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Loss of Sight Compensation

There are about two million people in the UK who are affected by vision impairment issues, including partial sightedness and blindness. Vision issues are often genetic but a loss of sight can be caused by an accident – whether this is at work or during day-to-day life. No matter the specific scenario in which you were injured, if the accident wasn’t your fault you deserve to be compensated.

With over twenty-five years of experience, First Personal Injury can help you get the compensation you deserve. You can call us on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online where we will assess your right to claim.

Possible Sight Loss Causes

There are many different possible scenarios in which someone might suffer sight loss. While the examples below are some possible common causes, these examples are not extensive. Even if the accident in which you suffered sight loss is not mentioned below, we may still be able to help you. Please feel free to contact First Personal Injury where we can help you assess whether you are entitled to compensation.

Medical Negligence

While most people who visit their local GP or doctor receive excellent care and advice, misinformation can occasionally result in serious consequences. Being treated with the wrong medication, complications during birth or misdiagnosis leading to a lack of proper treatment can all cause sight loss. Also, if you experience complications during any type of eye surgery, this could possibly lead to sight loss. If any of these scenarios were caused by negligence on the part of a medical professional, you may be entitled to compensation.

Head Trauma

Car crashes or falling from a ladder could possibly cause a head injury severe enough to impact upon your sight. If you suffer a head injury that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to compensation. The extent of the head injury, as well as the resulting sight loss, will need to be assessed to understand what the extent of the compensation should be.

Work Injury

Employees who work with machinery or chemicals are the most likely to suffer a loss of sight while performing their job. For example, those who work with machinery might experience sight loss due to grit falling in their eyes and those who work with chemicals might be accidentally exposed to them, causing burns or sight loss. Your employer should take precautions to lessen your risk of sight loss by providing you with protective goggles as well as taking any other safety measures. If your accident at work was a result of your employer’s negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Claiming For Loss of Sight Compensation

The amount of compensation you will be awarded is determined by a multitude of different areas. The seriousness of your injury is the main area that will be assessed. However, if you have been unable to work or have had to take time off work, you may also be compensated for loss of earnings. If you have incurred any travel costs or other expenses as a result of your injury, you could claim the money for this back through compensation as well.

While each injury is assessed on an individual basis, there are some general compensation amounts that are suggested for certain severities in sight loss. For example, if you have suffered total blindness due to an accident, the compensation could roughly amount to £229,260. On the other hand, a fairly minor injury to one eye might result in compensation of between £7000-£18,000.

Making Personal Injury Claims

If you have suffered a personal injury, you may be entitled to receive compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and help win any compensation that you deserve.

At First Personal Injury, our lawyers work with both families and individuals across England and Wales. Leading them on their legal journey, our team help them claim compensation after an accident or injury. Contact our specialist team to begin the process, either by phone on 0800 808 9740 or through our online form.

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