Temporary or permanent loss of vision as a result of an unexpected incident is incredibly difficult to deal with.
That’s why our experienced solicitors are on hand to help you get the loss of sight support and compensation you need. If you or a loved one has suffered from loss of sight from an injury, call us on 0800 056 4110 or
contact us online to arrange a free initial consultation about your claim. Who Can Claim For Loss of Sight Compensation?
There are many scenarios that can lead to loss of sight compensation claims. Some of the most common ways that eye injuries can occur include:
Road traffic collisions, involving direct trauma to the eye or blows to the head
Workplace injuries, where there has been exposure to chemicals, material or other hazards
Falls, trips or slips in public spaces, involving blows to the head
Fires and explosions
If you’ve suffered from loss of sight from one of these scenarios or similar, we can help you get the compensation you need. Whether you’ve lost your independence or ability to provide practical support at home or at work, we know how important compensation can be. The money you receive as compensation could be used to help you to:
Learn to read braille
Identify, implement and learn to use alterations and adaptions in the home and/or work environment
Replace lost income if you’re unable to work or continue in the same job after your injury
Learn to use new aids and equipment to support independence outside of the home
Access professional support for tasks around the house
Access community and other practical support
Gain access to transport
Support the additional costs and practicalities of holidays
If appropriate, support retraining in alternative careers and/or accessing other vocational activities
Access to psychological support to assist the adjustment to injuries.
Please don’t hesitate to call us on 0800 056 4110 or
contact us online if you’d like to discuss your claim for loss of sight compensation. What Are The Time Limits For Making A Loss Of Sight Compensation Claim?
Suffering from loss of sight can be extremely difficult, but it’s a good idea to get your claim started as soon as you can. The usual time limit for starting court proceedings following a serious injury claim is by the third anniversary of the accident date.
It’s probably not the first thing on your mind, but compensation can be an important part of regaining your independence. One of our specialist solicitors can take you through all the initial questions you might have about time limits and getting your case off the ground.
How Long Will It Take to Claim Compensation For Loss Of Sight?
There’s no way to tell how long a claim for loss of sight compensation will take, because every case is different.
The impact the injury has had (and will have in future) is unique to you. If you need operations, treatment or rehabilitation, for instance, your case might take a number of years to settle. That’s because we need to understand the full impact on your life to get you the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Another thing that may affect the length of your case is how long it takes the other side to accept responsibility for your injuries. If the other side doesn’t accept responsibility and your case has to go to court, your claim will likely take longer to conclude. Most cases, however, are settled out of the courts and we’ll aim to get you all the help you need in the meantime, including interim payments, support and rehabilitation.
How Much Compensation Will You Receive?
We know that no amount of compensation will change the injuries you’ve sustained, but it can help you deal with the effects of it. The final amounts vary from case to case, taking into account:
The severity of the damage
Any loss of earnings
The effects on you and your loved ones
Whether or not you’ll need ongoing treatment.
When an accident is more serious and results in blindness, the settlement can be much higher. This is because the physical, psychological and financial damage can be greater and longer-lasting. If you’re unable to work, we can help you secure any earnings you would’ve received up until retirement age.
In some cases, you may need financial help to pay for treatment or travel expenses after your injury. We may be able to get what are called interim compensation payments to help here. These are paid before your final settlement and are deducted from the final compensation amount.
Can You Make A No Win No Fee Claim For Loss Of Sight?
Most of the claims we handle are funded using a No Win No Fee agreement. This means you’ll pay nothing upfront and, if your case is unsuccessful, you’ll pay nothing at all*.
Why Choose Us?
We’re one of the leading and most trusted firms of personal injury solicitors in the UK. We make thousands of claims on behalf of our clients every year.
Our friendly and professional lawyers always take the time to get to know you and understand your case. We’ll do everything we can to get you the compensation and support you deserve. With the expert knowledge required to see your case through to the end, we’re here for you.
We know the effects of an injury can be far-reaching, so our wider team advises on financial issues, state benefits and many other matters. Our Support and Rehabilitation Coordinators, who are clinical specialists, are also here to aid your recovery by connecting you with the help you need. We understand the difference medical care and rehabilitation can make, so we take the time to fully understand your situation. This allows us to identify the services and support you’ll need to get back on with your life in the best way possible.
With lawyers, coordinators and connections with local care providers all over the country, we’re here to help you at every step.
Can We Take Over From Your Current Solicitor?
If you’ve already got a claim for compensation underway with another firm, you can still switch to Irwin Mitchell. We often take on cases from other solicitors who perhaps don’t have the specialist knowledge required to progress with loss of sight claims.
Our initial consultation is free, so we’ll be able to discuss your circumstances and how we might handle your case differently. Our ultimate aim is to get you the compensation you deserve, which might mean switching is the best route for you.
If you think you might have a claim for loss of sight for you or your loved one, please call us on 0800 056 4110 or
contact us online to get started. One of our friendly team will be happy to help.
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