Have you had an accident that wasn’t your fault and are wondering how much compensation for an eye injury?
“How much compensation am I entitled to?” That’s the question that solicitors probably dread at the end of an initial free appointment with a prospective client. No solicitor can give you an exact figure in answer to the question without spending some time doing the relevant research.
Not being able to give you a precise answer, does not mean that your solicitor doesn’t know what he or she is doing. In fact it is best for a solicitor to admit that there is no immediate answer to the question.
While you are entitled to file a claim for personal injury compensation if you have been involved in an accident that you were not responsible for, you are not entitled to a set sum for your accident and injury.
Each claim is assessed on its merits with reference to guidelines which specify the range of compensation you could be awarded for certain injuries.
How much compensation for an eye injury am I entitled to?
To answer the question “how much compensation for an eye injury am I entitled to?” your solicitor would have to check past claim settlements which are relevant to your claim and find out how much was awarded in each case. Then they would have to consult the guidelines set out by the Judicial Studies Board for amounts of compensation that could be awarded in certain circumstances.
Compensation covers such things as loss of earnings, so when you are awarded compensation for these the amount you normally earned would have to be taken into account. A person who usually earns more than another would naturally be awarded more in compensation than would be awarded to a person on lower wages.
How much compensation am I entitled to for an eye injury?
If you had a temporary eye injury which was better after a few weeks, then you could expect to get between £1,450 and £2,600. There are various other scales leading to total blindness for which you could receive up to £175,000. You need to supply your solicitor with medical reports so that the amount of compensation you might be awarded can be more accurately calculated.
Apart from compensation to cover the injury itself, you can claim compensation for:
- loss of earnings,
- the pain, distress and suffering caused by the injury,
- medical costs, expenses and treatment and so on.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need help and advice regarding a personal injury compensation claim, then you could contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. We have been dealing with personal injury compensation claims for more than 15 years and work with a team of expert solicitors.
You can check out our credentials on our Accident Advice Helpline website and take the thirty second test which will give you an estimate of how much compensation you could receive. Then you may want to call us on one of our numbers, which you can do at any time. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call us now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 27th September 2013
Author: Rebecca Smith
Category: Eye injury claims