Eye injuries can be serious and range from minor afflictions which cause temporary discomfort, to the most serious conditions that can cause permanent blindness. The eyes are an extremely sensitive part of the body and as well as a loss of sight, injuries to the eye can cause large amounts of pain. Any eye injury can sometimes lead to a certain amount of impairment of vision making it impossible for the victim to continue working. If you have lost wages due to an eye injury then you may be entitled to make a compensation claim.
To find out more, speak to an injury solicitor. New Quay will have a choice or call Accident Advice helpline on 0800 689 0500 (0333 500 0993 from a mobile).
Common Types of injury.
There is serious potential for an eye injury to be caused when the area is hit and injured by an object. Injuries to the eye can also include burns, cuts, scratches and irritation. Small objects travelling at a high speed are the most likely to cause serious eye injuries. Examples of these objects include glass or other objects propelled at the eye during a motoring accident. Your injury solicitor in New Quay will need details of how the accident occurred.
Symptoms of an eye injury.
If you are suffering from an eye injury, your symptoms will vary, depending on how your injury occurred. Below are some of the most common eye injury symptoms that can lead to compensation claims being made.
- Iritis: This is an inflammation of the iris and it occurs following an eye injury such as a blow to the eye. Symptoms can include decreased vision, an aching sensation, light sensitivity and increased tearing. The condition usually requires medical treatment.
- Scratches: If you have a scratch on the cornea (the outer surface of the eye), the symptoms may be similar to having a foreign object stuck in your eye. They could include a sensation that something is stuck in the eye, increased tearing, sensitivity to light and pain.
- Chemical eye injuries: If your eye has been injured as a result of chemical exposure, your eye may turn red and the eyelids could become swollen. You are also likely to feel pain or a burning sensation.
- Bleeding: If you have noticed a red area on the eye, it may seem worrying. However, this is usually due to a burst blood vessel on the eye’s surface and should heal slowly without any symptoms.
- Fracture: an orbital fracture will cause symptoms such as swelling, double vision, pain (particularly with movement of the eyes) and bruising.
Injury solicitor New Quay- How to make a claim.
If your eye injury was the result of an accident that was not your fault and you have suffered financially through lost wages then you have every right to make a claim not only for your injury but for your financial losses.
Before you contact an injury solicitor in New Quay why not get some no obligation advice from Accident Advice Helpline? They have been helping accident victims for over 15 years offer a no win no win fee policy to all their clients. You can call them twenty four hours a day seven days a week .
So pick up the phone and find about your right to compensation today.