How much can I claim for an eye injury insurance claim or compensation claim?
If you have suffered an eye injury and need to make an eye injury insurance claim or compensation claim, you will have many questions, including how much you can claim and what help you can receive in making your claim. To help, we have put together this short guide below that takes you through the types of eye injury you may be suffering from and how much compensation you may be entitled to claim.
Temporary eye injury
If you have suffered an eye injury that temporarily impairs your vision, you will not only have suffered pain and discomfort but will have had to make adjustments to your lifestyle while you recovered. A compensation claim can help you to recover any financial loss, perhaps through your inability to work, additional childcare costs or the cost of attending medical appointments. As a claim can also offer you compensation for the pain and distress you have suffered. In the case of a temporary eye injury with no permanent symptoms, this could be in the region of £2,500.
Painful temporary eye injury
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident, you may have suffered a painful impact injury to your eye. While the symptoms may have been temporary, you will have had to endure a great deal of pain and distress while you recovered. Exposure to some hazardous chemicals or materials may also cause a temporary eye injury that is very painful. An eye injury insurance claim or compensation claim for a painful temporary eye injury from which you fully recover may be as much as £5,250.
Permanent injury in one eye
If you have suffered an injury that results in significant and permanent sight impairment in one eye, an eye injury insurance claim or compensation claim may offer you up to £25,000.
Blindness in one eye
A serious accident or assault may result in permanent blindness in one eye. Exposure to certain chemicals could also have a permanent effect, causing irreversible blindness. If you have suffered permanent blindness in one eye, your eye injury insurance claim could be worth £35,000.
Blindness in both eyes
In the worst case scenario, if you have suffered permanent blindness in both eyes, your life will have been irrevocably changed. You will need substantial support for the rest of your life, as well as significant adaptations to your home and environment. You may be unable to work and your standard of living will be severely impacted. To reflect this, your eye injury insurance claim or compensation claim will take into account the compensation you need to sustain your quality of life. Reflecting this, compensations awards can be in excess of £170,000.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you
The impact of your eye injury will be unique to you. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have the years of experience needed to know how to get the best result for your individual case. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 – or 0333 500 0993 free from a mobile – to talk about your circumstances and how we can help you.