Beardsells Personal Injury Solicitors have been dealing with eye injury claims since 1984, winning maximum eye injury compensation amounts for clients who have been involved in unfortunate accidents.
Have You Suffered from an Eye Injury?
If you’ve been unfortunate enough to suffer from an eye injury, it is important that you seek the advice of a medical professional immediately. Eye injuries can be extremely serious and lead to numerous complications.
In this article, we are going to explain the different kinds of eye injuries and the amount of compensation you should be entitled to receive, assuming the accident that caused your injury was the fault of a third party.
First, we will discuss the different areas of the eye that are prone to injury.
The cornea, iris and pupil – These sections of the eye are based at the front and work together to control the light that goes through and into the lens.
The lens – The lens then takes the light that’s passing through and focuses it onto your retina at the back of your eye. Muscles inside the eye control the shape and size of the lens, which adjusts how the incoming light is focused.
The retina – The retina is a photosensitive nerve at the back of your eye – in other words, the nerve reacts to the light reaching it by creating electrical impulses, which are then carried to the optical nerve and into the brain.
The optical nerve – The optical nerve runs from the back of the eye into to the brain, allowing the electrical impulses produced by the retina to pass along the optical nerve to the part of your brain responsible for sight. The impulses are then converted to images in your brain.
So, how are eye injury compensation amounts determined?
Eye injury compensation amounts vary upon on two main areas – pain & suffering and your financial losses.
Your personal injury solicitor will research previous eye injury compensation cases that have led to settlement amounts decided by the courts to see how much the law will allow you to claim for your eye injury.
The specific amount will be determined by things like ongoing symptoms, pain and recovery time, as well as how much it has effected your ability to enjoy life in general.
Your financial losses cover things like time off work, paid care, professional medical bills, transport and so on. You will want to keep receipts for things like this. You will also be compensated for future loss of income.
Examples of Compensation Amounts for Eye Injuries
The following examples of eye injury compensation amounts are rough estimates and will not be the exact amount you will receive for your eye injury.
Minor eye injuries – If you suffer from symptoms lasting for just a few weeks and no longer than a few months, with no permanent symptoms, you should expect a compensation payout of between £1,600 – £3,000.
Minor injuries with painful symptoms – Injuries from forced impact to the front of your eye, with symptoms which pass, will most likely lead to a claim settlement of between £3,000 – £6,500.
Serious damage to the vision in one eye – If your vision is badly affected in one of your eyes permanently, you can expect a compensation amount between £6,500 – £30,000.
Blindness in one eye – If your injury has left you blind in one eye, you could be entitled to claim up to £40,000.
Blindness in both eyes – If you’ve been unfortunate enough to have been left blind in both of your eyes, you could expect to receive up to £200,000.
If you’d like to make a claim for eye injury compensation, get in touch with Beardsells now by calling 0800 677 1911 or Start Your Claim Now using the form on the right hand side.
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