Injuries which result in either partial or complete loss of sight will likely impact on your life in various ways, with the natural emotional reactions of grief and shock caused by difficulty accepting or managing your new limitations.
It can be expected that such an injury would have a serious impact on the person’s daily life and ability to work, for at least the immediate period after the procedure and potentially long-term as well.
If you lose your sight in an accident which was not your fault, you can claim compensation to cover any costs associated with it.
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There is a strict three-year limit from the date of the accident to complete a successful claim. You or your loved ones should make sure you have all the relevant documents to start your claim and all receipts for expenses associated with the accident.
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You will be assessed via a medical examination and any adjustments to your home or car will be arranged immediately, with no need to wait for the outcome of what can sometimes be a lengthy process of claiming compensation. Look for solicitors who subscribe to the Rehabilitation Code of Practice to ensure your overall welfare is prioritised at all times, meaning that your immediate needs are met, and that any support is offered holistically, whether financial, physical, emotional and mental.
One of the key benefits of following this Code of Practice is that it promotes early rehabilitation, which has health benefits to the individual and economic benefits to both the individual and society.This should be sought even when there is no admission of liability by the defender of the claim, because early treatment can have long-term impact on both their ability to recover and the time it takes them to do so.
Even when there is no immediate admission of liability, the defender is encouraged to consider whether there may be a partial admission later on in the claim, in order to agree to rehabilitation. Advice on applying for statutory benefits such as Personal Independence Payments and about your rights as a disabled person will be offered additionally, if these might be useful for a short period or longer term.
It is especially important to retain the services of a specialist personal injury solicitor for compensation claims involving a major change to your life such as the loss of sight from one or both of your eyes. Emotional reactions can restrict a person’s ability to follow procedures within the time limit allowed and physical injuries can unfortunately cause additional restrictions to seeking help.
It is important to make a claim quickly yet thoroughly and a solicitor can help you with this process.
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