Eye injuries commonly associated with car crashes 

On Behalf of | May 17, 2022 | car accidents |

There are fewer experiences more traumatic than a road traffic collision. A crash can take its toll both on the body and mind. 

One type of injury worth special consideration is an eye injury. Such injuries can restrict your vision and even result in permanent blindness. This in turn may impact your ability to work and function day-to-day. Outlined below are some of the more common eye injuries associated with road traffic collisions. 

Nerve damage 

The optic nerve plays a pivotal role in sending signals from your eyes to your brain. During a collision, your head can take the brunt of the force and this impact has the potential to damage the optic nerve. Depending on how severe the damage is, medical treatment may get you back on track within a month or two. In the most extreme cases, damage may be permanent and your vision could be impaired. 

Scratches to the eyes 

During a crash, it is likely that pieces of debris, such as glass and metal will fly through the air. If these come into contact with your skin, they can cause cuts and lacerations. If small pieces of material enter the eyes, this can result in corneal abrasions. Such injuries can be extremely uncomfortable and may put you out of action for a number of weeks. Severe lacerations might even require corrective surgery. 

We often take our eyes for granted but they play a crucial role in our daily lives. If you’ve suffered an eye injury during a vehicular collision, then you may be entitled to legal compensation for your pain and suffering.