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Accident Injury Claim – Eyes & Sight

Your eyesight is one of your most precious senses. It is also one of the most delicate. Small and temporary damage to your eyes can cause you pain, inconvenience and may even cause you to take time off work, resulting in a loss of earnings. But a serious eye injury could result in a complete loss of vision and can have a devastating impact on the lives of you and your family.

Types of Eye Injuries

Damage to your eyes and sight can happen as a result of all kinds of accidents, such as a slip, trip or fall in public, a road traffic accident, an accident at work or whilst you’re on holiday.

There are many different types of eye injuries, and each of them can present different symptoms depending on how the injury occurred. Below are some of the most common eye injuries we deal with, and the symptoms they may present. With all of these injuries and symptoms it is recommended that you see your Doctor or optician.

  • Light induced – Sometimes strong sources of light, such as ultraviolet light, can damage your eye. Symptoms of light damage can include sensitivity to light, pain, redness and the feeling that there is something in your eye.
  • Scratches – A scratch to your cornea (the outer layer of your eye) can cause you to feel as though something is stuck in your eye. You may also experience sensitivity to light, pain and increased tearing.
  • Foreign objects – If a foreign body of any kind has entered your eye, then the amount of damage, and symptoms, can vary. As well as the uncomfortable feeling of something being stuck in your eye, you may also experience tearing, sensitivity to light, pain and blurred vision.
  • Fractures – If you have sustained an orbital fracture, you may feel pain, particularly when you move your eye, as well as double vision, bruising, pain and swelling.
  • Bleeding – A patch of red in the white of your eye may seem worrying. Bleeding in your eye is usually caused by the bursting of a blood vessel on the surface of your eye and although this will usually heal on its own, it may cause you some irritation.
  • Iritis – Iritis is a condition caused by the inflammation of the iris and is often caused by trauma such as being hit in the eye. With Iritis it is recommended that you seek medical attention and you may experience symptoms such as sensitivity to light, tearing, aching in your eye and decreased vision.

If you have suffered an injury or problem with your eyes or vision because of an accident that wasn’t your fault, then we can help you make a claim.

At Express Solicitors we have a team of highly trained lawyers who specialise in claims involving serious injuries. We are completely dedicated to ensuring you get the compensation you deserve. So call our team today to discuss your claim for free on 0161 904 4660.

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