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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How can I tell if looking at a computer screen is damaging my vision?


    In the workplace, and indeed away from the office, there is an expectation that we should be available to talk wherever and whenever. This demand can lead to various accidents at work, from slips, trips and falls due to smartphone fog, to conditions of the eye such as computer vision syndrome.

    What is ‘Computer Vision Syndrome’?

    Computer Vision Syndrome, or CVS, is a group of vision-related problems caused by consistent and overuse of computers. Although CVS is a temporary work-related condition, it can cause some severe symptoms.

    Symptoms include, but are not limited to:

    • Eye strain
    • Blurred vision
    • Headaches and migraine
    • Dry eyes
    • Pains and strains in the shoulder and neck area
    • Repetitive strain injury

    If you have experienced any of these symptoms and you are finding it increasingly difficult to focus on computer work such as Microsoft documents, spreadsheets or when reading PDF files, it is important that you book an appointment with an optician to discuss your difficulties.

    Who is to blame for your damaged vision?

    As more job roles now require full-time use of a computer, there has been a significant increase in the number of people reporting issues with their eyesight.

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    While working, your employer has a legal responsibility to ensure your health and safety. When you sustain a visionary impairment due to your job role, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for any harm you have suffered.

    It may be that you have sustained your condition due to employer negligence – their expectations of you have caused problems with your eyesight – and therefore they could be held liable for your injury, loss of earnings and any other difficulties you have faced since your eyesight deteriorated.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline has over 14 years’ experience in assisting victims of work-related personal injury. Their nationwide team of specialists and legal professionals work on a no win no fee basis to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your accident at work.

    Available 24 hours, seven days a week, Accident Advice Helpline work around the clock for your convenience to provide an approachable and efficient service.

    Call today on 0800 689 0500 – or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile – for a free initial consultation regarding your occupational injury, with no pressure to pursue a claim for compensation.

    Date Published: September 30, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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