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Eye Injuries

Eye injuries can be devastating - call us to find out if you can make a claim.

Have you suffered an eye injury?

We know that suffering an eye injury can put your life on hold. Eye injury recovery can take time and be painful. It may also lead to you having to take time off work and experiencing financial losses. 

If you've suffered an eye injury and it was someone else's fault, you might be able to make an eye injury compensation claim. 

Claiming compensation can help you recover some of the financial losses you've experienced because of your injury. It can also help you pay for any further treatments you might need to help your recovery, helping you return to your daily life quicker. 

If you think you might have a eye injury compensation claim you can contact us today on 

All of our calls are free and confidential and you're under no obligation to claim when you contact us. 

Making an eye injury compensation claim

If you think you might have an injury to your eye, it's worth speaking to a medical professional. 

Eye injuries can range from minor afflictions, which cause temporary discomfort, to the most serious types of eye injury, causing permanent blindness. Your eyes are very sensitive and as well as loss of sight, injuries to your eyes can cause large amount of pain.

When you contact us about your eye injury compensation, we'll ask you some details about your experience. We'll be looking to understand what caused the injury, when it was caused, and any affects it has had on your life since. This can range from the care a loved one has provided for you, to psychological trauma you’ve suffered because of your injury, to time off work you’ve had to take.

We’ll be assessing if you have a claim for compensation. If we think you do have a valid claim we can put you in contact with a specialist solicitor. 

The amount of compensation you are awarded is based on your injuries and determined by an independent medical report, as well as the length of time it took to recover.

Types of eye injury

Eye injuries can be caused by the eye area being hit and injured by an object. Injuries to the eye can also include burns, cuts, scratches and irritation.

Small objects travelling at a high speed are the most likely to cause serious eye injuries. Examples of these objects include glass or other objects propelled at the eye during a car accident, and stones thrown up at high speed by lawnmowers.

We know that your experience will be unique to you. So if you've experienced an injury caused by an example not listed about, don't worry. Our legally trained advisors can listen to your experience and advise you on whether you have a compensation claim. You can speak to them today on  0800 376 01500800 376 0150

Paul contacted us after he suffered an eye injury in a car accident, as a passenger.

Eye injury symptoms

If you are suffering from an eye injury, your symptoms will vary, depending on how the injury occurred. Below are some of the most common eye injury symptoms.

  • Foreign bodies: If something has become stuck in your eye, it can cause a mixture of symptoms, including blurred vision, pain, light sensitivity and tears. You may also be able to feel that there is something stuck in your eye. However, if an object has become lodged deeper into the eye, you may not have any symptoms at all.
  • Iritis: This is an inflammation of the iris and it occurs following an eye injury such as a blow to the eye. Symptoms can include decreased vision, an aching sensation, light sensitivity and increased tearing, and the condition usually requires medical treatment.
  • Scratches: If you have a scratch on the cornea (the outer surface of the eye), the symptoms may be similar to having a foreign object stuck in your eye. They could include a sensation that something is stuck in the eye, increased tearing, sensitivity to light and pain.
  • Chemical eye injuries: If your eye has been injured as a result of chemical exposure, your eye may turn red and the eyelids could become swollen. You are also likely to feel pain or a burning sensation.
  • Bleeding: If you have noticed a red area on the eye, it may seem worrying. However, this is usually due to a burst blood vessel on the eye’s surface and should heal slowly without any symptoms.
  • Fracture: an orbital fracture will cause symptoms such as swelling, double vision, pain (particularly with movement of the eyes) and bruising.
  • Light induced eye injuries: if the eye has been injured by ultraviolet light, symptoms could include a feeling that something is in the eye, light sensitivity, redness and pain.

Are you ready to see if you have a compensation claim?

If your eye injury was caused by someone else's negligence or in an accident caused by somebody else, you may be able to make a compensation claim. 

You can begin your claim by calling us on  0800 376 01500800 376 0150or by completing your details in the form below.

When we speak to you you’re under no obligation to claim. We’ll listen to your experience, answer any questions you might have and advise if we think you have a valid claim. We’ll ask your permission before we pass your details on to our specialist solicitors.

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