Accidents at work occur across all professions in every industry. That being said, we often forget the dangers of working in an office. From respiratory problems caused by dusty rooms to repetitive strain injuries due to poor ergonomic practices, office-related injuries can be extremely debilitating. With this in mind, when working in an office, just what are the dangers associated with computer screens?
The dangers of computer screens
Computer screens have become an integral part of our day-to-day life. Many professions now require IT knowledge, and even more involve using computer screens to complete work tasks.
With such a demand for employees to use computer screens and related hardware, it is good to have an awareness of the dangers involved in using this technology. Are computer screens damaging to your health?
The most common problem associated with computer screens is computer vision syndrome (CVS), which is a number of vision-related ailments caused by using computers. The important thing to remember is that CVS is a temporary condition; however, the effects can be extremely painful and frustrating.
Common symptoms of CVS include, but are not limited to:
- Eye strain
- Blurred vision
- Headaches and migraine
- Dry eyes
- Pains and strains in the shoulder and neck area
Another common ailment related with using computer screens is repetitive strain injury (RSI). This is caused by poor ergonomic practice in the workplace. Your employer can arrange a workplace assessment to ensure you are working at an optimum posture, with the correct necessary equipment.
Claiming compensation for work-related injury
If you have sustained an occupational injury or illness and you believe your employer is to blame for the harm you have suffered, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of work-related injury. During this consultation we can discuss the basics of your claim and uncover both where liability may lie and your eligibility to claim.
Getting in touch with us
For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. What’s more, there’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following your call to us.