Eye Injury Claims
What Are Eye Injury Claims?
Eye injury claims enable you to recover compensation when you have damaged your eye in an accident for which somebody else was primarily to blame. Irrespective of how your injury was sustained, by making a successful claim for an eye injury you will be compensated for the pain you experienced at the time of your accident, the effect that the eye injury has had on your quality of life and any financial consequences of temporarily or permanently losing your sight.
Making Eye Injury Claims for Compensation
Eye injury claims have to show that an eye injury has been sustained and that the injury was due to a third party´s lack of care. Determining that you have sustained a damaged eye or lost your sense of sight can be proven by your medical records, but establishing that a third party caused your eye injury through their negligent actions – or lack of actions – can often be more difficult.
Police reports or accident reports may need to be compiled and evidence gathered in support of your eye injury claim. At a time when you may be in a considerable amount of pain from your eye injury, collecting evidence of negligence may not be something which is easy for you to do and should not be made a priority ahead of recovering from eye injury.
Therefore, it is in your best interests to discuss making eye injury claims for compensation with a lawyer as soon as practically possible. A lawyer will assess your claim for an eye injury, assist you where necessary to collect evidence in support of your eye injury claim and advise you whether you have a claim for eye injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.
How Much Can I Claim for an Eye Injury?
How much compensation for an eye injury you will be entitled to receive will depend on your own personal circumstances. A lawyer will calculate the value of your eye injury claim by considering the extent and permanence of your eye injury in relation to your age, sex and general state of health prior to the accident which was responsible for damaging your eye.
As mentioned above, the effect that an eye injury makes to your quality of life will also be taken into account along with your lack of ability to perform day-to-day tasks while still suffering from an eye injury. Any quantifiable psychological consequences of your eye injury accident – for example any confidence issues you may suffer due to the nature of your accident – will also be integrated into your eye injury claim.
You are also entitled to recover any financial costs which are directly attributable to your injured eye when making a claim for eye injury compensation. These can range from expenses incurred seeking medical attention for your injured eye to additional transport costs because you are unable to drive while unable to see clearly. Any loss of income can also be recovered in a claim for eye injury compensation including overtime and pension contributions.
How Expensive are Eye Injury Claims for Compensation?
Provided your lawyer considers that there is a strong likelihood of your claim for eye injury compensation being successful, he or she will usually be prepared to represent you in your eye injury claim on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. This usually means that should you lose your eye injury claim you will not owe your lawyer for their legal fees and, if you win your eye injury claim, you will receive 100 percent of your compensation settlement.
However, not all lawyers offer “No Win, No Fee” eye injury claims on the same basis, and it may be necessary for you to take out an insurance policy to protect yourself from potential financial exposure should your claim for eye injury compensation be unsuccessful. Your lawyer should explain the exact terms and conditions to you prior to accepting your eye injury compensation claim.
Get Swift Legal Advice about Eye Injury Claims
It is in your best interests to seek professional legal advice about eye injury claims at the first practical opportunity. No two claims for eye injury compensation are the same – even when the nature of the eye injury is the same – and to delay speaking with a lawyer about your individual circumstances could handicap the collection of evidence in support of your eye injury claim and how much compensation for an eye injury you receive.
Consequently, we invite you to call our freephone lawyers Advice Bureau and discuss the circumstances of your eye injury with an experienced lawyer. There is no charge for this service and you will not be placed under any pressure to proceed with a claim for eye injury compensation. Our lawyers will be able to provide the answers to any questions you may have about making an eye injury claim and help you to decide whether you have a claim for eye injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue.