The loss of eyesight due to an eye injury is one of the most devastating injuries that can occur in an accident. If you have lost, or partially lost, your eyesight due to negligent behaviour by a third party, you may be able to bring a claim for compensation against the individual or the organisation that is at fault for your injury. On this page, you will find general information to consider before making your claim, together with details of how our personal injury team can help you.
Here at McCarthy + Co, we have been assisting people who have sustained life-changing injuries due to the negligence of employers, healthcare providers, and other organisations, for several decades. When you contact us, one of our specialist personal injury solicitors will listen to your case, help you determine the likelihood that you will win, then guide you towards securing the compensation that you deserve.
Bringing an eye injury compensation claim
There are many different scenarios where serious eye injuries can occur due to the negligence of a third party. Below are some examples of common situations that can result in successful compensation claims against the negligent party.
- Inadequate equipment provided in a work environment – for example, missing safety goggles, glasses, or face shields.
- Faulty machinery or equipment in a work environment – where the employer failed to carry out regular safety inspections.
- A lack of training to operate potentially dangerous machinery – for example, processing equipment in a factory environment.
- Improper storage or usage of dangerous chemicals – resulting in the chemicals making contact with the employee’s eye.
- Military or emergency services accidents – for example, injuries sustained in a combat training scenario or by paramedics responding to an emergency call.
If you have sustained an eye injury in a circumstance similar to those above, you should seek assistance with documenting exactly what happened and gathering any necessary evidence regarding the accident, for example, CCTV footage from your place of work. Should you require assistance with this, please contact our team today.
Some links relating to eye injuries that you may find useful:
- Medical Optics – Dealing with Common Eye Injuries
- Irish Times – Increase in Eye Injuries
- AAO – Recognizing and Treating Eye Injuries
About McCarthy + Co
With more than 30 years of experience in dealing with personal injury claims, McCarthy + Co. has experience bringing claims relating to many different types of accidents at work in public spaces. We are a family-run business, who pride ourselves on offering honest, impartial, and helpful advice.
Our offices are based in Dublin and Cork, but we work with clients throughout Ireland in locations ranging from Galway to Waterford. You can count on us for legal advice, guidance, and assistance on any form of personal injury.
If you have suffered a serious eye injury due to third-party negligence, contact our solicitors today to make a start on your claim or gather more information. Call us on 1800 390 555 and an experienced member of staff will discuss your situation and potential next steps. You can also email on email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
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