When considering accidents at work, typically professions which involve heavy lifting or long days of laborious graft, such as construction, come to mind. That being said, less obvious work-related ailments do occur across a range of professions, varying in severity, including injuries for graphic designers.
Common injuries for graphic designers
Initially, you may be stumped when considering possible injuries for graphic designers. Yet, in fact, the nature of the graphic designers job poses many a health risk to these professionals.
Often required to sit at a computer day in, day out, injuries for graphic designers are usually related to poor ergonomic practice and vision impairments.
Common injuries for graphic designers include, but are not limited to:
- Computer vision syndrome
- Eye strain and blurred vision
- Strains to the neck and shoulder area
- Back strains
- Repetitive strain injuries
Claiming compensation for work injuries and illnesses
It is important to remember that these injuries for graphic designers are well known and partially preventable. With this in mind, employers have a legal responsibility to ensure they do all they can to prevent injuries for graphic designers.
To ensure that all employee workstations are adequately adapted to suit the individual needs of each member of staff, workplace assessments must be carried out by the employer.
In the case that an work-related injury or illness is sustained due to the employer’s failure to protect the well-being of an employee, it is likely that said employee will be able to claim personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 15 years’ experience assisting victims of personal injury in recovering the compensation they are entitled to for the harm and distress they have been made to endure.
No matter the nature of your work injury or illness, so long as you have experienced the accident within the last three years and you are able to provide evidence to suggest liability lies with your employer or another third party, Accident Advice Helpline can help you determine your eligibility to claim.
For a free initial consultation regarding the claims process and to speak with one of our friendly advisors regarding the basics of your claim, call us today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. Alternatively, complete the quick and simple 30-second eligibility test online, and a receive a call back at a time suited to you.