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Sight Loss Compensation Claims
If you or a loved one have suffered an eye injury or sight loss because of another person’s mistake or negligence, our solicitors can help you to make a claim for compensation.
Vision loss can have a devastating impact on an individual’s quality of life as it can restrict what they can do or where they can go. By claiming compensation, you can ensure that you are financially supported during your recovery.
How JMW Can Help You Make a Claim
The team has helped hundreds of people who have suffered from eye injuries and sight loss through no fault of their own. We work with a network of investigators and experts to help ensure you have a strong case and will receive the maximum amount of compensation for the pain and suffering caused.
Your solicitor will handle your sight loss claim from the initial consultation through to financial settlement. We will work to ensure you receive financial support, including interim payments, as well as provide advice, coordinate treatment and rehabilitation that may not be available on the NHS, and provide access to providers and therapists.
We strive to deliver unparalleled and excellent service, delivering the best results possible.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim for Sight Loss?
The compensation awarded for eye injuries and loss of sight will vary depending on the type of injury you have sustained and its severity. Settlements will also take into account other factors, such as the pain and suffering you have experienced and the wider impact the accident has had on your lifestyle, finances and career.
Below we have outlined some estimations of the amount of compensation you could receive for an eye injury or loss of vision. These are based on the Judicial College Injury Tables and should only be taken as guidance. For a more accurate calculation of how much your claim is worth, based on the specifics of your case, contact our team today. We can give you a precise estimate that takes into account all of the details about your injury and circumstances.
|Total blindness||£214,210 - £214,250|
|Loss of sight in one eye with reduced vision in the other eye||£50,970 - £84,510|
|Complete loss of vision in one eye||£39,270 - £43,710|
|Serious loss of vision||£18,880 - £31,320|
How Can Compensation Help?
Making a sight loss claim following a no-fault accident will give you the chance to significantly improve your quality of life. The compensation secured will cover any incurred costs, making necessary changes to your life and allowing a focus on recovery. The compensation you receive can be used for the following:
- Ongoing medical treatment and surgery costs
- Full or part-time care
- Access to medical treatment not available on the NHS
- Specialist equipment required for daily living
- Transport and travel arrangement required as a result of an injury
- Loss of earnings
- Special education needs
Common Causes of Vision Loss
Serious eye injuries or blindness can be caused by a number of incidents, no matter how your sight loss was caused, we can help you to get the compensation you deserve. Common causes that can result in damage to the eye or loss of sight, include:
- Flying debris, grit and other particles
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Burning or scalding, which can also cause severe pain and scarring
- Head injuries during a road traffic accident, fall from height or due to falling objects
- Exposure to intense light without appropriate protective eyewear
- A blow to the eye during a physical fight or criminal assault
- As sharp object penetrating the eye
FAQs About Sight Loss Compensation Claims
Is there a time limit to make an eye injury claim?
There is a three-year statute of limitations for most personal injury cases. It means that you need to file a claim within three years from the time you lost your sight, or from the time your condition was linked to an injury or an accident. This might seem like a lot of time to get everything together; however, it is important that you speak with a solicitor as soon as possible to get your case underway.
How is liability determined for a loss of sight claim?
Determining who is legally responsible for your vision loss or injury depends on the nature of the accident and the law surrounding it. Your solicitor will work to determine the following:
- Who owed you a duty of care
- What did those responsible do or fail to do resulting in your injury
- Whether the actions of the responsible caused your injury
Can I make a claim for an accident at work?
If your eye injury or sight loss was related to an accident at work, a claim will be brought against your employer because they have failed in their duty of care to keep you from harm while working. However, this does not mean you will directly sue your boss as they are required to have an insurance policy in place to cover workplace accidents.