Loss of Sight & Eye Injury Claims — Scotland

If you or a loved one has suffered an eye injury and it is due to someone else’s negligence, there is a high chance you qualify to make eye injury claims for compensation.

Simple and Straightforward

"I was nervous and unsure of the idea of getting into a complicated legal situation, but that turned out to be simple and straightforward. I was very impressed with the claim amount they managed to secure for me - more than what was anticipated!"

L Paterson, Personal Injury Claim

The Short of It

  • You may be able to make a sight loss or eye injury claim

    if you have become blind temporarily or permanently because of an accident you were not responsible for.

  • If your accident occurred within the last 3 years,

    we can help you to claim for eye injury compensation.  

  • You could be entitled to up to £150,000

    in an eye injury compensation claim.

  • Everything we do at Watermans

    is about getting you the resolution you need and providing straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of It

    Eye and loss of sight injuries

    Eye and loss of sight injury claims

    It is estimated that 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, eye injury compensation claims can also help you and your family with specialist care costs, medical treatment, and support as you adjust to the ramifications of the traumatic eye injury.

    A few examples of where loss of sight can occur are:

    Common Eye Injury Claims

    Eye injuries can have a profound impact on a person’s life, causing pain, discomfort, and even permanent vision loss. At Watermans, we understand the challenges faced by those who have suffered an eye injury due to someone else’s negligence. Our experienced eye injury solicitors in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee are here to help you navigate the legal process and secure the compensation you deserve.

    Some of the most common types of eye injury claims our loss of vision solicitors can handle include:

    • Foreign bodies – Accidents involving foreign bodies, such as dust, debris, or small glass particles, can cause significant damage to the eye, leading to impaired vision or even complete blindness.
    • Traumatic eye injuries – Blunt force trauma to the eye socket can result in reduced vision, double vision, or lost vision. These injuries may be caused by a road traffic accident, assault, or sports-related incidents.
    • Penetrating injuries When sharp objects, such as broken glass or metal fragments, penetrate the eye, the consequences can be severe. A penetrating eye injury can cause a detached retina and, in some cases, total blindness.
    • Chemical burns – Exposure to harmful chemicals, whether in the workplace or at home, can lead to serious eye injuries. Chemical burns can cause permanent damage to the eye’s surface and internal structures.
    • Loss of sight in one eye – Loss of sight in one eye can occur due to severe trauma, penetrating injuries, or untreated infections. We have extensive experience handling loss of eyesight compensation claims and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injury.

    Even if your eye injury doesn’t fall into one of these common categories, our experienced solicitors are still here to help. Our goal is to make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible, so you can focus on what matters most — your health and recovery.

    Making a Claim

    Who Qualifies for an Eye Injury Compensation Claim?

    As a basic rule, you will be eligible to make a loss of sight claim if you sustained eye injuries:

    • within the last three years, and;
    • another person was to blame, and;
    • that person owed you a duty of care

    If you or a relative has become blind, either temporarily or permanently, because of an accident caused that you were not fully or partly responsible for, talk to one of our loss of sight compensation claim lawyers today to see how we can help.

    As personal injury solicitors, we frequently meet clients who tell us that they were worried about approaching us to see if they had a claim, so we understand it can be daunting. If you’ve been injured in an accident in Scotland within the last three years that wasn’t your fault, then you should seek advice. Plus, with our no-win, no-fee policy, you won’t need to worry about solicitor fees because if we don’t win, you don’t pay.

    There’s no need to suffer in silence. We’re here to help you get your life back on track and support you in every step along the way. Speak with one of our injury solicitors today to begin your eye injury claim process.

    How do I make a loss of sight or eye injury claim?

    If your life, or the life of a loved one, has been affected by loss of sight, our solicitors in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee will help you make an eye injury claim.

    Adjusting to life after your accident can be difficult. Depending on the severity, you may have to make significant lifestyle changes. You could need long-term medical care, be unable to care for your children, or have to make adaptations to your home.

    Your employment may also be impacted if you do not have the physical or mental capacity to return (at least immediately) to work. These changes can have serious financial consequences on you and your family and will be considered as part of your personal injury claim.

    You and your family need help to rebuild your life, so your loss of vision compensation claims will also focus on your future.

    It’s time to approach a personal injury solicitor today.

    How Much Compensation?

    How much compensation can I claim for loss of sight injuries?

    As with all personal injury claims, the eye injury compensation you could receive on your sight loss claim can vary. It is dependent on the severity of your eye injury, and what long-lasting effects you may experience as a result.

    Minor injuries, such as superficial scratches or temporary vision impairment, may result in smaller settlements. However, more severe injuries, such as permanent vision loss or complete blindness, can lead to substantial compensation to cover ongoing medical expenses, lost income, and lost future income.

    If you have sustained an eye injury at work, you will be protected by the Health and Safety legislation, which employers need to follow. Watermans are specialists in dealing with accident at work claims. A claim for compensation would be made to your employer’s insurance company.

    Whatever the type of injury, we always strive to produce the best result for you so that you can get your life back on track. Use our eye injury claim calculator to estimate the possible compensation you might receive for your injury.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    We act only for people who have been injured in accidents, never for the at-fault party or insurance companies that defend these cases.

    Our expert team of eye injury lawyers is committed to making the eye injury claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the work and effort away from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of sight loss compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as psychological treatment, to ensure you recover from your eye injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury compensation covers a wide range of areas, including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    Our solicitors represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation payouts for our clients. We work on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means that if your claim for eye injury compensation is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.

    Eye Injury Claims - FAQs 

    Your eye injury solicitor will gather evidence such as witness details, witness statements, medical records, and accident scene investigations to prove that someone else was at fault for your eye injury.

    They may also work with experts to reconstruct the accident and demonstrate how the other party’s negligence caused your injury. It’s important to provide your eye injury lawyer with as much information as possible to help build a strong loss of vision claim on your behalf.

    If your eye injury requires ongoing treatment, such as surgery, medication, or assistive devices, these costs can be included in your compensation for an eye injury claim. Your solicitor will work to ensure that your compensation covers not only your immediate medical expenses but also any future financial expenses related to your injury.

    Most eye injury claims are settled out of court through negotiations between your solicitor and the responsible party’s insurance company. However, if a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached, your case may proceed to court.

    The length of the eye injury claim process will depend on the complexity of your case and whether you are entitled to compensation. Some cases may be resolved in a few months, while others may take longer. Our solicitors in Scotland will keep you informed throughout the process and work to ensure a timely resolution for your potential claim.

    Yes, if your eye injury occurred due to your employer’s negligence or failure to provide a safe working environment, you may be eligible to claim eye injury at work compensation. This can include situations where proper safety equipment, such as eye protection, was not provided or where you were not given adequate training.

    If you suspect you have an eye injury, seek medical attention immediately. Follow your doctor’s advice and treatment plan, and keep records of all medical appointments, expenses, and any time you’ve had to take off work due to the injury. This documentation will count as medical evidence when making your eye injury claim.

    To start loss of sight compensation claims, contact a solicitor who specialises in personal injury law. At Watermans, we offer free, no-obligation consultations to discuss your case and determine the best course of action for your loss of sight claims. You can reach us by calling 0131 555 7055, completing our online enquiry form, or requesting a callback.

    It is largely understood that there is a three-year time limit to make a claim for compensation for an eye injury. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have three years following the date of your accident happening in which to start the claims process.

    In fact, you are required to have raised a court action or settled a claim for personal injury within this three-year timeframe. There are some exceptions to this rule, so we advise speaking to a personal injury solicitor at Watermans, who will be able to advise you on your best course of action.

    We understand that the prospect of legal fees can be daunting, especially when you’re already dealing with the physical, emotional, and financial impact of an eye injury. That’s why we provide some initial advice to all of our clients who want to make an eye injury claim.

    If you decide to proceed with your no-win, no-fee eye injury compensation claim, you won’t have to pay any upfront legal fees. Instead, our no-win, no-fee solicitors work on a contingency basis, which means that we only get paid if we successfully secure compensation on your behalf. If your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t owe us anything.

    Ready to claim the eye injury compensation you deserve? Start the process for your eye injury claims by calling us on 0131 555 7055 — get straightforward legal advice with Watermans today. 

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