Eye injury claims in Brisbane, Gold Coast, QLD and the ACT
Sight is arguably our most important sense. It’s how we take in the world around us and protect ourselves from danger.
Even a minor eye injury can have a devastating impact on the victim’s lifestyle as any loss of vision makes it difficult to do everyday tasks.
If you’ve suffered an eye injury as a result of someone else’s negligence then you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.
The Personal Injury Lawyers are experts in eye injury compensation claims. We bring trusted legal expertise to help our clients achieve the highest possible payout after sustaining an eye injury.
Typical causes of eye injuries
Suffering any type of eye injury is a discomforting experience. Some are only superficial injuries, like poking yourself in the eye with your finger, and don’t require medical attention. Others can have serious long-term consequences. A penetrating wound to your eye could result in the total loss of sight or even the damaged eye needing to be removed.
Eye injuries are usually caused by some type of foreign object coming into contact with the eyeball. Every year more than 10,000 people in Australia suffer eye injuries so severe that they require hospital admission, according to a study from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The most common eye injuries include:
- Blunt force trauma when the eye sustains a hit or blow. Black eyes are a common blunt force injury while more severe blows could lead to a fractured eye socket.
- Scratches and abrasions can damage the eyelids or the eyeball itself. Scratches result in pain and discomfort while some loss of vision is also typical.
- Foreign objects like sand, wood splinters and metal shavings can enter and damage the eye. Sharp objects may also pierce the eyeball or soft tissue around the eye.
- Chemical burns are the result of chemicals coming into contact with the eye. The damage ranges from minor irritation and redness to permanent loss of sight.
- Radiation burns occur due to overexposure to ultraviolet light, whether from natural or artificial sources, and can result in similar injuries to chemical burns.
- Medical negligence during surgery, such as LASIK, or from being mistreated or misdiagnosed by a medical professional can cause serious damage to the eye.
If you have suffered any type of eye injury through no fault of your own, then The Personal Injuries Lawyers are here to assist with your compensation claim.
Our no win no fee guarantee means you have nothing to lose. We can help you get the compensation you deserve to cover the financial and recovery costs as a result of your eye injury.
Personal injury compensation calculator & payout guide
‘How much compensation can I get’ is a popular question we are often asked. You’re welcome at any time to contact us for a personalised free claim assessment which is tailored to your circumstances.
You can also use our personal injury compensation calculator payout and injury guide, and calculate what compensation payout amount you may receive for your accident and injuries.
Eye injuries in the workplace are unfortunately all too common. They are most often caused by a failure to provide personal protective equipment such as safety glasses and face shields. More than a quarter of all work-related injuries in Queensland that required a trip to the emergency department were sustained to the eyes, according to Safe Work Australia.
Jobs that require workers to use power tools for cutting, drilling, sanding and welding pose a high risk for eye injuries. Dusty environments, chemicals, excessive lights and compressed air also have the potential to cause serious eye damage. Employers must provide a safe work environment including appropriate eye protection. If you have suffered an eye injury as a result of a workplace accident then you may have a case to pursue workers compensation.
Eye injuries which cause any loss of vision will make it impossible to carry out your regular duties. That means you will need to take time off work while you recover. Speak to The Personal Injury Lawyers for expert guidance about workers compensation claims.
Our experienced team can start your claim and help gather evidence even if you are unsure who is at fault after you sustain an eye injury at work.
How much compensation for an eye injury?
The average payouts for eye injury compensation claims depend on how much the injury has impacted your quality of life. The pain and discomfort of even a minor eye injury can affect your ability to work and go about your daily routine.
In more severe cases, an eye injury can lead to ongoing complications including blindness or even the removal of the affected eye. The amount of compensation you receive for a loss of eye settlement will be significantly higher than a case where there is no permanent damage.
Once you know more about the circumstances of your eye injury, we can give you a detailed estimate for how much you may be awarded for your compensation claim. We will guide you through every step of the process so you can focus on recovery after you’ve suffered an eye injury.
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