Have you sustained an eye injury and need to make an injury claim in St Blazey Gate?
If you have been the blameless victim of an accident and sustained an eye injury that needed medical attention, you may be entitled to make an injury claim in St Blazey Gate. Eye injuries can vary greatly from a slight irritation to complete loss of sight and should never be ignored, because what starts off quite simple can end up horrific.
Some of the causes of an eye injury
There are many ways in which eye injuries happen. Some of the more common ones are:
- Exposure to gasses or chemicals;
- Ultraviolet light, exposure to the sun or sun lamps can cause flash burn to the cornea;
- A blow to the eye, perhaps with a fist or ball. This can create inflammation, and if the bones that surround the eye are broken can push the eye further back into its socket. A blow can cause bleeding to the eye and very occasionally cause the retina to become detached, which if not treated will lead to permanent loss of sight;
- Foreign bodies in the eye. The severity will depend on what substance is in the eye and whether it has cut the eye or not;
- Cuts to eyelids and eyeballs; and
- Not wearing contact lenses correctly can scratch the eye.
If any of these have happened to you, you may be able to make an injury claim in St Blazey Gate for personal injury compensation.
Some of the symptoms of eye injuries
Everyone is different and will have varying degrees of repercussions from their injuries. Just some of the things you may experience are:
- The feeling you have something in your eye;
- Redness of the eye;
- Eye pain;
- Sensitivity to light;
- Wet eyes caused by an increase in the tears produced;
- Blurred or distorted vision;
- Eye muscles going into spasms, causing squints; and
- Difficulty keeping the affected eyes open.
Some of the treatments of eye injuries
Minor eye injuries will usually clear up by themselves without medical intervention, but if you have persistent pain, pain when the eye is exposed to light, altered vision or a foreign body in your eye, you should see your doctor or accident and emergency as soon as possible. As treatment for the eyes is very specialised, you should be guided by the medical practitioner but never try and remove anything from your eye yourself.
Compensation claims for eye injuries
Accident Advice Helpline have been helping people with their personal injury compensation claims since 2000, and we have dealt with many thousands of eye injury claims in that time. Our solicitors have a great deal of experience in obtaining a fair compensation deal for clients and will make the process so much easier for you.
Accident Advice Helpline are here to help. In just a few minutes, one of our advisors will talk through your accident with you, discuss your options and give you an idea about how much compensation you can expect if you make an injury claim in St Blazey Gate. You can contact them on one our numbers: 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993, or you can complete our online 30-second test for similar guidance.
Date Published: 17th September 2013
Author: David Brown