To lose your sight can be one of the most traumatic and stressful experiences you will ever have to go through. Our sight is one of the things that we perhaps too often take for granted. It allows us to witness the beauty of life, from watching our children taking their first steps, to seeing childhood friends exchange vows on their wedding day.
There are a range of accidents that could cause someone to sustain industrial blindness, one of the more serious of which being head trauma.
Slips, trips, falls and industrial blindness
Even minor head trauma as the result of a slip, trip or fall at work can cause severe damage which contributes to industrial blindness.
Some injuries as the result of a slip, or trip may result in damage to the eye itself, but more often than not, when blindness occurs as the result of slipping, tripping or falling, it is usually due to head trauma, such as damage to the optic nerve which carries signals from the eye to the brain.
If you have received any injuries that may have caused you to suffer a loss of vision, then it is critical that you get medical attention as soon as possible, even if it is a subtle change.
Claiming compensation in the event of a slip, trip or fall
If you have a relative who has been affected by industrial blindness as the result of a slip, trip or fall at work within the last three years, and it wasn’t their fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help them to make a claim for compensation.
We are one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to all areas of personal injury compensation, including public liability claims.
All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis, meaning that no one is out of pocket in the unfortunate event that a claim for compensation is unsuccessful.
The majority of our claims are settled outside of court; many of our clients will never have to relive the trauma and stress of an workplace accident inside a courtroom.
Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information. Our lines are open 24 hours, seven days a week, and are staffed by friendly, professional advisers.
Date Published: March 2, 2015
Author: Accident Advice