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Injuries that impact the senses can be distressing and painful to work through. Whether you have suffered an eye injuries at work or suffered injury due to medical negligence or other cause, you do have the right to seek eye injury compensation.
Eye injuries can cause long-term damage to the individual who has suffered, affecting the ability to work, to perform daily tasks and to live the same standard as of life as they previously did.
At Hampson Hughes we understand that every single case and person is different to the next. One person may be seeking fractured eye socket compensation after an accident in the workplace, where another person is asking ‘how much is the compensation for an eye injury?’ after suffering medical negligence during treatment. Our friendly team of professional eye injury lawyers are here to listen to your story. We can help you to recover eye injury compensation that can make a real difference to your life moving forward.
There are a few different scenarios where eye injuries can occur, and we have split these into areas below so you understand who you can make eye injury claims against, should you have suffered injury such as blindness, temporary sight loss, and permanent eye disfigurement.
Accident at Work – If you are injured in the workplace you can claim work injury compensation from your employer. If they have failed to maintain safe systems of working practice, safe machinery and equipment, failed to provide adequate facilities for training, supervision and workplace instruction leading you an accident that has caused your injury, you are may be entitled to claim.
Car Accident – If you have been involved in an accident on the road that was not your fault you could be entitled to claim road traffic accident compensation. You can claim eye injury compensation from the owners of the other driver or vehicle, if they were partially or fully at fault for the accident that caused your eye injuries.
Injury on Someone Else’s Property – The owners of property (whether public or private) have a duty of care to protect people entering their land from injury or illness. This can be preventing slippage on flooring, or debris from a building site or other hazards that are not well signposted or warned.
Medical Negligence – If a misdiagnosis, delayed treatment or a negligent medical procedure has led to problems with your sight or injury to the eyes you can claim compensation. This will be against either the NHS Resolution or the insurers linked to a private medical institution, depending on where you were treated.
With most personal injury compensation the claim has to be submitted within three years of the incident taking place, or three years since you discovered the injuries linked to the incident (whichever date is later). For children under the age of 18, the date is three years from their 18th birthday.
We are happy to discuss a ‘No Win, No Fee’ Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) with you regarding your eye injury compensation claim and we can also discuss other relevant insurance policies and funding avenues that will help you cover your legal costs. If your claim is unsuccessful you will not have to pay a penny. Contact us today to discuss our No Win, No Fee funding options that are available for any eye injury compensation claims.
There are a few things that we can advise you on as your eye injury lawyer. One of those is the amount of eye injury compensation you are entitled to. This figure will vary from case to case as medical negligence leading to blindness is a very different case to a fractured eye socket compensation case for instance. The variables that help to decide the figure include:
Your eye injury claim will be investigated thoroughly by our team, and there are several things that you can claim as part of your compensation and expenses. These include:
General Damages – compensation for pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused as a result of medical negligence
Medical Expenses – covering the cost of specialist care, future rehabilitation costs and private healthcare –
Financial Losses – such as past and future loss of earnings
Travel Expenses – including all transportation between hospital and home, and the birth injury solicitors office and home
We will be able to advice you on the amount of eye injury compensation you can expect to claim should you be successful. The following is a general guide to the levels of personal injury compensation awarded as successful eye injury claims:
|Injury Type||Compensation Amount|
|Total Blindness||In the region of £214,210-£235,630|
|Loss of Sight in One Eye with Reduced Vision in the Remaining Eye||£50,970 to £157,600|
|Total Loss of One Eye||£43,710 to £57,590|
|Complete Loss of Sight in One Eye||£7,270 to £48,080|
|Minor Eye Injuries||£3,150 to £7,650|
|Transient Eye Injuries||£1,760 to £3,460|
At Hampson Hughes we understand your pain and suffering. Eye injuries are never pleasant, and in the worst cases you may have lost your eyesight permanently, or suffered injury and illness that has seriously affected your ability to perform day-to-day chores, to drive or to work. We are in a position to offer expert advice and guidance relating to all aspects of eye injury compensation. Whether you have suffered an eye injuries at work, or as a result of medical negligence, our friendly team is here to help. For more information you can contact us via email at email@example.com or by picking up the phone and dialling 0151 236 1222. We look forward to offering you our professional assistance.
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Each case will have its own individual elements to consider, but the general process for pursuing a compensation claim with Hampson Hughes involves the following steps.
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Should no settlement be reached, your claim will proceed to court with a view to obtaining a favourable settlement.
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