If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault and in that accident you sustained an eye injury that needed medical attention, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim, using injury lawyers in Todmorden. Eye injuries can vary greatly from a slight irritation to loss of sight, and should never be ignored, because they can become a lot worse if not treated.
You should never try to treat your eye yourself; a medical professional should even remove something in you eye. Our eyes are very delicate and you could do more harm than good in trying to solve the problem yourself.
An eye injury might mean you can’t see the injury lawyers in Todmorden
There are numerous ways eye injuries occur, just some of them include:
- Exposure to gases, chemicals or other dangerous substances.
- Ultraviolet light, exposure to the sun or sun lamps can cause flash burns to the cornea.
- A blow to the eye with anything hard can create inflammation, and if the bones that surround the eye are broken, they can push the eye further back in its socket. This can cause bleeding to the eye and very occasionally cause the retina to become detached, which if not treated will lead to blindness.
- The severity of foreign bodies in the eye will depend on what substance it is and whether it has damaged the eye or not
- Cuts and abrasions to eyelids and eyeballs
If you have sustained an eye injury in any type of accident, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim, using injury lawyers in Todmorden.
The signs of an eye injury
Every victim is different in how they react to similar injuries, but some of the signs you might experience are:
- The feeling you have something in your eye
- Redness and soreness of the eye
- Pain in the eye
- Sensitivity to light
- Wet eyes caused by an increase in the tears produced, or dry eyes caused by less tears being produced
- Blurred or distorted vision
- Eye muscles going into spasms causing squints
- Difficulty keeping the affected eyes open
Some of the treatments of eye injuries
Treatment for the eyes is very specialised and you should be guided by the medical practitioner, taking care to follow their instructions.
Making an eye injury claim
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people with their personal injury compensation claims since 2000, and among the many thousands we have assisted there have been many eye injury claims.
We 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. You can contact the advisors on our freephone number, 0800 6890500 or you can complete our online 30-second test for similar guidance.
Do not worry about the financial side of making a claim, we operate on a no win no fee basis, so will not be asking for any money to start your claim.
Date Published: 15th November 2013
Author: David Brown