Serious Injuries

Eye injury compensation claims

Losing your sight can be devastating. If you've suffered an eye injury that was the result of someone else's negligence, you should talk to a specialist lawyer as soon as possible. Slater and Gordon is one of the UK's leading eye injury and loss of sight claims legal firms.

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Slater and Gordon is one of Britain's leading law firms for personal injury compensation, dedicated to supporting clients through even the most life-changing injuries. Call us now on freephone 0800 780 2730 or tell us about your eye injury and we will call you.

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We know how hard it is to live with an eye injury

As specialist personal injury solicitors, we understand the enormous challenges people face when they suffer a serious eye injury, especially when it results in significant sight loss or blindness. We know that every eye injury is serious, and it can affect not just the injured person, but every member of their family. That's why, in addition to seeking appropriate financial compensation for our clients, we understand the importance of seeking interim payments at the earliest opportunity, to help you all cope with the life changes that an eye injury can bring.

How much can I claim for an eye injury?

As you might expect, the amount of compensation for an eye injury depends on the seriousness of the injury and on the prognosis for any future improvement. The calculation for financial compensation also has to take into account factors like loss of earnings, loss of amenity, and the cost of ongoing treatment, rehabilitation and support. However, substantial compensation to help you adapt to sight loss and live life to the fullest extent can run into millions of pounds, particularly if you or a loved one have lost their sight as a result of someone else's negligence.

What help is available after an eye injury?

Financial compensation for eye injuries and sight loss isn't simply for the pain and suffering you've had to endure. It can also help to pay for medical treatment such as laser eye surgery, prosthetics, specialist medical care, assistance dogs and even adaptations to a property or the purchase of a new property where required. That's why it is important to talk to a legal firm that understands all of the ramifications of an eye injury or loss of sight as soon as possible.

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Who might be to blame for an eye injury?

Sadly, accidents happen, and eye injuries can occur where no one is to blame. However, on many occasions they happen in the workplace due to a lack of safety precautions, such as:

So if you think that your eye injury - or that of a relative - has been caused by someone else's negligence, either in the workplace or somewhere else, it's worth talking to one of our specialist eye injury lawyers to find out whether it's possible to claim compensation.

What sort of eye injuries can I claim for?

Any serious injury that's been caused by someone else's negligence has the potential to give rise to a compensation claim. Eyes are such delicate and essential organs, almost any damage is serious, whether it's caused by an object piercing the eye, scratches to the surface, or sometimes even damage caused by a severe blow to the head. However, these are the eye injuries that we most commonly seek compensation for:

  • Full or partial blindness
  • Deterioration due to environmental factors
  • Damage to the cornea
  • Loss of an eye
  • Detached retina

However an eye injury has occurred, and whatever the degree of harm that has occurred, if someone else's negligence has been involved, you should talk to a specialist claims solicitor as soon as possible.

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Case studies

Machinist Awarded £175,000 Damages for Serious Arm Injury

A personal injury compensation claim award was agreed after a machinist suffered significant injuries to his left arm in an accident at work.

Serious Eye Injury Claim Settled for over £20,000

Slater and Gordon Personal Injury Lawyer Michael Hardacre settled over £20,000 compensation for his client who sustained a serious eye injury when doing household chores.

£7 Million Settlement For Traumatic Spinal Injury

A settlement of £7 million was awarded to a woman who suffered a life-changing spinal cord injury following a road traffic accident.