Eye injuries are quite common in workplace or other accidents. Make an eye injury compensation claim if you have suffered eye injury pain and suffering, blindness, or any serious injury. Our experienced solicitors may be required if you are entitled to compensation.
Eye injury at work is a common accident claim in Scotland. Negligence on the part of third parties or employers seems to be the main cause. Injuries to the eye can occur in a variety of ways, including car accidents, which can cause partial blindness.
Types of eye injury compensation claims
- Accident at work – Lack of eye protection on construction sites can result in serious eye injuries. Office accidents can also sometimes cause eye swelling.
- Road traffic accidents – Eye injuries can occur in car, pedestrian, or bus accidents. Furthermore, the most common case is a road traffic accident resulting in a black eye compensation.
- Sports Injuries – Many sports require risks as well as challenging situations where sportsmen are most vulnerable to personal injuries.
- Criminal assault – A victim of an acid attack or other criminal assault can sustain serious eye injuries, but recovering compensation can be difficult.
- Medical negligence – In cases of eye surgery, a doctor’s negligence can result in loss of sight in one eye. Scratched corneas as well as chemical substances entering the eye are common examples of medical negligence and malpractice. Read our related article on medical malpractice and compensation claims.
Average eye injury settlement
The average eye injury compensation pay outs in Scotland varies depending on your damages in addition to the loss of earnings. An eye injury can drastically change a person’s life, besides the pain an suffering. Since partial blindness or corneal injuries can limit your ability to work, drive, and do other activities. Your general and specific damages determine your compensation. Here are some average pay out figures.
- In case of minor eye injuries that take two to three weeks to heal you can claim for up to £ 4,000.
- On the other hand, minor to serious injuries in both eyes is eligible for an average amount of £ 25,000
- Serious eye injuries including loss of vision can be compensated for an amount up to £ 40,000.
- Loss of sight in one eye along with with impaired vision in the other can make you eligible for £ 160,000.
- Total blindness in both eyes can surely be compensated up to £ 250,000.
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Personal Injury claims
According to the personal injury law Scotland, claims can be made for up to 3 years after the incident occurred. After this deadline, you will not be able to make a claim. You can hire our accident claims lawyers who are experts in handling personal injury claims at workplace or from traffic accidents, respectively. Our solicitors can also help you make a successful claim. Not only our solicitors can help you with every step, from collecting evidence to arranging medical treatment, but also make sure you receive compensation.
Best personal injury compensation lawyers
Hamilton Douglas Legal has the best solicitors for you to help make a claim. If you need a personal injury lawyer but are not sure about the claims process and costs, we have a solution. Our solicitors work on a No Win No Fee basis to help you recover your losses without a lengthy process. Contact Hamilton Douglas for free injury compensation legal advice. Contact us by phone or WhatsApp for more information on your case. Claim now with Scotland’s best personal injury solicitors.Read More