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No Win No Fee Eye And Sight Loss Injury Claims

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If you’ve been injured in an accident that occurred because someone who had a duty of care towards you breached this duty, you may be able to claim compensation for your suffering.

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Eye injury compensation claims can be made if you’ve suffered an injury to your eyes or vision. You can claim for severe injuries, such as injuries resulting in loss of sight or function to minor injuries such as simply being struck in the eye. If you’ve had an accident that wasn’t your fault which resulted in an eye injury, then you might have a claim. Start your eye injury claim with our expert no win no fee solicitors today and claim compensation for the injuries sustained.

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Making an eye injury compensation claim can feel like a daunting decision, but if you’ve suffered an injury in an accident caused by somebody else’s negligence or irresponsible behaviour, then you ought to be compensated for that.

Of course, the severity of your injury will impact how much compensation you actually receive. Eye injury claims for being struck in the eye will not receive nearly as much eye injury compensation pay as someone who suffers complete blindness as a result of medical negligence, for example.

If you decide to start an eye injury claim then work with our personal injury solicitors at No Win No Fee Solicitors Co today. We’ll take on eye injury claims with no upfront cost to you. You’ll only pay for our legal fees in the event that your claim is successful and you’re awarded compensation. 

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What Are Eye And Sight Loss Injury Claims?

Eye injuries fall under personal injury law. That means if you have suffered an eye injury or loss of sight due to somebody else being negligent of the duty of care they had towards you, then you can make a claim for compensation. 

When you make a claim for compensation you’ll actually be claiming against the insurance company of the responsible party, rather than claiming against the individual or company themselves. This means you don’t need to feel any guilt in seeking compensation, as in many cases the defendant will not have to pay out of their own pocket anyway.

Our team at No Win No Fee Solicitors Co have handled 1000s of personal injury cases helping claimants get the maximum financial compensation for their injuries and losses. Eye injuries involving vision loss, total blindness or impaired vision are incredibly serious, and the compensation amounts will reflect this seriousness.

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What Can Cause Sight Loss And Eye Injuries?

Sight loss and eye injuries can be caused in a variety of different ways. The difference between a regular accident and an accident amounting to a claim comes down to the individual responsible. If that individual owed you a duty of care and failed in that duty in such a way that you were injured in an accident, then they are held responsible for those injuries and you should receive compensation from them.

We have covered claims for personal injuries affecting the eyes caused by a variety of different scenarios, but some of the more common causes are explored below:

Road Traffic Accidents

One of the main causes of eye injuries is road traffic accidents. These incidents cover the likes of car crashes, collisions involving cyclists and motorcyclists, and pedestrians. 

If the accident was caused by somebody else on the road, then you might be eligible to make a claim for compensation for your eye injury. Some examples include:

  • another road user ignoring road traffic signs and signals
  • a pedestrian stepping out into traffic without looking
  • a road user speeding and causing an accident

Slips, Trips, And Falls

Another common cause of eye injuries are slips, trips, and falls. Whilst anyone can have an accident, a compensation claim is only a real consideration if your accident and subsequent eye injury were caused by somebody else being negligent.

If you fell in any public space, such as a supermarket, shopping centre, or high street, and the accident was caused by unsafe conditions that should have been seen to, then you might have a claim. For example, if you fell for any of the following reasons, then you should contact our claim experts today:

  • slipping over spillages that weren’t properly marked or cleaned up
  • tripping over hazardous wires in the workplace
  • falling over raised kerbs that blend into the lower pavement because the edges aren’t properly marked

Workplace Accidents

Workplace accidents don’t just happen in dangerous work environments, they can happen in any workplace if you aren’t properly protected by your employer – who is always responsible for the health and safety of employees on site.

Some examples of an employer neglecting their health and safety responsibilities towards their staff include failing to:

  • provide the proper PPE for the task e.g. appropriate eye covers
  • train employees appropriately to complete the task
  • ensure the safety of machines and tools used

Medical Negligence

Another cause of eye injuries we often see is medical negligence. Sometimes, when you seek medical treatment for an issue, the healthcare professional in charge of your care can behave negligently and you could suffer a worsening of your eye condition or a new eye injury as a result.

Where this eye injury leads to reduced vision or complete blindness, you could receive considerable compensation. Some examples of medical negligence include:

  • misdiagnosis
  • failing to take your concerns seriously
  • completing a procedure improperly and leading to further damage or injuries

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Am I Eligible For Eye Injury Claims?

If you can prove three key things, then you are likely eligible to make an eye injury compensation claim:

  1. That the party responsible had a duty of care towards you
  2. That they breached that duty of care
  3. That the duty of care breach caused the accident and your subsequent eye injuries

Duty Of Care

Proving a duty of care is easy enough, as there is usually a law in place that specifically points to the party owing a duty of care.

For example, if your accident occurred in the workplace, then you would be owed a duty of care by your employer under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.

In public spaces, you’re owed a duty of care by the person or organisation in control of the space under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957.

And on the road, ALL road users owe each other a duty of care under The Highway Code, the Road Traffic Act 1988, and the Highways Act 1980.

Proof Of Breach

Proving that the duty of care was breached is possible with evidence that supports your version of events. Some key pieces of evidence you could use are:

  • photographs of the scene before and/or after the accident
  • video footage of the accident taking place
  • witness statements from independent witnesses
  • accident reports from workplaces
  • police reports

If the evidence shows that there was a breach of a duty of care, then you have satisfied the two most important parts of your case, but you will still need to satisfy the third to ensure your claim is successful.

Medical Evidence

Your medical records will usually explain the injuries you’ve suffered and an independent medical assessment will be able to not only properly lay out what injuries you’ve suffered, but also explain how those injuries occurred and how they’ll effect you in the future.

With your medical reports reflecting your version of events, too, you’ll have a solid case that we can use to argue for the maximum amount of compensation possible for your injuries.

How Can No Win No Fee Solicitors Co Help Me?

No Win No Fee Solicitors Co offers expert legal representation for a range of personal injury claims, and all on a no win no fee basis. That means you’ll have zero upfront costs, so there is no monetary barrier to you seeking compensation following an accident that wasn’t your fault.

You’ll only pay if your claim is successful and you receive compensation. At this point, our pre-agreed percentage of the compensation will be taken as payment for our services and you’ll keep the rest for yourself as compensation for your eye injury.

If you think you have a claim, check for free with us today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Below we’ll answer common questions regarding eye injury compensation claims.

Claiming for an eye injury with No Win No Fee Solicitors Co largely follows the same steps, and your experience will look very similar to the following:

  • free personal injury claim check to see if you’re eligible
  • our no win no fee agreement will be presented to you, explaining what you’ll pay if you do win
  • if you proceed, then we will make the defendant aware of the claim you are pursuing against them
  • they will then be given time to review and dispute the case, or else accept liability for your accident
  • we’ll also gather medical evidence at this stage to support your claim
  • negotiations will then usually begin, discussing the compensation amount both parties would be willing to settle at
  • if no settlement is agreed, the case could then be taken to court to be heard by an independent judge, though few cases ever make it this far

There are a range of eye injuries you can make a claim for, so long as you were injured because of somebody else’s negligence.

The only thing your injury type and severity will be used for is working out the compensation amount you could be eligible for. This will help your personal injury solicitors decide on the compensation bracket they ought to be seeking for your claim. But more on that later.

For now, let’s look at example eye injuries that you could claim for:

  • total blindness
  • loss of sight in one eye with reduced vision in the remaining eye
  • total loss of one eye
  • complete loss of sight in one eye
  • serious but incomplete loss of vision in one eye
  • minor but permanent vision impairment
  • minor eye injuries
  • transient eye injuries

The more serious the injury you suffer, the more your specialist eye injury solicitors will be able to push for when seeking compensation for any personal injury claims you make.

We can’t tell you exactly how much compensation you’ll receive for your eye injury without first considering two key aspects of your compensation claim:

  • your general damages
  • your special damages

We’ll explore both below.

What Are General Damages?

General damages are calculated based on the Judicial College Guidelines (17th edition), which are guidelines created for solicitors and judges to help them determine an appropriate compensation bracket for your injuries.

Within the guidelines, a range of injury types and severities are considered. And how much compensation you’ll receive will be informed by these guidelines.

Below are some examples from the Judicial College Guidelines (17th edition):

  • total blindness: approximately £327,940
  • loss of sight in one eye with reduced vision in the remaining eye: £78,040 to £219,400 depending on the risk of sight to the other eye deteriorating over time
  • total loss of one eye: £66,920 to £80,210
  • complete loss of sight in one eye: £60,130 to £66,920
  • serious but incomplete loss of vision in one eye: £28,900 to £48,040
  • minor but permanent vision impairment: £11,120 to £25,600
  • minor eye injuries: £4,820 to £10,660
  • transient eye injuries: £2,690 to £4,820

What Are Special Damages?

Special damages are a separate compensation calculation that looks at the effect your injuries have had on your life. For example, if you’ve suffered from:

  • financial losses such as unpaid time off work
  • having to pay for repair/replacement costs of any vehicles or items involved
  • having travel expenses to attend hospital/doctor appointments

then you could make a claim for special damages compensation.

You will need to provide evidence of your financial losses in order to receive compensation of this nature.

In any personal injury claim, you only have 3 years from the date of your accident to claim compensation. 

It’s also important to note that if you were under 18 at the time of your injury, your deadline would be your 21st birthday, as you are given 3 years from the time you turn 18. Since you can’t claim under the age of 18 without a litigation friend, the 3-year time limit only applies from your 18th birthday.

In any personal injury claim, you only have 3 years from the date of your accident to claim compensation. 

It’s also important to note that if you were under 18 at the time of your injury, your deadline would be your 21st birthday, as you are given 3 years from the time you turn 18. Since you can’t claim under the age of 18 without a litigation friend, the 3-year time limit only applies from your 18th birthday.

There is no average payout for compensation claims of this nature, as every injury affects the injured person differently.

The best way to find out how much your claim could be worth is by checking with our expert team today – checking is completely free.

Yes – you don’t have to lose your sight entirely to make a claim for an eye injury or sight loss. Even minor injuries can be claimed for, so if you’re partially sighted due to the accident then you can absolutely make a claim.