Around 120,000 people suffer eye injuries in the UK every year. Of this figure, surprisingly around 50% are under the age of 25. Eye injuries can be very painful injuries causing severe discomfort and stress to the sufferer. They range considerably in their seriousness, from causing discomfort to causing permanent blindness. The eye is extremely complex and one of the most sensitive parts of the human body. Hence, it is relatively easy and agonising to injure. If you have suffered from this kind of grievance then you may be able to claim eye injury compensation from an eye injury claims solicitor.
Why not contact us and learn more on how we can help you claim compensation for your eye injury.
If you suffer an injury to the eye then you should seek medical attention immediately. Even if you think that the problem is minor, a professional opinion is crucial when it comes to eyes. Eye injury compensation is available to those whose injury is bad enough to have a negative impact on their life. Playing sport is one of the commonest ways to injure the eye. However, injuries can happen in a variety of situations, be it car accidents, criminal assault injuries or accidents at work. If the injury happened at work then it is quite possible to make eye injury claims. Employers have a legal liability to protect employees and this includes protection for their eyes. Goggles should be provided in any situation where eye damage is possible. If they are not then you may be entitled to eye injury compensation through an eye injury claims solicitor.
Below is a list of some of the most common eye injury symptoms and causes:
- Foreign bodies in the eye
- Impact injury to the face/eye
- Chemical eye burns
- Light induced eye injuries
Foreign bodies – Having an object stuck in your eye can cause symptoms such as blurred/poor vision and pain. Having small high speed objects enter the eye is a common eye injury and can happen in a variety of situations, for example small pieces of glass in a car crash.
Impact injury – An impact injury to the eye happens when it hits or is hit by something solid. This could be during an assault attack or by hitting the floor or an object after a slip and fall. Impact injury can cause physical injury and loss of sight. Eye injury compensation may be appropriate in such cases.
Chemical burns – Getting harmful chemicals in the eye can cause serious eye injuries. Symptoms include swelling, redness and burning pain. This is a common work accident and an eye injury claims solicitor can offer advice in these cases.
Light induced – Light can cause injuries to the eyes, whether this is from bright light – for example from welding or explosions – or from ultra-violet light – for example by wearing defective goggles on a sun bed. Symptoms include pain and heightened sensitivity to light.
This list is by no means exhaustive as eye injuries can have many different effects and symptoms. If you have suffered an injury to the eye then please call for our free expert advice. We are skilled professionals who have handled many eye injury claims and loss of sight claims like yours, providing victims with compensation to help them through their condition. At Ashley Ainsworth we operate on a strict no win no fee basis ensuring that you can make your claim without the worry of financial risk.
Eye injury compensation
At Ashley Ainsworth we have vast experience in dealing with eye injury claims. Call 08000 93 33 93 orcontact us now and see what we can do for you. We can provide you with a top UK eye injury claims solicitor who specialises in the field. They have helped many people before and know exactly the best course of action to get you the eye injury compensation package you are entitled too.