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Sight loss injuries
can have devastating effects

Loss of Eyesight

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Loss of Eyesight – Thousands of people make successful claims every year

Your eyesight is precious and while temporary damage to the eye may cause inconvenience a major eye injury that results in loss of eyesight can have a catastrophic impact on you and your family.

A serious eye injury could mean you’ll never be able to work or drive again and will never see your kids smile or grow up. Eye injuries and loss of sight can happen in all sorts of accidents, including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, slipping or tripping accidents or while on holiday.

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Sharp objects inflict serious damage to the eyes while chemicals can cause burns resulting in loss of sight or blindness. At work, grit or swarf can cause damage to the eyeball, particularly if appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as goggles has not been provided. A blow to the head or any type of head trauma can lead to loss of sight or blindness either directly through nerve damage or through brain injury.

Any extent of sight loss due to negligence can be a devastating thing for a person to experience. This may mean that a person loses the ability to complete simple tasks around the home, continue employment or, in many circumstances, lead an independent life. These potentially extreme changes in an injured person’s overall capability means it can be a challenging time for them and their loved ones, both financially and emotionally.

Loss of sight has two categories: the first according to its extent and the second its severity:

1. Extent: Total Or Partial

2. Severity: Permanent or Temporary

  • Brain Injuries
  • Bright Lights
  • Workplace Tools And Utensils
  • Medical Negligence
  • Dust, Particles And Chemicals
The psychological effects of losing the ability to see can be debilitating, with many people suffering from depression due to a lack of confidence in their ability to complete tasks they previously considered simple.
Sight loss injuries can have devastating effects on all aspects of a person’s life as well as the lives of those closest to them.
It is sensible to recognise the difficulties that may be faced by a person who is forced to adapt after losing their sight.

Physical Effects

Psychological Effects

The treatment, rehabilitation and therapy provided for those with sight loss aims to allow the injured person to have a good quality of life by maximising their independence by teaching techniques for them to live independently with their disability.

Stages Of Treatment And Rehabilitation

Types Of Therapy

  • Pain, discomfort and disability caused
  • Medication and or equipment costs
  • Loss of earnings
  • Reduction in life expectancy
  • Treatment costs including travel expenses

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It doesn’t stop there…

Edwards Duthie provide you with help and advice along the way. We also refer you for additional support so that you are able to adjust to new circumstances following the Eyesight injury. We can advise about care, rehabilitation and life skills; providing you with any essential custom aids and appliances.

Whatever is needed for you and your case, we help to put it in place.

Edwards Duthie will help you with your Personal Injury claim efficiently and as quickly as possible

If you or someone you know is in this situation, we understand what you’re going through. Support for anyone adjusting to life after sustaining Sight loss is imperative and that’s why we’re here to help you. We specialise in high-level injury cases and are proud of our ongoing achievements allowing us to secure multi-million pound compensation awards for our clients providing life-long financial stability.

It doesn’t stop there, with Edwards Duthie we provide you with help and advice along the way. We can advise about care, rehabilitation and life skills; providing you with any essential custom aids and appliances. Whatever is needed for you and your case, we help to put it in place. We understand how difficult life can be so we lift the burden from you, bringing you peace of mind and a secure future after loss of sight injury.

Call us now on 020 8514 9000 to speak in confidence with one of our injury lawyers.

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