Compensation is awarded based on the symptoms of your injury, and not the type of injury suffered. This means the values given are only estimates and should not be used as a reference for how much compensation you should expect to receive for your case.

Whilst we do make an effort to keep the information on this website as accurate and up-to-date as possible, you should only treat this information as a guideline. We do not accept liability for any inaccurate or out-of-date information contained on this website at any given time.

A list of the most common eye injuries, sight injuries and their claim worth can be found below.

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Minor eye injuries (£1,600 ~ £6,600)

You could be awarded between £1,600 and £6,600 as compensation for suffering a minor eye injury in an accident.

Eye injuries where a full recovery is made within 6 months are classed as minor eye injuries. This includes temporary loss of vision, as well as bruising to the eye and eye socket fractures. Eye injuries are often caused by impact trauma to the eye, but can also be caused by exposure to toxic fumes such as smoke and chemical burns from being splashed with corrosive liquid.

Find out how we can help if you have suffered loss of sight in an accident.

Moderate eye injuries (£6,900 ~ £30,000)

You could be awarded between £6,900 and £30,000 as compensation for suffering a moderate eye injury in an accident.

The major difference between moderate and minor eye injuries is that the deterioration in vision for moderate eye injuries is permanent. Symptoms can include double vision, sensitivity to bright light and significant reduction of vision but not a total loss.

Find out how we can help if you have suffered loss of sight in an accident.

Loss of one eye (£41,600 ~ £136,700)

You could be awarded between £41,600 and £136,700 as compensation for suffering a loss of an eye in a serious accident.

The loss of an eye will not only result in blindness but also cosmetic deformity, both of which can be claimed for. The amount of compensation to be awarded will depend on your age, as well as the deterioration in vision in your remaining eye.

Find out how we can help if you have suffered loss of sight in an accident.

Blindness (£37,400 ~ £204,200)

You could be awarded between £37,400 and £204,200 as compensation for suffering total loss of sight in a serious accident.

For partial loss of sight or temporary loss of sight, see minor or moderate eye injuries. This bracket applies to victims who have suffered a total loss of sight in one or both eyes. The loss of vision can be caused in different situations including eye contact with toxic chemicals; crush injuries in impact accidents; pierced or damaged by objects; burnt by high powered lasers; medical negligence during eye surgery and more.

Find out how we can help if you have suffered loss of sight in an accident.

Can’t find your injury?

Don’t worry if you cannot find your injury or condition. You can still claim even if your injury is not listed as there are too many injuries to cover. If your doctor has diagnosed that you are suffering from an injury or condition, and you think it could be the result of a recent accident or incident, then bring your claim to us and we can help you look into it.

Claiming compensation for an eye injury

Have you suffered an eye or sight injury that wasn’t your fault? If yes, then call us today for expert advice in your free initial consultation. We are personal injury specialists and deal with eye and sight injury claims regularly. We can genuinely offer you the most relevant injury advice for your claim.

If we can help you, then we will support and guide you from your very first call till the end of your claim. We can provide you with the resources to fight your claim. We can support you with your recovery, treatment and more. Unless stated otherwise, all of our claims are no win no fee.

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