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Sight Loss Claims
If you or a loved one have lost your sight due to an accident that was somebody else’s fault, or as a result of medical negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. At JMW, we understand the impact that losing your sight can have on your life and will be by your side, providing help and support to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
Loss of sight can impact a person dramatically and will most often result in huge upheavals and changes in a person’s day-to-day life, with every element - including working life and home and social life - being affected. It is undoubtedly a physical and emotionally draining time, requiring a great deal of adjustment. On top of that, the injured person’s finances may be dramatically affected.
Compensation for sight loss will enable you and your family to adapt more easily to the changes you need to make after the accident, allowing you to live a better life with the help of medical assistance, equipment and specialist care that you may not have otherwise had access to. Compensation can also help you to plan for the impact on your ability to perform your job that your sight loss has had, and secure adequate recompense for the steps you may have had to take to work, as well as supporting you if you’ve been precluded from working entirely as a result of your injury.
When a serious injury was someone else’s fault, it is important to ease your financial burden as this will allow you to focus on your recovery. A compensation claim may also assist you to find out why there was a failure in health and safety that resulted in your sight loss.
There are a number of ways that you could suffer temporary or permanent sight loss, either through disease or injury. Previous instances of eye injuries that we have experience with include:
- Medical negligence
- Exposure to harmful chemicals
- Workplace accidents
- Foreign objects, such as grit or particles, getting lodged in the eye or piercing the membrane
If you’ve been involved in any of these situations, either while undergoing medical treatment or at work or in public, you will be entitled to compensation, which will help you to move on with your life post-accident.
We understand the physical and emotional trauma caused by serious injuries, and have worked closely with victims who have lost their sight. We are familiar with many forms of temporary and permanent sight loss and the myriad of impacts they can have. When we help you to claim compensation, we take into consideration the impact your injuries will have on your whole life, your family and your future, ensuring you have everything you need to get you into a position that is as close as possible to that you were in before the accident.