Work related eye accidents can be devastating
If you have injured your eye in a non-fault accident at work within the last 3 years then you may be entitled to make an eye injury compensation claim. Our Lincolnshire based personal injury solicitors specialise in work related claims for compensation and have helped countless clients receive compensation for their eye injuries.
Contact our Lincolnshire eye injury compensation solicitors today by calling 01507 609027 to discuss your eye injury claim.
Eye Injury Compensation Solicitors in Lincolnshire
All employers in the UK are required by law to provide a safe working environment for their staff. If an employer falls foul of this duty of care and one of their employees sustains an eye injury as a result of their negligence then it is likely an eye injury compensation claim could be made against them.
We offer all new clients a free and no obligation initial phone consultation, during which we will discuss your accident and advise you on the merits of your potential eye injury compensation claim.
Was your employer at fault for the accident?
If you have sustained an eye injury at work you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. If your employer was at fault for the injury, you are eligible to make a claim against them. Even if you are safe employed, you are owed a duty of care to ensure you are not at risk of sustaining an injury whilst carrying out your duties.
If your employer failed to carry out sufficient risk assessment or maintain machinery and equipment to a good state of repair then they may be deemed negligent. Other examples of employers failing their employees include not providing sufficient training in how to use machinery and equipment safely and properly and not providing staff with the relevant personal protective equipment (PPE).
If you are unsure of whether you can claim compensation for your eye injury then contact us today for expert legal advice.
How much compensation can you claim for an eye injury at work?
The amount of compensation you could expect to receive for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries are based on a set of national guidelines. These figures do not include any special damages, which include loss of past, current and future earnings and the cost of future care and medical treatment.
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive for an eye injury depends on a number of factors including the severity of your injury and how long it takes for your sight to recover, if ever.
These figures are used as guidelines only.
- Total blindness – Approximately £175,000
- Loss of sight in one eye, reduced sight in another – £42,000 to £118,000
- Total loss of sight in one eye – £36,000 to 43,000
- Incomplete loss in one eye – £15,500 to £25,750
- Minor, permanent impairment – £8,250 – £13,750
- Minor eye injury – £2,600 to £5,75
How long do I have to make my work accident claim?
The law in England & Wales states that there is a 3 year period from the date of the accident in which you are able to make a claim.
Every work related eye accident claim is different and has its own set of circumstances. We recommend you seek legal advice as soon as possible to avoid missing this strict claim time limits.
How much will an eye injury compensation claim cost?
We fund all of our work related eye injury compensation claims using Conditional Fee Agreements. These agreements also commonly referred to as a “CFA” or a “No Win, No Fee Agreements”.
The nature of these agreements means that law firms take all the financial risk and not the client. If a claim fails, the law firm is not paid and the client does not have to pay any solicitor’s fees for their time. For taking this risk, it is common for law firms to agree with a client that they will be paid a percentage of the client’s compensation at the end of a successful claim. Law firms fees are mostly paid by the insurers of the losing party and no upfront fees are required to be paid by the client to get a claim up and running.
For more information about No Win No Fee agreements, please contact us.
Contact Nigel Askew Solicitors
To find out if you can make an eye injury compensation claim contact our Lincolnshire solicitors today on 01507 609027 or complete an online enquiry form and we will contact you at your convenience to discuss your enquiry in detail.
We offer all new clients a free and no obligation initial phone consultation during which we will discuss the merits of your potential claim.
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