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Claim for total or partial sight loss

According to The Royal National Institute of Blind People, 24,000 people a year register as visually impaired in the UK, with the current number of blind or partially sighted people standing at 350,000.

If you have suffered total or partial loss of sight as a result of the actions or negligence of another party, Thompsons’ eye injury claims solicitors in Scotland have the expertise you need to help you claim the compensation you deserve.

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Accidents causing sight loss

Losing your vision – even temporarily – as a result of an accident can cause difficulty in almost every aspect of life. Everyday tasks can become difficult or impossible, and there may be devastating psychological effects.

The key parts of your eye that can be injured in an accident resulting in a loss of sight or vision include the:

  • Cornea
  • Iris
  • Pupil
  • Lens
  • Retina
  • Optical nerve

Causes of loss of sight injury

There are many possible causes of a loss of sight injury. All the following are examples that might give the injured party grounds for a compensation claim:

  • Accident at work: loss of sight caused by falling objects, faulty equipment or a lack of safety goggles or face shields.
  • Medical negligence: loss of sight caused by laser eye surgery, diabetic retinopathy surgery or misdiagnosis.
  • Road traffic accident: loss of sight caused by a brain injury or being struck by by broken glass or metal.

Types of injury

It is possible to claim compensation for any type of eye or brain injury that results in full or partial loss of sight. However, the following list includes some of the most common types of injuries:

  • Deterioration caused by environmental factors
  • Corneal damage
  • Loss of an eye
  • Detached retina
  • Occipital lobe brain injury

Why claim compensation?

Loss of sight compensation provides both financial recognition for the pain and suffering you've endured as well as practical help to ensure that you can access treatments and aids such as laser eye surgery, prosthetics, assistance dogs and home adaptations.

Thompsons Solicitors can help you ensure that you have access to the best possible treatment and rehabilitation when you make your claim. When possible and appropriate, this also includes securing interim payments to meet your most urgent and pressing needs.

Experienced sight loss injury solicitors

Thompsons’ team of serious injury solicitors has experience in dealing with claims for compensation involving loss of sight or vision, and are familiar with the physical and psychological difficulties that can be caused as a result.

We aim not only to secure the maximum amount of compensation for you or your loved one, in the shortest possible time, but also to help and support you all in overcoming any difficulties caused by the loss you have suffered.

Loss of sight Compensation Claims

There are a number of items that could be included when making a claim for compensation for an injury that causes full or partial blindness. These include:

How much will it cost to claim

If Thompsons serious injury solicitors in Scotland agree to take on your claim, we will discuss funding methods at the outset of your claim. In many cases we will be able to act for you on a No Win, No Fee basis (except in cases of medical negligence). This means that you won't ever have to pay a single penny if your claim is unsuccessful.

Thompsons is widely regarded as the leading personal injury law firm in Scotland and we win more than 90% of the cases we take on, securing our clients around £1 million each week.

Talk to Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland today

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you claim the loss of sight compensation you deserve, give us a call today on 0800 0891 331 and talk things through with one of our serious injury lawyers.

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