It is estimated over 170,000 people in Scotland live with sight loss. An injury to one or both eyes which results in permanent or temporary loss of vision can have far-reaching consequences for you and your loved ones.
Sight loss can hinder your ability to secure employment and live a normal life. If your eye injury was sustained through no fault of your own, you have the right to claim compensation to get your life back on track as best as possible. As well as providing financial security from the potential impact of sight loss on your capability to work, compensation will support you and your family with specialist care and support as you adjust to the ramifications of the eye injury. A few examples of where loss of sight can occur are:
- Industrial or workplace accidents
- Road traffic collisions
- Faulty products
- Medical negligence
- Beauty treatments
- Historic or physical abuse
If you or a relative has become blind temporarily or permanently because of an accident you were not responsible for, take steps to help move on with your life following the eye injury.