Eye Injury Compensation Claims
If you’ve suffered from loss of vision as a result of an accident that wasn’t your fault, we can help you make a claim for eye injury compensation.
Loss of sight, or blindness, is a life-changing and devastating injury which has a serious impact on you and your family’s life. We want to make sure you have the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
Whether you’ve suffered a complete loss of sight, or a partial loss, you’ll need help from a range of professionals during your recovery process that compensation will help you to cover.
We can help with the different costs related to eye claims, from loss of earnings to laser eye surgery compensation, and have the experience needed to help you bring a successful eye injury claim.
Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen?
Our solicitors have years of experience in dealing with the problems encountered by loss of sight. We are best placed to liaise with the opponent, with respect to arranging an early rehabilitation and care package and securing an interim payment, to help you to cope with the immediate aftermath of the accident and the impact your loss of sight has had on your day to day life.
At Hodge Jones & Allen, we can operate on a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement. This means that you won’t have to pay our fees up front. After the Event Insurance (ATE) will cover you for any adverse costs, in the event your claim is unsuccessful. This type of insurance policy will step in to protect you against your opponent’s costs and our disbursements required for the case, in the event you lose your claim.
Alternatively, you may have Legal Expenses Insurance (LEI) attached to your insurance policy with your motor, home or travel insurance which you can use to fund an eye injury compensation claim.
"THROUGHOUT MY DEALINGS WITH YOU, I HAVE FOUND YOU TO BE APPROACHABLE, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND TIMELY, WHICH IN TURN LED TO A VERY SATISFACTORY CONCLUSION TO MY CLAIM."
How do I make an eye injury compensation claim?
There is no doubt that an eye injury will have a long-term effect on you and your family. At Hodge Jones & Allen, we will arrange a free consultation to discuss what happened and assess the best way to help you. We will investigate the accident or negligence and help you make a claim and obtain the compensation you deserve. Our eye injury lawyers have years of experience in helping people make successful claims for damage to their vision.
What can I claim for?
Loss of sight can be caused by a variety of factors and accidents. In the majority of cases it is the extent of the injury, rather than the circumstances of the accident, that determines the amount of compensation that can possibly be claimed for.
Personal injury compensation is assessed by two types of compensation:
- General damages is compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you have suffered as a result of the accident and/or negligence. We will collate the medical and supporting evidence to prove this part of your claim.
- Special damages is the compensation for the past and future financial losses such as loss of earnings, travel expenses, medical expenses and care and assistance you require as a result of the impact on your sight.
"I WOULD HAVE NO HESITATION IN RECOMMENDING YOU TO ANYONE WHO NEEDS LEGAL ADVICE. ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH."
Our client works for a large supermarket chain as a maintenance technician. He was instructed to clear a yard of rubbish into a skip. As he was dismantling a wooden crate with a crowbar it ricocheted towards his face and hit him with force in the forehead and eye. A risk assessment had been carried out but it was not noted that goggles were required, so our client was not wearing eye protection – he sustained a major eye injury.
The eye was crushed into 4 pieces, and although his eye was saved he has lost complete sight in his eye. He also suffered severe headaches, flashbacks and depression following the incident.