bright lights – exposure to bright lights, certainly over a prolonged period of time, can cause blindness. These are also often associated with work environments.
- Trauma – if you have been involved in an accident, perhaps a road traffic accident, where you have sustained a significant head trauma there is a chance the injury will have been so severe as to cause blindness. If the accident was not your fault you might be entitled to make a compensation claim in Tedburn St Mary.
- Sharp objects – your eye(s) might have been injured as a result of a sharp object penetrating them. This could happen in a variety of situations including a road traffic accident, in the work place or in a public place if proper health and safety guidelines have not been followed.
- Clinical negligence – you might be left blind as a result of clinical negligence, for example, if laser eye surgery has gone wrong, incorrect prescriptions for contact lenses and/or medication, or even a misdiagnosis of a disease/condition that, if recognised and treated earlier, would not have resulted in either partial or full loss of eye sight.
Get the best advice
If you are thinking about making a compensation claim in Tedburn St Mary for your loss of sight, then contact Accident Advice Helpline today.
We are a law firm with over 13 years’ experience in dealing with a variety of personal injury claims including more serious and complex cases of eyesight loss.
Our in-house solicitors are all specially trained and operate on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis meaning you can get the best possible advice for your compensation claim in Tedburn St Mary without any of the financial risks often associated with starting a legal case.
Take the test
Take our 30 second test (which you can find on our website). This will give you a good idea if you are eligible to make a compensation claim in Tedburn St Mary and will also give an indication of how much your claim might be worth.
Date Published: 28th August 2013
Author: David Brown