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Eye Injury Compensation Claims


An injury to one or both eyes can cause temporary or permanent loss of sight.

Permanent blindness can affect your whole life. From your career prospects and ability to work, to your everyday needs and quality of life.

If you have suffered an eye injury or blindness as the result of an injury that was not your fault, we may be able to help you claim compensation.

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Common Causes of Eye Injuries and Loss of Sight

Lots of different accidents that can result in eye injuries and loss of sight.

The most common include:

How Much Compensation Can I Claim For An Eye Injury?

Every eye injury claim and the circumstances surrounding it is different. So how much your claim might be worth will depend on several factors.

Your settlement amount could cover;

  • The physical effects of losing your sight
  • The pain you have suffered
  • Psychological suffering that comes with losing your sight, including stress, anxiety, or depression
  • Loss of earnings if you are not able to work
  • The impact your loss of sight has had on your social life, family activities and hobbies
  • Care costs to cover time the time and family members or professional carers
  • Private medical costs
  • Travel costs
  • Future loss of earning

Losing your site can have a huge impact on the quality of the rest of your life. So, it is important to consider all aspects of your suffering when calculating how much you should claim.

Common Eye Injuries You Can Claim Compensation For

There is a range of eye injuries that result in compensation claims. Some are easy to treat, while others can have life changing consequences.

Swelling of the Eye

A swollen or ‘black eye’ can happen in lots of ways. Being hit in the face with materials or piece of equipment, to a criminal assault.

In most cases, a swollen or black eye is a minor injury which is easily fixed. In more serious cases, a swollen eye can be the result of a more serious injury. For example, a fractured eye socket or detached retina.

Scratched Cornea

A scratched cornea is a common injury.

Rubbing your eye with a foreign body, an accidental poke in the eye, either with a finger or piece of equipment can scratch the cornea.

If not treated as soon as possible a scratched cornea is prone to infection. This could have a long-term effect on your life.

Eye Penetration by a Foreign Body

Full penetration of the eye can be dangerous and result in permanent blindness. If treated quickly sight loss can be reduced and in some cases, avoided.

Chemical Substances in the Eye

Chemicals can get into your eyes in a range of ways. Whether it is splashed or you have some kind of spraying accident to a criminal acid attack.

Sometimes an eye bath or rinsing your eye out with warm water is all you need to do. In other cases, it is much more serious.

How Long Do Eye Injury Compensation Claims Take?

The length of time a claim takes to settle depends on the severity of the injury.

If your injury is minor your claim could settle within a few months.

More serious injuries that result in loss of sight can take much longer to settle. This is because it takes time to understand how your injury will affect the rest of your life.

The length of time your claim will take also depends on whether the other side accepts liability or not.

Can I Make a No Win, No Fee Claim?

We handle most claims on a no win, no fee basis.

This means;

  • You do not have to pay anything upfront to start a claim
  • There is nothing to pay if your claim is not successful
  • You only pay if we settle you claim successfully

You could also use legal expenses cover to find your claim if you have it as part of;

  1. Your home or motor insurance, or
  2. A trade union membership

Why Choose Ringrose Law to Represent You?

We understand how distressing eye injuries can be. Especially if you think you might not ever be able to see again.

The impact this can have on your ability to work, to carry on doing the things you love to do and enjoy life can be profound.

That is why, when you choose Ringrose Law to represent you, we take the time to get to know you, your story, and your needs.

Only then can we represent you to the fullest extent.

Our motto is, ‘Where Individuals Count’.

Every person we represent is an individual, with individual stories, circumstances, and priorities.

As such, we treat our clients individually and take an individual approach to every claim.

What does remain consistent is how we work. When you instruct Ringrose Law to represent you, we will

  • Assign a dedicated, experienced personal injury solicitor to your case. They will be your sole contact from start to finish.
  • Keep you up to date throughout your case. If you have questions or if you want to speak to your solicitor, you be able to communicate with them directly.
  • Be on your side and by your side throughout the whole process.
  • Claim the maximum amount of compensation.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    In most cases, you have three years to make a claim for an eye injury. However, there are a few exceptions;

    • Child claims – you have until a child’s 18th birthday to claim on their behalf. Once they reach eighteen, they have until they are twenty-one to make pursue a claim for themselves.
    • Lack of mental capacity – There are no time limits for claiming on behalf of a person who lacks the mental capacity to pursue a claim themselves.
    • Accidents abroad – time limits vary for accidents in other countries.
    • Criminal assault – claims are subject to a two-year time limit


    As part of our process for gathering evidence, we need to understand;

    1. The severity of your injuries, and
    2. How they affect your life

    We will ask you to attend a medical assessment with an independent medical expert. They will provide a report that we can use in evidence.

    Depending on the severity of your injuries, you might need to attend more than one.

    Claims rarely go to court.

    The only reason a claim would go to court is if;

    • The other side denies liability, or
    • They dispute the amount of compensation we are claiming

    It is common to start court proceeding and the other side settle before trial.

    Even if your claim does go to trail, do not worry. We will be there to prepare you and we will be there with you through the whole process.

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