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Loss of sight is a serious condition that can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. It can make it difficult or impossible to work, drive, and perform everyday tasks. Suffering from one of these injuries could result in a loss of sight claim.
Personal injury accidents are a common cause of loss of sight in the UK. These accidents can happen anywhere, at home, at work, or on the road. Some of the most common types of personal injury accidents that can lead to loss of sight include:
Medical negligence can also lead to loss of sight. This can happen when a doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional makes a mistake during a diagnosis, treatment, or procedure. Some of the most common examples include:
Eye diseases can also cause loss of sight. Some of the most common eye diseases that can lead to blindness include:
There are a number of other factors that can cause loss of sight, including:
Blackwater Law medical negligence solicitors represented Mr Shaw after doctors ignored a blood test which led to necrotising fasciitis and sepsis.
There are several things that people can do to reduce their risk of losing their sight, such as:
If you have lost your sight because of a personal injury accident or medical negligence, you may be entitled to make a no-win, no-fee compensation claim. A successful compensation claim can help you to cover the costs of your medical treatment, rehabilitation, and lost earnings.
For your claim to be successful, you must prove:
This can be a complex process, so it is important to seek legal advice from a specialist personal or clinical negligence solicitor, such as those at Blackwater Law. For free initial advice and support make a a compensation claim for loss of sight.