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Compensation for loss of sight or hearing

Injuries that affect the senses can be the most distressing, from the most severe injuries causing loss of sight and hearing to impairment of vision and partial hearing loss.

The overall impact on your life can be devastating. We have successfully secured claims for many medical negligence, industrial accident or diseases and personal injury cases.

Our team of medical negligence and personal injury solicitors are specialists in securing compensation for those who have injuries affecting the senses. They have over 25 years’ experience of handling claims and cases.

"Jeanette Whyman is an experienced practitioner with a caseload that includes neurological and obstetric claims."

Chambers UK

How much is your claim worth?

The figures below are for guidance only. For details of other claim amounts, please go back to our compensation calculator.

Sight and vision Estimated compensation value
Total blindness and deafness  up to £326,500
Total blindness  up to £217,200
Loss of sight in one eye (with reduced vision in the remaining eye) £51,600 - £145,100
Total loss of one eye £44,300 - £53,000
Loss of sight/impairment of vision in one eye £7,300 - £44,300
Minor Eye Injuries £3,100 - £7,000


Deafness/loss of hearing Estimated compensation value  
Total deafness and loss of speech £88,600 - £113,500
Total deafness £73,300 - £88,600
Total loss of hearing in one ear £25,200 - £36,800
Partial hearing loss/tinnitus £5,600 - £36,800

The value of your claim is reliant on a variety of factors; these are very individual to you and your circumstances. When assessing the value of your claim your injuries, the impact on your life and any financial impact both now and in the future are all considerations.

No win no fee injury claims

The majority of our personal injury and medical claims are handled on a no win no fee basis, or a conditional fee agreement to use its technical term. This means there is no financial risk to you. 

Stage one in the process to start a compensation claim is to phone our team or email us to tell us about the injury you have. We will need to know which senses have been affected or damaged and how you got the injuries, is it a work related incident or a trauma caused by a late diagnosis or medical negligence.  

If your injuries were caused in an accident we’ll need to know if anyone else was involved or witnessed the incident. Most importantly, we’ll need to know how the trauma has affected your life in the short term and the outlook for your future, have you needed additional help, care or rehabilitation to go about your daily life.

Based on the information you give us our team of expert solicitors will be able to make an assessment of your claim. We can tell you how likely it will be that your claim is successful and the estimated value of your claim based on your injuries, pain and suffering and any financial loss.

When you’re dealing with injuries to the senses caused by either a work place incident, medical negligence or personal injury it is important to choose an expert solicitor who deals with these complex and emotionally challenging cases on a daily basis. A solicitor experienced in this field will be able to assess and work your case to ensure you receive the compensation rightfully yours. Your compensation should cover your lifetime needs. 

" ... in a hospital negligence claim. Jeanette was friendly, compassionate, helpful and professional. The case was successful and I am sure this would not have happened without Jeanette's determination, professionalism and expertise."

Lynn Morrison

Time limits

Injuries affecting the sense like all medical negligence and personal injury cases have strict time limits on making a claim, this is usually three years. It is therefore important that you seek immediate legal advice from an expert as soon as you are aware of an issue.

Our team

Our team of solicitors is led by a recognised expert in medical negligence and personal injury, Jeanette Whyman. Jeanette is accredited by both the Law Society and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. She was described by a client in Chambers 2015 as “first class and lovely to deal with” so you can feel assured you’re in professional and compassionate hands. 

Jeanette is regularly quoted in articles about the NHS, medical negligence cases and personal injury. Her medical negligence cases are often featured in the national press.

Jeanette and her team have helped hundreds of people who have suffered from internal injuries and trauma from industrial diseases, accidents and medical negligence recover compensation for their injuries.

We work with a pool of investigators and medical experts to help secure your case. They help us to build a successful case for you looking at your medical reports and injuries, the likely cost of any medical treatment you have needed or may need in the future. Also taken into account are things such as care, rehabilitation, equipment and in some cases accommodation and travel expenses.

By their very nature internal injuries or cases where there has been trauma to the organs can take longer to complete than a less serious compensation claim. It is however important to ensure you receive all the compensation you are entitled to.

"Jeanette Whyman is a well-established figure in the clinical negligence field"

Chambers UK
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