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Eye Injury Claims

Have you suffered an eye injury? If you have and if the accident was not your fault, you may be able to claim financial compensation.  The eyes are quite sensitive and any kind of eye injury can result in a great deal of pain and suffering.  Therefore, if your injury was a result of someone’s negligence, you may be able to make eye injury claims.

Causes of Eye Injuries

There are numerous causes of eye injuries.  Here’s a look at some of the main causes.

Injuries caused by small objects – small objects such as pieces of glass or metals propelled at the eye can cause serious eye injuries.  Such things are quite common during road traffic accidents.

Workplace accidents – workers can sustain eye injuries under numerous circumstances.  Eye injuries in workplaces can be caused as a result of coming into contact with chemicals and other hazardous substances.  They can also be caused as a result of being hit by falling objects such as during construction site accidents.

In order to prevent such injuries from taking place, it is essential that workers are provided with suitable protective gear such as goggles. In addition, employers must ensure that workers who are exposed to potentially hazardous workplace situations are adequately trained.

Complications during laser eye surgery – in the UK, laser eye procedures are quite popular.  Although the vast majority of the cases are successful, there are some which are not.  Errors made during laser eye surgery can result in serious injuries to the eye.  If it can be established that your eye surgeon had been negligent and provided substandard medical care, you may be able to make eye injury claims.

Eye Injury Symptoms

Depending on the cause of the injury, the sufferer may experience a range of symptoms.

Iritis – if your iris has become inflamed as a result of a blow to the eye, symptoms may include an aching sensation, increased tearing, decreased vision and light sensitivity.

Scratches – pain in the eye, light sensitivity, tearing, etc.

Chemical injury – if your eye has been exposed to chemicals, then your eyelids may become swollen.  You may feel pain and a burning sensation.

Fracture – if you have suffered an orbital fracture, you may experience double vision, swelling, bruising and pain.

Making A Claim

If your eye injury was caused due to someone’s negligence, we may be able to help you recover compensation.

Contact our solicitors today to discuss your eye injury claim.

You can give us a call on our free telephone number or you can fill in our quick online claim form and request a call back.

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