Your eyes being injured in an accident that was not your fault can be very traumatic, but it happens in all kinds of different ways. A South Norfolk car accident is a typical cause of this type of injury, as is an accident at work or a slip, trip and fall accident.
The human eye is a very delicate organ, which is normally quite well protected, but a sudden blow to it, to something getting into it can cause all sorts of problems. Whether you have a minor irritation or become blind as a result of an accident in which you were the blameless victim, you should contact the South Norfolk car accident lawyers from Accident Advice Helpline, to see if you are entitled to make a personal injury claim.
Eye injuries and using the South Norfolk car accident lawyers
Some of the more common injuries that you can suffer to your eyes are below, although there are many more:
- Foreign bodies in the eye. This can be more annoying than anything else, depending what it is that has entered you eye, but it can also be very dangerous. Because of the delicate nature of your eyes, you should always let the professionals treat it and never try to remove something yourself. You could cause more damage by doing this.
- Laser eye surgery can got wrong, Although most mistakes with this procedure can be corrected, that means going through it all again, with no guarantees of the outcome.
- Our eyes can be very sensitive to gasses or chemicals and react dramatically to them. Just think how bad your eyes can be when peeling an onion and imagine that many times worse.
- 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 in 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.
- Ultraviolet light, exposure to the sun or sun lamps can cause flash burn to the cornea.
If your eyes have been injured in an accident that has happened sometime within the last three years and you were not at fault, then you may want to make a personal injury claim.
The signs of eye injuries
The signs that you could have an eye injury may be:
- Temporary or permanent loss of sight
- Blurred vision
- Pain in the eyes and surrounding areas
- Sensitivity to light
- Wet eyes caused by an increase in the tears produced
- Eye muscles going into spasms causing squints
- The feeling you have something in your eye
- Redness or soreness of the eyes
- Difficulty keeping the affected eyes open
South Norfolk car accident solicitors
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping victims with their personal injury compensation claims for over 14 years, and have dealt with many thousands of cases including eye injury claims. Our solicitors have a great deal of experience in obtaining a fair compensation deal for claimants, and will make the process so much easier for you.
You can contact them on our freephone number, 0800 180 4123, or you can complete our online 30-second test for similar guidance.