Following a full medical diagnosis of your eye injury then you will be able to make a claim for compensation. The only proof that you will need to establish is that your employer did not ensure your safety and was therefore negligent in his duty of care towards you. It is advisable to consult with a specialist personal injury solicitor as they will firstly be able to ascertain whether your claim is valid and if so then the steps that are required to help prove your case.
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An eye injury refers to any trauma caused by a direct blow to the eye. The injury need not affect only the eye but the surrounding area including tissues and bones. The eye itself is one of the most delicate organs therefore can be susceptible to damage over one’s lifetime. Typically the greatest number of eye injuries occur in accidents at work and are often caused by negligence on the part of an employer who has been careless in their duty of care towards you. Common examples of eye injuries at work include:
The subsequent effects of an eye injury can be devastating to the sufferer and can lead to blindness or in more serious cases, the eventual loss of an eye. As such, if you have sustained an eye injury through an accident at work where there was inadequate protective measures in place for your safety then you are entitled to make a claim for compensation against your negligent employer.
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Compensation is determined on the severity of your eye injury, the pain and suffering that you have endured as well as your chances of making a full recovery. Other financial considerations such as your current and future loss of earnings, medical costs and travel expenses will also be accounted for in your award for damages. There is no defined sum in respect of eye injury claims since each case is founded on its own facts. Therefore, it is advisable to consult a specialist personal injury solicitor as soon as is practical since they will be better able to direct you as to your position. Furthermore, a specialist may also be able to arrange early compensation payments following an acceptance of liability on the part of your employer which will then be deducted from your total compensation offer. Finally, in respect of eye injury claims, the total offer of compensation will likely include a psychological award for damages since eye injuries can be truly traumatic to the sufferer.
To make a claim you should obtain a full medical diagnosis of your injury. You should then seek legal advice from a specialist personal injury solicitor who will be better able to advise you on how to prove your case. A specialist will be able to discuss the need for key witness testimonies, evidence and an independent medical report detailing the injuries sustained by you. Scot Accident Claims have an experienced personal injury team that can help you in making your claim today.
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