By Joanne Jeffries. Last Updated 30th Jun 2022. Throughout this guide, we are going to look at eye injury compensation claims. As a result, we will take a look at the eye injury claims process, how much compensation for eye injury, and how a personal injury solicitor or eye injury claim calculator could be of assistance when asking ‘how much is an eye worth in compensation?’ We also discuss the latest guidelines for eye injury payouts for UK claims, and explain what damages could make up eye injury settlement amounts. We give guidance on figures for eye injury payouts in the UK, and the average settlement for loss of vision in one eye. Further to this, we offer our help with eye injury settlements, showing how we could give free eye injury advice on making personal injury claims.
How Much Compensation Could You Claim For Loss Of Sight?
If you suffered an eye injury, whether minor or severe and you think the accident occurred through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to file a personal injury claim against a negligent third party. Whether you’re looking at claiming worker’s compensation for permanent damage or for negligent eye surgery for damage to the optic nerve, leading to permanent vision loss, an injury case against the liable party’s insurance company could help you to move forward after injury. This includes claims for an eye injury at work. At Accident Claims, we work hard to ensure you receive the compensation level for an eye injury you rightly deserve. Our solicitors who are all authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority could fight hard for the maximum settlement possible for your case.
Who Could Make Eye Injury Claims?Anyone who suffers an eye injury through the negligence of a third party, whether it’s an employer, shop owner, restaurant owner, other privately owned business that is open to the public or in a public area owned by a local authority, could be entitled to file a personal injury claim to receive compensation for their pain, suffering and damage they had to endure and this includes compensation for loss of sight, whether you have vision in one eye or are completely blinded.
If you suffered an eye injury and think you have a strong case against a negligent third party, an Accident Claims personal injury solicitor can walk you through the process and work with you on a No Win No Fee basis.
To find out more on how to go about filing a personal injury claim following an accident that left you with an eye injury, whether minor or more severe, please click on the Select a Section below.
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- A Guide To Making Eye Injury Compensation Claims
- What Are Injuries To The Eye, Or Eyes?
- What Are The Most Common Forms Of Eye Injury?
- What Should You Do If You Suffer An Eye Injury In An Accident?
- Can I Claim Compensation For A Workplace Eye Injury?
- Claims For Accidents At Work Leading To An Eye Injury
- Can I Make A Claim For A Public Place Eye Injury
- Can I Claim Compensation For Loss Of Vision In A Single Eye?
- How To Start A Claim For Eye Injuries
- Eye Injury Compensation Claims Case Study
- How Do Our Panel Of Medical Experts Assess the Severity Of An Eye Injury?
- What Can I Claim For If My Eye Or Eyesight Is Damaged?
- Calculating Settlements For Eye Injuries And Loss Of Sight – How Much Is An Eye Worth In Compensation?
- Make Your Eye Injury Claim With A No Win No Fee Solicitor
- Why Should You Make Your Claim With Accident Claims UK?
- Speak To Accident Claims UK Today About Eye Injury Compensation Claims
- Helpful Resources Relating To Eye Injury Compensation Claims
If you have been involved in an accident that left you with an eye injury whether you were at work, in a privately owned public place or a general area owned and managed by a local council, you could be entitled to file a personal injury claim against a third party providing you can prove the accident happened through no fault of your own.
Establishing liability is dependent on where the incident occurred. In short, the owner of a private establishment like a shop, restaurant or mall could be held responsible if it can be proved there were negligent in their duty to keep you safe. If, however, the incident took place in a public area owned by a local authority, the council could be held liable for your injuries providing negligence on their part can be proved. Should you have sustained your injury whilst at work, a negligent employer could be held responsible if they failed to keep you safe in the workplace.
How Much Is An Eye Worth In Compensation?
Many people contact us asking “how much can I get for an eye injury”. The answer is that eye injury payouts depend on the severity of the damage done to an eye, how the injury impacts your day to day life and your ability to work. So, numerous factors could influence how much compensation for eye injury you may claim for.
At Accident Claims, we work hard to ensure you receive the level of compensation for an eye injury you rightly deserve following an accident that occurred through no fault of your own. We always respect the personal injury claims time limit associated with this type of claim and ensure you have the best legal representation working with you on a No Win No Fee basis.
A personal injury lawyer can provide you with an idea of how much is an eye injury worth having assessed your case using our eye injury claim calculator based on Judicial College Guidelines and on amounts awarded on past successful personal eye injury claims.
Damage to the eye can involve many types of injuries, some of which cause minor discomfort to very severe injuries that negatively impact your vision. The most common injuries being as follows:
- Damage to an eyeball whether mild or severe
- Damage to the eye socket whether mild or severe
- Damage to muscles and ligaments that control eye movement
When it comes to the cause of an eye injury, these are as follows:
- Direct trauma to the eye
- Exposure to harmful, toxic chemicals
- Exposure to harmful smoke
At Accident Claims, a personal injury lawyer would assess your case before advising on how best to proceed in filing eye injury claims against a negligent third party.
There a multitude of ways you can suffer an eye injury whether at work, in a public place that’s privately owned or under the control of a local authority. However, the most commonly reported eye injuries are detailed below:
- Blunt force trauma – causing a black eye
- Blunt force trauma – resulting in damage done to the eye socket whether fractured or broken.
- Scratches and abrasions to the eye
- Needlestick and cuts to the eye and surrounding areas
- Foreign objects – resulting in damage to the eye.
- Chemical burns and abrasions – causing damage to the eye
- Ultraviolet radiation burns
- Medical negligence – damage caused by laser treatment not being carried out correctly
Getting Help With Eye Injury Claims
If you have suffered an eye injury for any reason through no fault of your own in the last 3 years, an Accident Claims personal injury solicitor would assess your eye injury compensation claims before offering essential advice on how best to proceed so that the eye injury settlement amount you receive matches the pain, suffering and damages you had to endure.
Anyone who has suffered an eye injury in the last 3 years whether at work, in a privately owned establishment that is open to the public or in a public place owned and managed by a local authority, has every right to file a personal injury claim providing the accident happened through no fault of their own. If you suffered an eye injury, whether minor or much more severe, there are specific steps you must take in order to prove your case and establish liability
Steps to take after an injury
- Should you have injured your eye in an accident at work, you must make sure the incident is recorded in the accident report book. UK law requires that all employers must have an accident report book and having an official record strengthens a personal injury claim against a negligent employer.
- If you suffered an eye injury in a public place that’s private owner yet open to the public, you must report the incident to the owners/managers. All privately owned establishments must keep an accident report book that records all incidents involving employees and public members. Again, having the accident recorded in an accident report book provides essential evidence when filing a personal injury claim against a negligent third party.
- Should the accident have occurred in a public place that is owned/managed by a local authority, the local council could be held liable, providing it can be proved they were negligent. It is essential to record the accident, take photos of where the incident occurred and of the eye injury you sustained. If necessary, call the Ambulance Service if the damage is severe and request an official report of the call-out.
- Keep all records of the out of pocket expenses you incurred as a direct result of your injuries.
If you have any other questions on how to go about filing a personal eye injury claim, please contact an Accident Claims personal injury lawyer today.
Our personal injury claims calculator provides an idea of the level of compensation for an eye injury at work you may receive in a successful personal injury claim. The amounts indicated cover examples of shares awarded to people in the past whether they were involved in an accident at work or elsewhere. However, should an employer be guilty of “gross negligence” and it can be proved they breached Health and Safety Executive regulations, the amount you may be awarded could be significantly more?
If you have suffered an eye injury through no fault of your own whilst at work, and Accident Claims personal injury lawyer would assess your case before offering valuable legal advice on how to proceed with a personal injury claim against a negligent employer.
Scenarios that could lead to an eye injury at work
You can see the top causes of injury at work in the graphic below. These come from the HSE’s 2020-21 figures.
There are lots of ways in which you could suffer an eye injury at work. In fact, we couldn’t list them all here. However, we have listed a few scenarios below. You could claim for any eye injury at work caused by:
- Not being provided with eye-protecting PPE.
- Inadequate training on how to carry out your job safely.
- Faulty, damaged or poorly maintained equipment.
- Assault by customers or other members of staff.
- Being tired because you weren’t allowed to take a rest break.
- Chemical spillages.
- Falling objects
Is It Worth Making Eye Injury Claims – Would My Employer Treat Me Differently?
Importantly, if you do sustain an eye injury at work, and you decide to seek damages, your employer can’t treat you differently as a result. If you are persecuted, fired or disciplined, then employment laws will have been broken. Therefore, you shouldn’t feel intimidated about making a claim.
If you have suffered a work eye injury through no fault of your own a personal injury lawyer from our team can assess your claim before offering you the best advice on how to proceed. Therefore, why not call our claims line today?
Should you have been involved in an accident in a public place that left you with an eye injury, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim, but the liability would depend on where and how the incident occurred.
- Should the accident have happened in an area that is open to the privately-owned public, the responsibility would fall to the owners whether the incident took place in a supermarket, private car park, gym, restaurant, swimming pools or restaurant.
- If the accident occurred in a public area that is owned by a local authority, the responsibility and liability would fall to a local council whether the incident happened on a public footpath, park, library, play area or other areas that are operated and owned by a local authority.
A lot of people ask how much compensation for loss of sight in one eye can I receive, and it is worth noting that payment for an eye injury awarded in a successful personal injury claim is different from an insurance payout for loss of an eye.
The typical compensation you may receive for the loss of sight in one eye is detailed below bearing in mind that the amounts indicated do not include any out of pocket you may have incurred as a direct result of your injuries:
- Total loss of one eye –£54,830 to £65,710
- Total loss of sight in one eye – £49,270 to £54,830
To find out how an Accident Claims personal injury lawyer can help you file a personal injury claim, please contact us today.
If you need help filing an eye injury negligence claim against an employer or another third party, an Accident Claims personal injury solicitor can walk you through the process. We offer essential legal advice on what is needed to establish liability, what you would need as evidence of your injuries and what you can include in your personal injury claim.
We would arrange a free, initial, no-obligation consultation that allows you to ask any questions about your claim. It also allows us the opportunity to assess your eye injury compensation claims before advising on how best to proceed on a No Win No Fee basis, taking all the financial stress of paying for legal representation off the table.
A recycling plant worker who was injured whilst at work when a sharp object struck his left eye causing a very severe injury was awarded £50,000 for the pain, suffering and damages he sustained through no fault of his own. The compensation for an eye injury he sustained was based on his employers being negligent by not providing him with the correct safety goggles needed to carry out the specific job he was tasked to do.
The man had to undergo surgery on his eye and the recovery period required that he sit with his face in the downwards position for many hours which was the only way to give the retina in his left eye the best chance of healing. The surgery saw some improvement in the man’s vision, but he was told that his sight would not return to what it was prior to the accident.
How much is an eye worth in compensation in this case?
The recycling worker accepted the out of court settlement he was offered, which was the sum of £50,000. His employers were deemed negligent for not having provided the man with the necessary goggles to carry out the specific task that left him with a severely injured left eye. The amount he was awarded provided financial security although the man was able to go back to work following his recovery period.
Because each case is unique, it is not possible to provide an accurate estimate of how much compensation for eye injury you may be awarded in a successful personal injury claim. A court would assess your eye injury level and severity before deciding on how much you should receive for the pain, suffering, and damage you had to endure.
The severity of an eye injury and how it negatively impacts the remainder of your life would be taken into account. As such, it’s essential that you have all the relevant medical reports that detail the severity of your injury together with records of all the treatments you underwent following an accident that left you injured through no fault of your own.
At Accident Claims, we would arrange for you to be examined by a local medical practitioner should this be necessary. Please contact us today to find out how we can begin working on your personal injury claim.
If you suffered an eye injury in the last 3 years due to the negligence of a third party, you could be entitled to file an eye injury negligence claim for the pain, suffering and damage you suffered through no fault of your own. At Accident Claims, we work hard to ensure you are awarded the compensation for an eye injury you deserve. We offer essential advice on what you can include in an eye injury negligence claim which includes the following:
- General damages
- Special damages
- Medical expenses that the NHS does not cover
- Travel expenses incurred to and from the hospital or other medical facilities for treatments.
- Care claim should you not be able to carry out day to day tasks in the home.
- Other out of pocket expenses incurred as a direct result of your injuries
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of long-term projected earnings should you not be able to continue working at your job.
Calculating Settlements For Eye Injuries And Loss Of Sight – How Much Is An Eye Worth In Compensation?
We provide a table showing the amount of compensation for an eye injury you may receive. Our eye injury compensation calculator offers an idea of how much you may be awarded in a successful claim. The amounts indicated are based on past eye injury claims and Judicial College guidelines. It is worth noting the amount you may be awarded in a successful claim could be less, or it could be more than the amounts provided in our table because each and every personal injury claim is unique. Nevertheless, this table may advise you on how much compensation for eye injury is feasible.
|Eye Injury||Loss of Sight in One Eye with Reduced Vision in the Remaining Eye||£95,990 to £179,770|
|Eye Injury||Total Loss of One Eye||£54,830 to £65,710|
|Eye Injury||Total Blindness and Deafness||In the region of £403,990
|Eye Injury||Complete Loss of Sight in One Eye||£49,270 to £54,830|
|Eye Injury||Minor Eye Injuries||£3,950 to £8,730|
|Eye Injury||Transient Eye Injuries||£2,200 to £3,950|
|Facial Disfigurement||Very Severe Scarring||£29,780 to £97,330|
|Facial Disfigurement||Less Severe Scarring||£17,960 to £48,420|
|Facial Disfigurement||Significant Scarring||£9,110 to £30,090|
|Facial Disfigurement||Trivial Scarring||£1,710 to £3,530|
Working with a personal injury lawyer on a No Win No Fee basis allows you to seek legal representation when you need it most so that you receive the level of compensation you deserve following an accident that left you injured through no fault of your own. If you suffered the eye injury in the last 3 years, signing a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) means a firm of personal injury solicitors can work on your case without requesting an upfront fee or retainer.
A CFA agreement sets out an agreed fee that would only need to be paid following a successful claim. The fee is deducted from the amount you are awarded by a Judge or by the defendant should they choose to settle your compensation for an eye injury out of court. There would be nothing to pay for your legal representation if your claim is unsuccessful.
At Accident Claims, a team of personal injury solicitors has years of experience in handling and representing clients on a vast range of personal injury claims, including getting the level of compensation for an eye injury you rightly deserve. We work with you on a No Win No Fee basis which allows a personal injury lawyer to start working on your case providing essential legal representation without having to request a retainer or upfront fee.
Who We Are
We are recognised by the Law Society and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Accident Claims is recognised nationwide as being reliable, trustworthy personal injury claims providers working hard all on the cases we take on. We offer a no-obligation, initial consultation that’s free of charge which allows you to ask any questions you may have about the level of compensation for an eye injury you may be entitled to once we have assessed your case.
If you would like to know how much is an eye injury worth, don’t hesitate in contacting Accident Claims today.
To talk directly to an Accident Claims personal injury lawyer about compensation for an eye injury, please call us on 0800 073 8801.
You can also request a “call back” by filling out the form provided.
You may prefer to email us at email@example.com. A personal injury lawyer will get back to you as soon as possible.
If you would like to know more about claiming for compensation for an eye injury at work, please click the link to our guide below.
To find out more about a Local Authority’s responsibility towards you, please follow the link below:
On this NHS page link, you will find helpful information on eye injuries and also recovery and treatment on eye injuries.
If you have suffered from laser hair removal burns, then please read our guide. You can also contact our team to learn more.
Why not take a look at our guide where we discuss misdiagnosis claims in length.
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Eye Injury Compensation Claims FAQs
What indicates an eye injury is serious?
An eye injury can be severe, so you should always reach out and seek medical attention.
Can an eye injury heal on its own?
A minor eye injury such as a scratch will eventually heal on its own in 1 to 3 days. However, more severe cases will take a lot longer and may require medical attention.
Should I begin my eye injury compensation claims within a certain timeframe?
In order to make a compensation claim, you must begin your claim within 3-years. Should you fail to begin your claim within the 3-year personal injury claims time limit, then the validity of your case could be affected.
Are there exceptions to the 3-year limit?
Yes, children under 18 and victims lacking the mental capacity to claim have extended time due to another representative acting as their litigation friend.
Does the severity of an injury determine the value of compensation?
The more serious that the injury is, the greater the amount of compensation that the victim could receive.
When could you begin the claims process?
You can initiate the process of making a claim as soon as you wish after the accident.
When could a claim be resolved?
Many claims are completed within 12-18 months.
How long does it take for the claimant to receive their settlement?
Compensation amounts tend to be paid within 28 days.
Could I make eye injury compensation claims on behalf of a child?
If your child has lost their sight or has suffered an eye injury, and it was not their fault, you could be eligible to claim compensation on your child’s behalf. Children under the age of 18 are not deemed to have the capacity to make a claim for themselves. Therefore, you would have to apply to be their litigation friend. This means you could make decisions about legal matters on their behalf.
Once your settlement for your child’s injury claim had been decided upon, it would usually be paid into a trust for your child. Of course, you could always wait until your child turns 18, allowing them to make a claim on their own once they are deemed to have capacity. However, sometimes it can be more tricky to gather evidence as time progresses. Please call us if you would like to discuss making a claim on behalf of your child.
Do I have to use a local solicitor to make eye injury compensation claims?
It is not necessary for you to choose a solicitor that is based locally to where you live. This is because much of the claims process is now completed online, via phone calls and video calls, emails and by mail. This means you could choose a solicitor that is based anywhere in the UK for your claim.
We would be happy to provide you with a solicitor working on a No Win No Fee basis to assist you with your claim, no matter where in the UK you are based.
How much is an eye worth in compensation?
How much an eye is worth in compensation depends on the nature and severity of your eye injury. If you have lost an eye, or lost your sight, this could obviously be a significant injury which would likely have far reaching effects. You could be expected to receive more compensation for such an injury than for transient eye injuries.
Other factors that would need to be factored in when calculating compensation could include the effect of the injury on your work and your mental health. Further to this, any out-of-pocket costs you’d incurred would need to be assessed.
Would an eye injury claim calculator be able to tell me how much I could get?
An eye injury claim calculator would not be able to tell you precisely how much compensation you could get. It wouldn’t be able to assess whether you have a valid claim, either.
We would recommend you get free legal advice from our team before beginning eye injury claims. That way, you can be fully informed as to what’s involved in claiming eye injury compensation.
What evidence do I need to make eye injury claims?
The evidence you would need to make eye injury claims could vary between cases. However, in the main, you’d need to evidence that the liable party had a duty of care towards you. You’d also need to prove they’d been negligent in breaching their duty of care to you, and that your eye injury was a result of this.
Evidence of any out-of-pocket costs incurred due to your injury would also be vital in securing special damages.
What could eye injury settlement amounts consist of?
When calculating eye injury settlement amounts, there are many factors that could be considered. Eye injury payouts in the UK aim to reimburse the claimant for any financial losses incurred as a result of the injury and compensate them for any pain and suffering they experienced as a result of the injury.
For more information on what eye injury compensation may comprise, get in touch on the number above.
Where are the figures in the eye injury claim calculator table on this page from?
The figures in the eye injury claim calculator table come from the 16th edition of the Judicial College Guidelines, which was published in April 2022. It applies to England and Wales. However, to discuss how much eye injury payouts for UK claims could be worth, call our team.
Could I claim eye injury compensation if there were no witnesses?
If there were no witnesses, but you suffered an eye injury due to someone’s breach of their duty of care towards you, you could still make a claim for eye injury compensation. There could be other evidence that proves your claim. This could include photographs of the scene, for example, or CCTV footage. If you would like to speak to us in more detail about this, please call the team.
Guidance on eye injury payouts in the UK – What’s the average settlement for loss of vision in one eye?
Are you looking for guidance on eye injury payouts in the UK, you might ask ‘what’s the average settlement for loss of vision in one eye?’. We should point out that when calculating eye injury settlements, all the specifics of your case would be assessed. This means that your loss of vision eye injury settlement would be unique to you. That’s why we would advise you to seek legal advice on your case, rather than trying to work out the average settlements.
What’s included in most eye injury settlements?
There are different damages that could be included in eye injury settlements. You could claim general damages for the suffering and pain of the eye injury, as well as its impact on your ability to enjoy your life as you did before. You could also receive special damages, which could compensate you for the financial impact of the eye injury. Advice on the damages you could claim could be given over the phone by our advisors. We could also assess your case to see if one of our solicitors could assist with your claim.
Where can I find eye injury advice on claiming compensation?
You could call our team for advice on making an eye injury compensation claim. They can assess the validity of your claim and maybe be able to connect one of our solicitors to represent your case. Call the number above for more information.
Thank you for taking the time for reading our eye injury compensation claims guide and claiming for any eye injury at work. We hope you have learned a lot about how much compensation for eye injury you could claim for.