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Eye Injury Compensation
If you have injured your eye in an accident that was not your fault then you could be entitled to bring a claim for compensation. Your claim should be brought with the assistance of a personal injury Wakefield solicitor who will be able to assess the merits and de-merits of your case and give you an idea as to the amount of compensation that could be awarded to you.
Any Compensation will usually be paid out by the party responsible for the injury. For example, employers have a duty of care towards the health and safety of their employees which means that they have to provide adequate equipment such as protective goggles. If the employer fails to provide protective goggles and this results in an employee injuring his or her eye then they could bring a claim for compensation, which will be paid for by the employer’s insurance company.
Forms of Eye Injury
Eye injuries can come in many forms, the most serious being of course either partial or complete blindness. As the eyes are generally open to the elements they can become injured quite easily from fragments of glass following a car accident to dust, sand, gases and chemicals from industrial workplaces.
Compensation will be awarded for both pain and suffering and consequential loss. Compensation for pain and suffering will be awarded in accordance with government guidelines and previously decided cases. Consequential loss includes any loss that has flowed as a direct result of the accident from medical bills and travel expenses to alternations to the home and loss of income.
Make a Claim for an Eye Injury
It is important that you obtain all the relevant information following your injury so that this can be provided to your personal injury Wakefield solicitor to help establish both your loss and liability. This will usually include the details of any witnesses, receipts of expenses, insurance papers and medical reports.
You should speak to a personal injury Wakefield solicitor as soon as possible following any eye injury compensation claim. This is because personal injury claims have to be made within three years of the date of the accident and in the case of children within three years of the child’s 18th birthday.
We are experts in all forms of body specific injury claims. If you have been hurt in an accident and would like to learn more about claiming personal injury compensation then select the area of your body that has been affected and then call us to discuss your case.