Your eyes are one of your most precious assets. You rely on them for nearly everything you do, so even a temporary injury can seriously affect your ability to live independently, earn a living, and enjoy the pleasures of life. Unfortunately, many eye injury victims will suffer permanent and irreparable damage, including loss of vision or physical disfigurement.
Common Causes of Eye Injuries in Scotland
Eye injuries can result from physical trauma, foreign objects, medications, or chemical irritants. While modern medical technology has made great advances in the treatment of eye injuries, victims can still face high medical bills and increased living expenses during their recoveries.
If your eyes were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should not have to bear the lifelong consequences alone. The serious injury lawyers at Conway Accident Law Practice can address your immediate concerns, your goals for the future, and help you, get the specialist care you need while you wait for your claim to be resolved. Call us today or fill out our enquiry form to set up your no-obligation chat with a member of our legal team.
We can help with injuries resulting from:
- Road traffic accidents. A car accident may damage the eyes through blunt trauma to the head, shards of glass or sharp objects entering the eye, or smoke and fire exposure at the scene of the crash. A negligent driver could be held liable for injury costs if a car accident damages one or both of a victim’s eyes.
- Work injuries. Many people suffer eye damage as a result of small particles (such as sand or splinters) or foreign objects becoming lodged in the eye. If these are not properly removed, victims may suffer scratches on the cornea or a buildup of scar tissue on the retina. In addition, damage from a foreign particle opens the eye up to possible bacterial infection, which can cause complications ranging from temporary blindness to the removal of the eye. If your eye injury occurred in the workplace, your employer may be responsible for the costs of the incident.
- Construction site accidents. Electricity, heat, UV radiation, and industrial chemicals all pose a risk of eye injury to workers on a construction site. Workers are also at higher risk of retinal detachment and vision loss as a result of falls and physical trauma. Employers may be liable for these injuries if they did not take proper safety precautions or did not provide adequate protective gear that could have prevented the injury.
- Defective products. While any malfunctioning product could cause an eye injury, chemical products are the most common cause of eye damage. Companies that make contact lenses, cosmetics, soaps, solvents, and other chemical compounds may be held liable if they did not properly test or label their products before releasing them to the public.
Eye Injury Victims Are Entitled to Compensation for Their Suffering
The ongoing recovery for an eye injury can be stressful and frightening. You may be unable to return to your previous line of work, forcing you to accept a different standard of living. Combined with the effect that vision changes can have on your leisure activities, an eye injury can have a devastating impact on your emotional and mental wellbeing.
Our Glasgow injury attorneys work to get you all that you are entitled to after someone else’s negligence causes your suffering. We help you collect your rightful public benefits, determine if you may be able to file an injury claim, accurately calculate the amount of compensation you deserve for medical bills and lost income, and ensure you receive an amount that will cover the costs you will incur for the rest of your life.
There is only a short period of time to bring an injury claim in Scotland, so you should seek legal advice on your claim as soon as possible. To get started, contact us today by calling 0800 009 6953 or complete our online contact form.