eye injury claims
Our specialist eye injury lawyers can help you with every aspect of an eye injury claim.
We’ll help you recover any losses you have suffered as a result of your eye injury, such as loss of earnings, travel expenses and private medical treatment.
Pursuing compensation for a personal injury is not something you have to do on your own, you need specialist advice. Trust us to help you.
If you have been involved in an accident leading to blindness, loss of sight in one eye or some level of visual impairment we know how difficult it can be to cope on your own.
For free advice from a fully qualified eye injury lawyer then please get in touch by completing the enquiry form, or call on our freephone 0800 020 9167.
Eye Injury Claims
Serious eye injuries range from temporary vision loss (often the result of a head injury) to full blindness caused by a serious accident.
Eye injuries are devastating and can have a detrimental effect not only on the injured person but their family and friends. Care will have to be provided, the family home will have to be adapted and employment issues may arise.
You may feel vulnerable and overwhelmed by what has happened to you, but you are certainly not alone. Our specially trained solicitors can help you to access the exact treatment and services you need and to secure the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to, to help you move on from the accident and to begin enjoying life again.
Any compensation awarded to you is designed to redress the balance and place you in the position you were in before you were injured. This means ensuring you have all the equipment and medical care necessary to get on with your life and to protect you against any financial loss both now and in the future.
No amount of money can help with the pain and suffering you have experienced but it can help with your recovery, your future and your financial security.
Your compensation award is designed to help with:
- Any medical costs including treatment, rehabilitation or counselling.
- Purchasing specialist equipment that you may need to help with your injuries.
- Funding any adaptations to your home that may be required to help you live independently.
- Protecting you against loss of earnings, including any future earnings that may be in jeopardy as a result of your injury.
- Expenses incurred such as travel to and from hospital appointments.
Unfortunately, eye injuries are extremely common, but the effects can be severe. We take our role in helping clients to access the correct treatment, support and compensation extremely seriously.
Injuries that we regularly help clients with include:
Corneal Abrasions & Lacerations
The cornea is the clear window at the front of the eye, which can be easily scratched or even cut. Abrasions or scratches are usually minor and tend to heal quickly although some can cause more long-term problems requiring steroid treatments to prevent inflammation and scarring and to ease any pain and sensitivity to light. Lacerations, which cut through the cornea, are more serious requiring immediate medical attention to avoid sight loss. These are commonly caused by accidents where glass or other projectiles have hit the front of the eye or because of physical assault.
These usually occur as the result of exposure to household cleaning products or industrial chemicals, in gas, liquid or powder form. Severe burns can result in damage to the cornea, ulcers on the eye, cataracts, which are an abnormal clouding of the eye’s lens, or glaucoma, which is high pressure in the eye causing damage to the optic nerve.
Blunt trauma to the eye simply means a blow or impact from a blunt object such as a ball or fist and can cause inflammation, damage to the optic nerve, retinal detachment or facial fractures affecting the eye socket and will require urgent medical attention.
Foreign Bodies in the Eye
Foreign bodies in the eye include items such as grit, wooden splinters or metal shavings, which can cause corneal damage including lacerations or cuts. They usually occur as the result of not having the correct protective eyewear whilst carrying out manual work.
Exposure of the Eye to Radiation
Ultraviolet light is the most common cause of radiation damage to the eye. If the eye is exposed to ultraviolet light, as the result of using a sunbed or sunlamp without the correct eye protection for example, damage can occur to the cornea resulting in cuts and tears, a clouding of the eye’s lens, known as cataracts, or eye cancer.
Am I eligible to make an eye injury claim?
If you have suffered from an eye injury that wasn’t your fault and it has affected any part of your eye including the lens, retina, cornea, pupil, eyelid or socket then you may be eligible to make an eye injury compensation claim.
Whether you have suffered a minor eye injury, where symptoms have lasted a few weeks, or whether your injury is severe and potentially life-changing, our expert team of solicitors will be able to help you.
How do I claim compensation for a serious eye injury?
If you wish to make a compensation claim for a serious eye injury, then contact us for an initial chat about what has happened and the circumstances in which your injury occurred.
We will ask for details including where the injury took place, who was involved and whether there were any witnesses. It is important for us to understand how your injury affects your daily life, regardless of whether the impact on you is short or long-term, to enable to us to prepare the most robust and effective representation of your case.
After an initial chat, our team of personal injury specialists will be able to advise you on the likelihood of a successful claim, give you an idea of the amount of compensation you can expect to receive and will talk you through the next steps to take.
It is essential that any financial settlement covers your lifetime needs so it is vital that you instruct solicitors with the skill and experience necessary to secure the full amount of compensation available.
How PSR Solicitors can help with your eye injury claim
At PSR Solicitors we can guarantee you professional, expert advice tailored to your specific circumstances and injuries. We will provide you with the highest level of help and support throughout the claims process to minimise your stress and worry.
We regularly help clients who have suffered personal injury to:
- Secure the maximum amount of compensation available.
- Access the best medical treatment, therapies and specialist equipment.
- Arrange financial support until the claim is settled.
- Navigate the benefits system in instances where employment is no longer possible or is limited.
- Advise on personal injury trusts to ensure any compensation award is protected.
As well as securing your financial recompense, we will also work diligently to establish any negligent or unlawful behaviour that has resulted in your injury by:
- Gathering witness statements
- Examining CCTV footage where available
- Liaising with medical professionals
We will leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of justice and reparation on your behalf.
We are recognised as the leading personal injury solicitors across North Wales and Cheshire and are accredited by the Law Society for personal injury services. PSR Solicitors has also achieved the Lexcel Practice Management Standard for providing excellent legal services and are proud or our track record of delivering excellent results for local people.
Our experienced solicitors can help you with a wide range of eye injury claims.
If you have suffered an eye injury in an accident and you want free advice on claiming compensation from a fully qualified personal injury solicitor then please contact us now. Using one of our specialist solicitors ensures that you have a better chance of winning your claim and receiving all the compensation and help that you are entitled to all on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that you won't have any legal costs to pay if your claim is unsuccessful so No Win No Fee = No Risk to You.
Some legal firms don’t use qualified solicitors to deal with eye accident claims anymore, at PSR Solicitors however we believe that your case deserves special attention from a dedicated solicitor.
Contact PSR's experts about your eye injury claim today
With offices in Wrexham, Colwyn Bay, Rhyl, Shotton (Deeside) and Ellesmere Port, PSR are a leading practice of Personal Injury Solicitors in Wales and Injury Solicitors in Cheshire. We regularly act for clients on eye injury claims across North Wales, Cheshire, Liverpool and Merseyside. As a recognised injury claims specialist we can support your needs wherever you live in Wales, England & Northern Ireland.
You can contact us safe in the knowledge that one of our expert personal injury lawyers will take care of everything for you on a No Win No Fee basis allowing you to carry on with your life whilst we proceed with your legal case.
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