As the working-world becomes increasingly tech-orientated, there is an increasing number of accidents at work that revolve around the use of technology, such as smartphones, laptops and hand-held devices.
Typically, work-related accidents are linked with slips, trips and falls in the office and strains from manual handling, however, there is an apparent increase in workers suffering from occupational illness and injury such as BlackBerry thumb, repetitive strain injury to the neck and cellular blindness.
What is ‘Cellular Blindness’?
Cellular blindness is an occupational ailment caused by spending prolonged periods using hand-held devices. It is believed that staring at small screens causes impairments to employees’ vision, causing them to rely upon corrective lenses.
Symptoms of the work-related condition include dry, irritable eyes, loss of focus and migraines. While corrective lenses will help manage the condition, victims of work-related cellular blindness can only make a full recovery with laser treatment, which is extremely expensive.
Who is to blame for your work-related injury?
When at work, employers have a legal responsibility to ensure your health and well-being. Contemporary occupational demands mean that workers are spending an increasing amount of time using hand-held devices, such as smart phones, to respond to messages, emails and manage work diaries.
This pressure is often unavoidable, and where you feel that this job expectation has caused work-induced cellular blindness, you may have a case to claim personal injury compensation. It is likely that your employer could be liable for the harm caused to your eyesight.
A law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, can help you determine if your case is eligible for personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
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When you sustain a work-related injury or ailment, and you believe your employer is to blame, Accident Advice Helpline has a dedicated nationwide team of legal professionals who work with the primary aim of recovering the personal injury compensation you deserve.
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Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice