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Sight loss can affect every aspect of your day-to-day life, from your work to your family and your relationships. The consequences are life changing, impacting what you do and where you go.
If you or a family member has lost your sight as a result of either an injury due to somebody else’s mistake or following negligent medical treatment, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Our specialist personal injury solicitors have years of experience helping people who’ve lost their sight claim compensation. We’ve helped people make sight loss claims including:
- Brain and head injury claims
- Accidents at work claims
- Road traffic accident claims
- Medical negligence claims
- Sports accident claims
- Cycling accident claims
- Horse riding accident claims
- Serious criminal assault claims
Moving forward with your life after an eye injury can be challenging but compensation can help you pay for any rehabilitation or home adaptions, to help you get your life back on track. Our expert team have close ties with rehabilitation centres and support groups and can help you find any support that you need.
What support will I need after losing my sight?
Adjusting to life after losing your sight or suffering an eye injury can be difficult, but there are options available to support you and make your life easier:
- Adaptations to your home
- Specialist equipment and devices
- Psychological support and counselling
- Occupational therapy
- Retraining and career planning, if you are not able to return to the same job
- Social care and support
Our expert personal injury solicitors will work to secure you the maximum possible compensation for your loss of sight injury. We also understand that it’s not just about the money – we can make sure you benefit from the best available care providers including medical treatment, rehabilitation and specialist sight loss support.
How can Novum Law help me?
Our team of specialist personal injury solicitors are experts in securing the maximum possible compensation for people with serious, life-changing injuries.
We know that being seriously injured can be a devastating experience, affecting you mentally as well as physically. Our team will help you access the best possible treatments, rehabilitation and support.
We can help secure interim payments during your claim before the final settlement is agreed to pay for vital therapies or home adaptations. Find out more about interim payments.
We offer No Win No Fee , which means you can make a serious fractures claim with no hidden costs. Our expert team will keep you up-to-date at every step of the process.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. The general rule is that you have three years from the date of the accident or the date when you realised your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence.
If you are claiming on behalf of a child, you can claim at any time until the child turns 18. When the child turns 18, they can bring a claim in their own right but the three year time limit will then apply and they will have until they are 21 to do so.
There are exceptions to this rule. For example, there is no time limit for people who don’t have the mental capacity to make legal decisions and different time limits apply for some injuries or illnesses sustained abroad.
Time can be a critical factor in compensation claims, so it’s important to get in touch with our specialist personal injury team as soon as possible for expert advice.
The compensation you receive depends on the severity of your blindness and the impact on your life. Severe, life-changing injuries will involve more compensation to cover medical bills, rehabilitation, care and support, adaptations to the home and loss of earnings and pension.
Starting a loss of sight compensation claim is straightforward. To begin your claim, contact us on Freephone 0800 884 0777 or online for a free, no obligation chat. Click here to learn more about our team and the high level of expertise in your area of injury.
After an initial consultation phone call, your specialist solicitor will come to visit you in your home – or a location at your convenience – to discuss the details of your claim. This will include information such as how your injuries occurred and the impact that your injuries have on your day-to-day life, so they can understand your needs and advise you on the compensation you may be able to claim.
Our legal expert will also use this as an opportunity to talk you through the process of making a claim and to explain your funding options and any relevant paperwork for making your claim.
From that point on, your solicitor will pursue your claim on your behalf. The next step will be to contact the defendant’s insurers and to start gathering evidence to support your claim, liaising with medical experts and healthcare providers to access your records. Your solicitor will keep you updated as your claim progresses and at every step of the process.
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If you have a question that is not listed above, please visit our FAQs page. Alternatively, please call our specialist team on Freephone 0800 884 0777 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation chat.