The eye is one of our most sensitive organs and one of the most important. A serious accident leading to a vision injury claim can in the worst case scenario lead to complete loss of vision. Even though the structure of our face is meant to protect the eyes (as they are right between the eyebrows and the cheekbones), injuries may still happen. Here are some of the most common accidents:
- The eye is penetrated by a foreign object;
- The eye is chemically burned by a caustic substance; or
- The eye suffers a blow from a blunt object.
In case of an injury, the first thing you have to do is to contact your doctor and ask for advice. Most doctors have emergency numbers in case they are needed outside of working hours, although if it really is an emergency then you should probably skip the call and head directly to an emergency room.
Get help with your vision injury claim
Have you suffered an eye injury in the past three years in an accident that was not your own fault? If so, you are entitled to personal injury compensation, and Accident Advice Helpline are here to provide you with all the support you need to make a claim.
Our advisors are available on 0800 689 0500. Each of them has the 15-year know-how and experience of the company, so they can give you many helpful tips about how to make a successful personal vision injury claim.
Useful information when making a claim
An eye injury claim is in many respects no different than most other personal injuries. In order to ensure success and getting the compensation you deserve, it’s good to know a few things. Keep all the information you can; receipts, bills or any other proof of expenses, prescriptions and doctor appointments. Also, try to keep in touch with any witnesses.
Most times, vision injury claim cases can be solved over the phone, without the claimant ever having to go to court. However, be prepared to attend another medical check-up. An extra assessment is often required.
The claim time is different depending on the case, and the amounts can also never be known for sure until the finalisation of the case. For an estimate of how much you could ask for, try out the 30-second compensation calculator on our website.
What is the cost of a claim?
The help that Accident Advice Helpline provide is always given on a no-win, no-fee* basis so that regardless of their financial situation, people can have access to justice. Remember that you can always call us, without any obligation to proceed with the claim.
Date Published: 17th May 2013