Eye injuries can be serious. They range from minor afflictions which cause temporary discomfort, to the most serious conditions that can cause permanent blindness. 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 earnings, you may need to find a firm of injury solicitors in New Quay or elsewhere here in the UK.
Eye injuries you may need injury solicitors in New Quay for
There is serious potential for an eye injury to be caused when the eye is hit 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.
If claiming compensation, your injury solicitors in New Quay or wherever, will need full details of how the accident occurred.
Symptoms of typical eye injuries
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.
Using Accident Advice Helpline as your injury claim solicitors
If your eye injury was the result of an accident that was not your fault, whether or not you have suffered financially through lost wages, you have a moral and a legal right to make a claim; not only for the injury itself, but for any financial losses too.
If you can’t find a firm of injury solicitors in New Quay you want to work with, why not check us out here at Accident Advice Helpline? You can call our national helpline for free, no obligation advice.
- Call 0800 689 0500 if using a landline to make your call
- Call 0333 500 0993 if using a mobile to make your call
We work on a no-win, no-fee basis and our services are recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen.
Call us today for more information about the advantages of using us as your injury solicitors in New Quay.
Date Published: 21st December 2013
Author: David Brown