Loss of Sight Compensation

Loss of sight, or blindness, is a life-changing and devastating injury, with around 2 million people in the UK living with some degree of sight loss. Injuries that affect the senses can be the most distressing, from the most severe injuries causing loss of sight and hearing to impairment of vision and partial hearing loss. The overall impact on your life can be devastating.

The loss of sight may be partial or it may be total. Either way, you will need assistance from a range of professionals during your recovery process. Contact the team for Free consultation

The circumstances of the accident can also have a bearing on the claims process and whether it is successful or not. These accidents can include:

  • Head injuries
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Falls from height
  • Criminal assault and injuries
  • Work accidents
  • Burns, scalding and scarring injuries
  • Chemical substances in the eye
  • Medical negligence
  • Defective products

How do I claim?

There is no doubt that such a devastating accident will have a long-term effect on you and your family. At Hodge Jones & Allen we will arrange a free consultation to discuss what has 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.

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.

Time limit in loss of sight claims

A claim for an eye injury must be brought (submitted to the court) within three years of the date you suffered an injury or three years of you being aware that you have suffered an injury. There is an exception for children under the age of 18 years who have until they reach their 21st birthday to submit their claim to court.

Why 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 enable 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 a claim.

It will take time but that time is well spent as you only get one chance of a financial claim for compensation, so you want to make sure you have the best advice. Get in touch

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