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Eye Injury Claims Payout Calculator For All Manner Of Eye Injury And Blindness

Find out the parts of your eye which can be injured; how your solicitor calculates the amount of compensation eye injury claims are worth for pain & suffering / financial losses; examples of likely compensation settlements for different types of injuries to one and two eyes; concise compensation payout table with specialist solicitor free online & telephone legal help.

Table Of Eye Injury Claim Payouts In 2023

Our table deals with compensation for your pain and suffering only – known as general damages.

Read on for a fuller description of how these settlement figures were derived.

Remember – you will also be entitled to compensation for financial loss and expense caused as a direct result of your eye injury. These losses are known as special damages.

Eye InjuryClaim Payout
Temporary symptoms
£2,000 – £4,000
Painful temporary symptoms
£4,000 – £9,000
Permanent impaired vision
£9,000 – £21,000
One eye affected
£24,000 – £40,000
Blindness in one eye£49,000 – £55,000
Loss of one eye£55,000 – £66,000
Blindness in one eye +
Reduced vision in other eye
£64,000 – £180,000
Blindness in both eyesup to £269,000

What are eye injury compensation claims?

When your eye, a part of your eye or both eyes are injured as as a result of the negligence or breach of statutory duty by a person or business – you will likely be able to make an eye injury claim for compensation.

Watch out – your personal injury solicitor, must prove legal fault to succeed with your claim.

Who is responsible and how to provide fault will depend on the setting you suffered injury to your eye.

For example – your eye injury may be caused in a motor vehicle accident, from industrial disease, as a result of medical error, etc.

What are the parts of your eye that you might suffer injury to?

It will assist you to appreciate the main parts which make up your eye. Injury to each part will affect your ability to see in very different ways and so affect the amount of compensation your eye injury claim is worth.

For example a severed optic nerve at the back of your eye can cause blindness whereas damage to the lens at the front of your eye can lead to blurred or impaired vision.

The main parts of your eye include:

Cornea, iris and pupil

The cornea, the iris and the pupil are at the front of your eye. They function together to control the amount of light that is allowed to enter your eye and to reach the part of the eye known as the lens.


The lens takes all of the light passing into the front of your eye and focuses it onto your retina (witch processes the information) at the back of your eye. Muscles control the shape of your lens, which adjusts how the light is focused.


The retina is a nerve at the back of your eye which is photosensitive – in other words the nerve reacts to light reaching it by creating electrical impulses. These impulses are carried to the optical nerve and onto the brain.

Optical nerve

The optical nerve runs from the back of the eye to the brain – allowing the electrical impulses produced by the retina to pass along the optical nerve to the part of your brain responsible for sight. The impulses are processed into images in the brain.

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Eye Injury Compensation Claims

How does your solicitor calculate the amount of compensation you can claim?

Your solicitor looks at two main types of loss to decide how much compensation you can claim for eye injury claims.

Pain and suffering for the eye injury itself

Your solicitor will research previous eye injury claims decided in the past by the courts to see how much the law will allow to be claimed for the damage to your eye and eyesight.

The amount of compensation will depend on what exactly your eye problem is, whether it causes you pain, how long the symptoms last and how it affects your ability to enjoy your life – this is known as your “pain and suffering”.

Financial loss and expense caused as a direct result of your injury

The financial losses you suffer will be unique to you – your lawyer will ask for information and receipts to evaluate the amount to be claimed.

Financial losses include: lost income (past and predicted into the future), medical expenses, travel expenses and even rehabilitation expenses.

How much compensation can you claim for different types of eye injury?

Examples of compensation (for pain and suffering) for eye injury claims in 2023, include:

Minor temporary eye injuries

Eye injuries which have symptoms lasting for a few weeks with no permanent symptoms. You can expect an eye injury claim compensation payout between £2,000 – £4,000

Minor eye injuries with painful symptoms

Pain in your eye as from chemicals or from an impact with the front of your eye, but with symptoms which pass over time. You might receive a claim settlement of between £4,000 – £9,000

Permanent minor impairment of vision

Permanent impairment of vision might affect one or two eyes. It might include sensitivity to bright light or double vision. Your eye injury claim payout would likely be calculated between £9,000 – £21,000

Serious damage to the vision in one eye

Vision that is both badly and permanently affected in one of your eyes. You can expect a compensation settlement of between £24,000 – £40,000

Blindness in one eye

Total loss of sight in one eye will lead to a compensation payout of between £49,000 to £55,000

Loss of one eye (not just sight)

Loss of one eye itself (not just the sight in the eye – but the eye itself). Factors which will be taken into account include – the cosmetic effect of how you look, your age (younger people will be entitled to more compensation) and any psychological effect of the loss of your eye. Your eye injury claim payout would typically be calculated between £55,000 – £66,000

Loss of sight in one eye and reduced vision in the remaining eye

Blindness in one eye plus reduced vision in your remaining eye. To a certain degree the compensation calculations will depend on the extent of reduced vision in the remaining eye, double vision and the risk of further reduction in eye sight (sympathetic ophthalmia). You could receive a compensation settlement of between £64,000 – £180,000

Blindness in both eyes

Blindness in both of your eyes – can lead to an average compensation payout of up to £269,000

Summary & Specialist Solicitor Free Help

On this page you have discovered the main parts of the eye that can be injured in an accident, with examples of how much compensation your solicitor will claim for pain and suffering for different types of eye injury claims.

We recommend see our specialist solicitor online / telephone free help options to take advantage of the free assistance our solicitors provide – including asking a question, having your claim assessed, discussing direct how to proceed with a claim.