Can I Claim For Eye Injury Compensation?

Getting eye injury compensation is often an important part of the recovery process after damaging your sight. Here at AWH Solicitors, we are here to help you through every step of making a claim. Our expert legal advisors can make it as simple as possible, so you can get on with your life without having to worry about complicated paperwork.

Contact us today for specialised help and advice with your eye injury claim.


Eye Injury Compensation


Do I qualify for eye injury compensation?

If you have been subjected to an eye injury at work, in a public place or in a car accident, you may qualify to be compensated.

If the accident has happened at work then it will have been the responsibility of your employer to keep you safe in your working environment. If they have failed in their legal duty of care then you may be able to make a claim against them.

If the accident has happened in a public place then you may be able to make a claim against the company or local council that owns the public space.

If you suspect that you may be able to make a claim, contact us for expert advice from our personal injury specialists.

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Eye injury compensation: Different forms of eye injury

The definition of an eye injury includes any damage to the eyeball, the eye socket, or to the muscles and ligaments that control the movement of the eye within the socket. They can be caused by direct trauma to the eye, or by exposure to toxic substances or smoke.

Whilst some eye injuries are very serious and require extended medical care and treatment, others will just require careful monitoring after an initial visit to the opticians. Injuries to the eyes can include:

  • A corneal abrasion or scratched eye
  • Foreign objects in the eye
  • Chemical eye injuries
  • Eye swelling
  • Subconjunctival haemorrhage or eye bleeding
  • Traumatic iritis – this is when the coloured part of the eye is inflamed
  • Hyphema and orbital blowout fracture – this is bleeding between the cornea and the iris

It is important that you visit either an optician or an accident and emergency department if you have suffered an eye injury.

How will my eye injury compensation be calculated?

If you’ve suffered from an eye injury either at work or in a public place, all of the factors in your situation will be considered when the amount that you could get for compensation is calculated.

These factors are:

  • How your eye injury will affect your ability to work, and how they might result in a loss of earnings
  • Any medical expenses that you may have already had to pay, in addition to any potential future treatment you may have to receive
  • Any travel expenses that you have had to pay while travelling to receive your medical treatment

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We have a great deal of experience in assisting people with gaining compensation for traumatic injuries that they have sustained, whether at work or in a public place.

Contact us today for expert help and advice with your eye injury compensation claim.

Starting the process couldn’t be more simple!

  • Contact us Contact us Get in touch however suits you best and arrange a consulation with one of our solicitors
  • Meet an expert Meet an expert You’ll meet the expert solicitor assigned to your case and discuss all the necessary details
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