Eye Injury Compensation Claims: A Short Guide
Find out how much your personal injury claim may be worth
Am I Entitled to Make an Eye Injury Compensation Claim?
Some eye injuries can be minor, whist others may be painful and serious. Some may take a long period of time to recover from and sometimes, there can even be long term damage which can result in life changing outcomes, such as total loss of vision or loss of sight in one eye only.
If you have suffered an eye injury through somebody else’s negligence, we believe you have the right to claim eye injury compensation.
How Are Eye Injuries Caused?
Beacon Law have dealt with a range of eye injury compensation claims for minor eye injuries, as well as very serious injuries.
Eye injuries can be caused by many different types of accidents, such as Medical Negligence, a Road Traffic Accident or an Accident at Work. To be successful in claiming compensation, you must be able to prove that the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence or breach of duty. Regardless of the type of accident, as long as we can prove you have suffered an eye injury, that the accident was somebody else’s fault and that your accident occurred in the last three years, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
What Should I Do After Suffering an Eye Injury?
If your eye injury was sustained at work, you should report the accident to a supervisor or manager and ensure that the incident has been logged appropriately in an accident report book. If the accident did not happen at work, you should report the incident to the person or company who you believe is responsible.
If you suffered your injury in a road traffic accident, contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the accident.
You should seek appropriate medical attention for your injury from a GP or hospital straight away. If your eye injury is severe, seek urgent attention at hospital.
Keep receipts for any medical treatment which you have had to pay for so that you can recover the expenses if you decide to make a claim.
If you would like to make a claim, or if you would like to discuss the claim process with a personal injury solicitor, contact Beacon Law today using the contact forms on our website, or call us on 0330 1332 857.
You should be aware that there is a strict time limit of 3 years from the date of the accident for making a personal injury claim. This can be extended in special circumstances; however, we would advise that you start your claim as early as possible to avoid your claim becoming statute-barred.
How Much Compensation for an Eye Injury?
It is difficult to determine the amount of compensation for an eye injury without firstly knowing the seriousness of the injury and all facts of the case.
In determining the value of eye injury compensation claims, it is necessary to assess the severity of the injury, the amount of time it will take for you to recover from the injury, and the impact the injury has had on your day to day life and your future.
We will seek compensation for any additional losses sustained as a result of the accident as well as compensation for your pain and discomfort. Different types of losses include compensation for loss of earnings if you have not been able to work due to the impact of the injury and out of pocket expenses, including any fees you have required to pay for treatment or managing your eye injury.
What is the Eye Injury Compensation Claims Process?
Eye injury claims follow the same claims process as other personal injury claims. After contacting Beacon Law for advice on your eye injury compensation claim, should you decide that Beacon Law are the right Solicitors to represent you, we will then begin the claims process on your behalf.
The claims process includes obtaining evidence of the accident and your injury and submitting these to the party at fault, with the main goal being to establish liability and the cause of the accident and proceeding to reach an agreement on the amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Medical evidence, such as GP records and Hospital records, will be required to demonstrate the treatment you have received for your accident. This will act as evidence of the accident. We can assist you in obtaining these records and also obtain a specialist medical report on your behalf. This will mean that you will meet with a medical expert who specialises in the field on eye injuries, who will assess the extent of your injury, the impact on your life and the likely cause of the injury. This will help in strengthening your case.
All communications with the party at fault will be made through us. We will submit the evidence to them arguing why we believe it supports your case and we will negotiate a settlement on your behalf. Every step of the claims process will be carried out under your instructions and you will be kept up to date throughout the claims process, providing specialist legal advice at every stage.
How Much Do Eye Injury Compensation Claims Cost?
Making a claim should not leave you out of pocket. You will not be required to pay any of our legal fees if your claim is unsuccessful, as long as you are honest with us and co-operate throughout the legal process. This is because we offer a specialist ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement to all our potential clients, as long as we believe your claim has good prospects of success. This is a big benefit of choosing Beacon Law as it means that you are not likely to end up with more losses than those you have already suffered due to your accident. If you are successful, our fees will be deducted from your compensation award on conclusion of your case.
Why Choose Beacon Law to Handle Your Eye Injury Compensation Claims?
Beacon Law are a team of specialist personal injury solicitors. We are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and are registered in England and Wales to provide legal assistance.
We always act with your best interests in mind and provide a friendly, professional service at all times.
For more information on eye injury compensation claims, contact us today to have a free, no-obligation conversation with a specialist solicitor, please contact us either by calling 0330 1332 857 or my completing the contact form at the top of the page.
A simple discussion with us about your case and it’s merits does not mean you are obliged to proceed with your claim, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about your claim, we are happy to help.