Eye injury leads to compensation claim

Eye injury leads to compensation claim

An eye injury sustained by a woman during an accident at home has resulted in her seeking compensation.

According to the Scotsman, Alison Fox was left blind for several days when a party balloon exploded in her face and she has now pledged to seek damages from Seatriever International, the product's manufacturer and a worldwide firm.

The 60-year-old purchased some novelty balloons from a branch of Sainsbury's in Aberdeen in order to help celebrate her husband's birthday at their home in November last year.

However, she was diagnosed with damage to her retina and cornea at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary following the incident and claims she suffered headaches, blurred vision and pain from the affected area for around a month afterwards.

Therefore, she is seeking personal injury compensation from Seatriever and commented: "I am worried these balloons would be used for a children's party and a child could be badly hurt."

Posted by Chris StevensonADNFCR-1500-ID-800674428-ADNFCR

02/08/2011 16:56