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Eye Injury Claims & Loss of Sight Compensation Claim Lawyers

An Eye Injury Claim is the crucial legal process you can use if you suffered an injury to the eye or loss of sight because of an accident caused by a third party.

At Brian Barr Solicitors we are compassionate advocates who genuinely care about your well-being – you can trust that your case will be handled with the utmost care, diligence, and expertise. With more than 60 years of combined experience, Brian Barr specialises in helping individuals receive compensation for their injuries. We understand that an eye injury can result in more than just loss of sight, it can also lead to significant physical and emotional changes. At Brian Barr, we are here to support you through every step of the legal process.

If you have suffered an eye injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you are entitled to compensation to help recover the losses you have suffered and provide support for the challenges ahead.


Am I eligible to make an Eye Injury Claim?

Suffering a serious eye injury or loss of sight can have incredibly deep effects on your life. You may find yourself with temporary, long-term, or even permanent damage, all of which can affect your personal, professional, and social life.

In order to be considered eligible for an eye injury or loss of sight claim for compensation, you must generally be able to prove that:

  • You were involved in an accident or series of events caused by the negligence of a third party.
  • The injury you suffered was directly related to the accident or event.
  • The party responsible for the accident(s) owed you a duty of care.

If there three principles can be proven, you are eligible to make a claim for an eye injury.

With the support of the legal specialists at Brian Barr Solicitors, you can be sure of the best possible outcome for your case. We can help you document evidence and records to build a strong case and get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to find out how we can help.

What is the process of making an Eye Injury Compensation Claim?

Facing a compensation claim for an eye injury or loss of sight does not have to be daunting. Our expert Eye Injury Lawyers have decades of experience supporting claimants through the process, and can help you navigate the legalities of your claim with minimal stress. Generally, the process to claim compensation for an eye injury will be as follows:

  • Initial consultation to understand the context of the accident and the injury. This will also help us understand who was involved and who is responsible.
  • Evidence collection, including medical records, reports and assessments made by the specialist medical professionals in our extensive network
  • Calculate your compensation amount based on the Judicial College Guidelines and your individual losses and expenses.

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  • Negotiate a settlement with the responsible party. We will guide you through this process and advise you on how we can help you reach the best outcome.
  • Although rare, we may advise you to bring your case to court. In this case, our Eye Injury Lawyers are highly experienced, and will not settle for anything but the best for your circumstances.

We will always act to defend your best interests, and provide tailored legal advice to reach an outcome you are satisfied with. Our personal injury lawyers consistently achieve amazing results for clients, often settling cases for much higher than other firms had predicted for the same case.

Why choose Brian Barr Solicitors for my Eye Injury Claim?

We understand that embarking on a personal injury claim can be a daunting and emotionally challenging journey. That’s why we’re here to offer more than just legal expertise – we offer compassion, empathy, and unwavering support every step of the way. Our mission is to make your claims process as smooth, stress-free, and compassionate as possible. This is underpinned by:

  1. Listening and understanding your story, your concerns and your unique needs. Understanding your situation in-depth allows us to tailor our approach to your specific circumstances.
  2. We never compromise on legal expertise. Our team consists of highly skilled specialists who are well-versed in personal injury law for serious and catastrophic injuries, ensuring that your case is handled with the utmost competence.
  1. Transparent communication is a given. Throughout the claims process, we will keep you informed, explain complex legal matters in plain language, and promptly respond to your questions and concerns.
  2. Personal service – every case is unique, and we recognise that. We will develop a personalised legal strategy tailored to your specific needs and the details of your claim – our goal is to secure the best possible outcome for you.
  3. We’re committed to seeking justice on your behalf and negotiating a fair settlement for your accident.

Your vision matters. If you or a loved one has experienced an eye injury or sight loss due to the negligence of others, contact us today and we’ll evaluate your claim and get the ball rolling.

What compensation am I entitled to if I have suffered loss of sight in one or both eyes?

We’re committed to ensuring that those who have suffered such devastating injuries receive the compensation they rightfully deserve. Every case is unique and compensation will depend on the severity of the injury (whether it is one eye, both eyes, an injury or full sight loss) as well as the impact it has on your life.

Your compensation amount will be divided into two main parts: General Damages and Special Damages.

General damages are designed to compensate you for the accident and the resulting injuries only, either physical, mental, or emotional. This is also known as Pain, Suffering, and Loss of Amenities (PSLA).

Special damages are the part of your settlement which aims to cover all financial losses, expenses, and costs you have incurred because of the accident. Here’s a breakdown of what your special damages may include if you’ve suffered a loss of sight:

  1. Medical expenses: You’re entitled to compensation for all medical expenses related to your eye injury and vision loss. This includes the costs of surgeries, specialist doctor’s appointments and medical treatments, and medications.
  2. Rehabilitation costs: If your vision loss requires rehabilitation or visual aids such as adaptive technologies, magnifiers, or guide dogs, the expenses should also be covered.
  3. Loss of income: If your vision loss prevents you from working or significantly impairs your ability to earn a living, you may be entitled to compensation for the income you’ve lost, both in the past and projected future earnings.
  4. Care and assistance: If you require ongoing care and assistance with daily activities due to your vision loss, the cost of hiring carers or support services should be factored into your compensation. This can also be if your partner or family member needs to give up work to care for you.
  5. Home modifications: You may be entitled to compensation for home modifications, such as installing ramps, handrails, or making other necessary adjustments to accommodate your changed circumstances.
  6. Specialised equipment: Expenses for specialised equipment, such as screen readers, Braille displays, or adaptive software, can be considered for compensation.
  7. Psychological support: Compensation may be provided for the cost of therapy or counselling to address the emotional impact of vision loss.
  8. Legal costs: If you are eligible for compensation, we can represent you on a no win no fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t be liable for any legal costs. We also often support clients who are covered by an insurance policy for their accident.

It’s important to note that the specific compensation you’re entitled to can vary depending on the circumstances of your case and the severity of your injuries. Brian Barr are specialist solicitors who deal uniquely with serious and catastrophic injury compensation claims. We work with medical specialists to build you the strongest case possible so that you receive the maximum compensation to support your recovery and future well-being. It is important to always speak to specialists who understand both the physical and emotional damage caused by your accident so that your claim is not undervalued.

Is there a time limit to making an Eye Injury Claim?

If you suffered an eye injury involving loss of sight in England or Wales, it is important to start the claim process within 3 years from the date of the injury or the date when you discovered the extent of the injury. The latter may occur after the date of the accident.

However, under certain circumstances, you may be eligible for an extension on the time limit.

This applies to claims including those involving claimants:

  • Under 18 years of age
  • Lacking mental capacity
  • Injured in a criminal assault

To ensure that you start your claim in a timely manner and receive the compensation you deserve for your amputation, contact our  Eye Injury Claim Solicitors at Brian Barr today.


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Steven Akerman

Steven Akerman

Personal Injury Solicitor & Director, Brian Barr

Alex Cohen

Alex Cohen

Personal Injury Solicitor & Director, Brian Barr

Philip Cohen

Philip Cohen

Director, Brian Barr

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Contact our Eye Injury Solicitors Today

At Brian Barr Solicitors, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll eye injuries can take on your life. If you or a loved one has experienced an eye injury due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to support you in seeking the compensation you deserve.

We have been supporting claimants through the legal process of getting compensation for serious injuries for decades. From our offices in Manchester, our Eye Injury Lawyers have achieved outstanding results for individuals across the UK, often getting 6-figure settlements when other firms were valuing the case for much lower sums.

Our experienced Personal Injury Solicitors are dedicated to helping you on your path to recovery and justice, we provide support to clients all over England and Wales who have experienced serious injuries and are seeking compensation.

Contact our Serious Injury Solicitors today, we are committed to obtaining the best possible outcome for your claim and have the expertise to guide you through the process.

Our dedicated team specialises in helping clients of accidents leading to blindness / loss of partial sight, navigate the challenging legal terrain to secure the compensation they deserve. These are often due to:

    • Workplace accidents: whether it’s an industrial accident, construction site mishap, or chemical exposure, if you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, we can help you claim compensation.
    • Road traffic accidents: eye injuries and sight loss can result from car accidents, motorcycle accidents, or pedestrian incidents. We fight to secure compensation from at-fault parties and insurance companies.
  • Clinical negligence: many types of surgeries can lead to serious injury to the eyes and vision. With the rise of popularity of LASIK and LASEK procedures, these accidents have become common amongst opticians too..
  • Falls in public places: these can result in head injuries and eye trauma, potentially leading to blindness.
  • Physical assaults: violent incidents can cause eye injuries, including retinal detachments or damage to the optic nerve.
  • Sports injuries: high-impact sports or recreational activities can lead to eye injuries, especially if proper protective gear is not used.
  • Burns and explosive accidents: whether in an industrial setting or as a result of a criminal act, can cause severe burns and eye injuries, sometimes resulting in blindness.

Spillages or splashes of dangerous chemicals: if not treated immediately, the eyes can suffer significant damages when they come in contact with certain dangerous substances.

There are many types of eye injuries, all of which can have life-altering consequences. It’s important to recognise the types of injuries and their common symptoms.

  • Corneal abrasions: Symptoms include pain, redness, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, a feeling of something in the eye.
  • Foreign objects in the eye: Symptoms include discomfort, watering, blurred vision, the sensation of a foreign object in the eye.
  • Chemical burns: Symptoms include severe pain, redness, tearing, blurred vision, and, in some cases, vision loss.
  • Traumatic iritis (inflammation of the iris): Symptoms tend to include eye pain, sensitivity to light, blurred or cloudy vision, changes in the size of the pupil.
  • Hyphema (bleeding in the eye): Symptoms are visible blood in the front chamber of the eye, blurred vision, eye pain, sensitivity to light.
  • Retinal detachment: Symptoms include sudden onset of floaters, flashing lights, a curtain-like shadow across your visual field, and decreased vision.
  • Orbital fractures: Symptoms include swelling, bruising, pain when moving the eye, double vision, and changes in the position of the eye.

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