Sharp objects inflict serious damage to the eyes while chemicals can cause burns resulting in loss of sight or blindness. At work, grit or swarf can cause damage to the eyeball, particularly if appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as goggles has not been provided. A blow to the head or any type of head trauma can lead to loss of sight or blindness either directly through nerve damage or through brain injury.
Any extent of sight loss due to negligence can be a devastating thing for a person to experience. This may mean that a person loses the ability to complete simple tasks around the home, continue employment or, in many circumstances, lead an independent life. These potentially extreme changes in an injured person’s overall capability means it can be a challenging time for them and their loved ones, both financially and emotionally.