Eyesight is precious and one of our most important senses, and if you have suffered loss of sight due to someone else’s negligence then you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Whether it’s temporary or permanent loss of sight, or partial or total blindness, eye injuries are potentially life-changing and there are likely many changes you’ll need to make to your existing life, including home and work, as a result of the injury. It is only fair you are compensated for the suffering, difficulties and losses incurred if the accident that caused the injury happened because someone was negligent.
How Can Eye Injuries Happen?
Eye injuries can happen when you’re at work, in the car, in a public place or even at home.
Road traffic accidents, a big fall in the work place or on the pavement, can all lead to eye injuries, either directly or as a result of a brain injury.
Eye Injuries At Work
When eye injuries happen in the workplace, the work often involves manufacturing or the use of chemicals. Hazards in the office can be a cause too, but certain industries have a higher rate of eye injuries than others.
Employers have a duty of care to ensure employees are kept as safe as possible at work and protective measures should be in place to limit the risk of accidents.
As a guide, employers are expected to have safety measures in place that include:
- The use of protective equipment for staff such as goggles and face shields
- Screens in certain areas
- Regular training for staff on how to safely use the equipment
Can You Claim For Compensation For Loss Of Sight?
If your injury happened as a result of someone else’s negligence, you can make a claim for compensation.
Your compensation will reflect the impact your loss of sight has had on your life. This includes the pain and suffering caused by the injury itself but also any financial losses incurred after the accident and ongoing costs in the future – it may be that you lose your pension because you’re unable to work following your loss of sight, or alterations to your home are needed or even a new home, or you have to travel a lot for rehabilitation treatment.
How Can You Claim For Loss Of Sight?
If your loss of sight happened in an accident that wasn’t your fault, we will work hard to establish the cause and to confirm if you have a case to make a claim. We will then help you with your claim for compensation, ensuring you secure the compensation you deserve for your loss of sight.
You usually have 3 years from the date of the injury, if you’re aged 18 and older, to make a loss of sight claim. If you’re under 18 then the 3-year time limit starts from the date of your 18th birthday.
How We Can Help You With Your Loss Of Sight Claim
Bartletts personal injury solicitors have the legal knowledge and claims experience to help you make a successful compensation claim for your loss of sight.
We will work with you to ensure we fully understand the details of the accident that caused your eye injury and the cause – quickly establishing if someone else’s negligence led to your loss of sight. Our understanding of your loss of sight and the impact this has on your life will form the basis of your case, ensuring you receive the level of compensation you both deserve and need to cover any treatment or life changes now and in the future.
Furthermore, we will assist you at every stage of the process to make the experience as stress-free and straightforward as possible for you.