Eye injury advice and claim information
If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your eye injury claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 0500.
Do you have an eye injury?
Each year, thousands of people are involved in accidents that cause eye injuries. Some common causes of eye injuries include:
- Burns from heat, fire and chemical exposure
- Exposure to a bright light from a flash or explosion
- Head injury, causing trauma and damage to ocular nerves
- Eye strain, leading to premature vision loss
- Foreign objects damaging the eyeball
An eye injury can diminish your independence, affect your activities, and even change your life. It can stop you from driving, working, looking after your family, and doing the things you enjoy.
If you have an accident, you need the right help, tailored to your situation. When the accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences, or chase around trying to find the right specialist help. We can support you.
Making a claim for compensation might seem like extra hassle, but we make it simple to get the right advice and help, with just one free phone call. Our support will help you to recover more quickly.
Compensation can really help to ease the stress, covering medical costs, loss of earnings, housing and travel costs, and continuing care. It also compensates you for the pain and suffering. If you suffer a more serious eye injury, it can help you adapt your home, car and way of life.
Get the right treatment
An eye injury may need treatment from an ophthalmologist, ophthalmic medical practitioner, neuro-ophthalmologist or other specialist.
Seeking medical help as soon as possible will give you the best chance of effective treatment and recovery.
If your accident happened in the workplace or in a public place, it’s important to make sure that the details are recorded in an accident book.
Why claim for an eye injury?
Even a mild eye injury may need costly medication, and can stop you from doing simple tasks. Treating an injury to your eye may be a lengthy process. It can cost time and money to put things right.
With more serious injuries, you may need specialist equipment and adaptations to your home. You might have to change your work or stop work altogether. Claiming compensation for loss of earnings could enable you and your family to cope.
If your eye injury happened in your workplace, you might be tempted to blame yourself – but your employer has a duty to keep you safe. For example, if your job involves working with hazardous chemicals, you need adequate protection.
Some accidents are preventable. By reporting your accident and making a claim, you could flag up hazardous working conditions, and help to improve the working environment. This could reduce the risk of others suffering similar accidents.
If your employer was negligent and could have done more to keep you safe, you can claim compensation. Usually, your employer’s liability insurance will cover the compensation award, so no one will lose out.
Loss of sight?
Some eye injuries cause a loss of sight. Even when loss of sight is temporary or partial, this can be extremely traumatic.
If you lose your sight, you might have to depend on someone else to help you. If you need to take long periods off work, you may find it difficult to keep up with the mortgage, rent or household bills.
We can support you to claim for compensation. We may also be able to help you to support a family member, loved one or friend to claim compensation, or help you to claim on that person’s behalf.
Whatever your situation, call us free on 0800 083 4961. We can talk it through and give you confidential advice on the next steps.
Can you claim for your eye injury?
We help people to claim compensation for a wide range of injuries to the eye.
Each case is different, but we will work on your behalf to make sure you get the right amount of compensation.
To make a claim, generally you’ll need to be able to answer ‘yes’ to the following questions:
- Did the accident happen within the last three years?
- Did someone else cause the accident?
- Did you suffer injury?
As we help you to build your case, we’ll consider:
- Your pain and suffering
- Any loss of earnings due to time off work
- Impact on your ability to work and earn in future
- The effects your injury has had on your social life and hobbies
- Costs of medical treatment, medication and home adaptation
- Any care you’ve received, even if it’s been given for free
How do you start a claim?
It’s simple and free to find out if you can claim. Just call one of our friendly, legally trained advisors on 0800 083 4961, who will tell you if we can help.
We’ll let you know whether you can make a claim, but we won’t pressure you to take action. We can give advice, put you in touch with experts, and guide you through the process of making a successful claim.
We will help you pull together everything you need to support your claim, and lead you through each step. There is no complicated paperwork, and it will not cost you anything. Our personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee* basis. Whatever the outcome, you won’t be out of pocket.
The quickest way to start your claim is to fill in our online claim form. One of our advisors will then get in touch to discuss the details of your claim, and help you to get the compensation you’re due.
Our online claim calculator can help you to understand how much compensation you could receive if your claim is successful.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
As part of the UK’s largest personal injury specialist law firm, we work for thousands of people who have been injured. We will help you claim compensation successfully, and get the right support to recover.
Over the years, we’ve developed a breadth of expertise to help you make a successful claim. With one phone call to 0800 083 4961, you can get confidential advice and enlist our support in a range of areas. We work to understand what you need, then offer the best possible assistance.
We make it simple for you to get the right advice and claim for compensation.
Our friendly, legally trained advisors will assess your situation and guide you through the next steps to get you the most compensation with the least fuss.
Category: Eye injury claims