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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, compensation can also help 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
As a basic rule, you will be eligible to make a loss of sight claim if you sustained an injury
- 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 you were not responsible for, take steps to help move on with your life following the eye injury and talk to us today to see how we can help.
Making a claim
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 we can help.
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’re unable to return (at least immediately) to work. These changes can have serious 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 compensation claim will also focus on your future.
It’s time to approach a personal injury solicitor.
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 claim process.
How much compensation?
How much compensation for loss of sight injuries?
As with all personal injury claims, the compensation you could receive on your claim can vary. It is dependent on the severity of your injury, and what long-lasting effects you may experience as a result. If somebody is found to have been grossly negligent in their duty of care to you, you may find that the sum will be larger.
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.
Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?
Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.
Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.
Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.
Our expertise in personal injury 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.
We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.
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Get in touch with us
Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055
Our personal injury claims expert
“Making a claim for compensation can be such a daunting process for people, so I try to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as I can for them.”
Susanne McGraw, Head of Personal Injury