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Black Eye Claims
An experienced and reputable solicitor explains the important aspects of black eye compensation claims alongside related injuries to the eyes.
Eye injuries range in severity and in some cases, can cause the affected party issues in leading a normal life.
Depending on the nature of the injury sustained, the pain and suffering can be very intense which is why, here at Tyler’s Solicitors, we take injuries of this nature very seriously.
Black eyes physically look very unprofessional and many employers grant employees time off until the bruised, inflamed areas heal. This causes loss of income for the employee which is why, here at Tyler’s Solicitors we ensure you get the compensation you deserve in order to cover costs in sicknesses as well as inconveniences caused.
The key aspects of eye injuries
The human eye consists of the pupil, cornea and the iris which are positioned in the front of the eye controlling the amount of light that reaches the eye’s lens. Your eyes also houses the lens, retina and the optical nerve which each play an important role in ensuring proper functioning of the eye.
What criteria does a solicitor use when deciding how much compensation to ask for in case of an eye injury?
In the United Kingdom, solicitors look at two aspects when dealing with eye injuries which include: the level of pain and suffering the injury has caused the injured party and the financial losses the injured person underwent.
With regard to pain and suffering, your solicitor will complete some in-depth research surrounding past cases assessing how much compensation, on average, injuries of this nature was awarded by the court.
Your solicitor will use this information, combined with the circumstances around your injury and make an educated judgement on the amount of compensation you’re likely to receive.
The exact amount is determined by an array of factors such as the cause of the problem, the level of pain sustained, the length which the symptoms existed, how the injury impacted your day to day life and any financial losses caused.
Here at Tyler’s Solicitors, we’ll request you submit a detailed amount of information including proof of medical expenditure, loss of earnings (if any) and causes and circumstantial information. We advise all clients to photograph as much evidence as possible in order to put the strongest case forward on your behalf.
How much compensation am I likely to receive for a black eye or eye injury?
The following are compensation amounts for cases that were recently concluded:
- Minor eye injuries: These kind of injuries cover symptoms that are not permanent and which doesn’t last for more than a few months. The compensation payout is within the range of £1,600 and £3,000.
- Minor injuries accompanies by painful symptoms: An amount of £3,000 to £6,500 is paid out to people who suffer pain in their eyes because of coming into contact with chemicals or direct contact from the front.
- Compensation for destroyed vision: In instances where the eye’s vision is permanently and badly affected, the compensation can be in the tune of £6500 to £30,000.
- Compensation amount when one eye becomes blind: A compensation of up to £40,000 is awarded if one eye is blinded.
- Blindness in both eyes: An average compensation of up to a £200,000 is paid out if both of the eyes go blind.
Please note, each case is different and compensation claim are subject to circumstances and the length of time the injured party suffers, therefore awards may vary.
Eye injuries: the main causes
- Blows or strikes
Black eyes, are a common type of injury usually caused by a blow or strike to the face.
This is where the tissue around the eyes bruise and blood rises to the skins surface turning the affected areas purple or black in colour.
- Chemical Burns
Chemical burns are among the most common injuries to effect the eyes.
When health and safety precautions aren’t followed properly, chemicals can cause serious damages to your eyes through spraying, splashing or when transferred through the hand.
Injuries of this nature are renowned for being very painful causing burning sensations to the eye. If you’ve suffered chemical burn injuries to the eyes which wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Tyler’s Solicitors today for information, advice and guidance on your compensation claim.
- Corneal Abrasion
A corneal abrasion is a scratch to the skin which covers the eye. Corneal Abrasion injuries may lead to light sensitivity, tearing and a high level of sensitivity to light.
- Lacerations of the Conjunctiva
The conjunctiva is the mucous membrane which lines the eyelids Lacerations of the conjunctiva and eyelid can occur when a person falls causing cuts to the eyelids. Common symptoms of which include:
- Eye redness
- Watering of the eyes
- Eye Irritation
- Eye Discharge
- Fractured Orbit
A fractured orbit is another common injury of the eyes occurring when the eye or the face is struck with blunt object. When suffering from a fractured orbit, the injured party will suffer from bruising (a black eye), double vision, swelling of the eye and excruciating pain.
What should I do if I suffer an eye injury?
Talk to Tyler’s Solicitors who’re experienced in dealing with personal injury cases.
Claiming compensation for black eye injuries is a process which requires a high level of accuracy and precision and must therefore be dealt with by experienced, educated law professionals. Here at Tyler’s Solicitors, we’re committed to ensuring you receive the highest level of support and the best representative during your compensation case.
For more information, contact Tyler’s Solicitors today and let us help you claim the compensation you deserve.