Workplace injuries can be not only painful, they can be scary, devastating and life changing too. The truth is not all work accidents are equal, and although each one is problematic to the victim, some are more dangerous or have more permanent implications than others. An injury that results in blindness, for instance, can put a person out of work for life. Blindness and eye injury claims may not be as common as minor claims, but this is not to say that they don’t still happen.
Although such accidents at work are relatively rare, they do still happen, and statistically are most likely to occur as an industrial accident –the tools, machinery and other equipment used in the trade carry more potential for an accident than life in an office, for instance.
Serious injuries can arise from faulty products
It goes without saying that plenty of workplace injuries are the result of the victim acting inappropriately. Many others, however, are not the victim’s fault, and instead are because of inappropriate or damaged equipment, or an employer not following proper health and safety protocol.
It is, therefore, entirely possible that an employer refused to provide eye equipment for a job that required cutting wood or other materials, which then resulted in a foreign object hitting a worker’s eye, causing injury or even permanent damage. The responsibility lies with the employer, because it was they that did not provide the proper equipment, and so it can be claimed that the incident would not have occurred had the appropriate safety measures been met. This then means a work accident claim can be filed for compensation.
The problem for the victim in this situation is that it can result in being out of work for weeks or months while the eye heals – and in the instances where damage is permanent, or blindness occurs, they may never be able to work again, or not in the same capacity. This not only strengthens their compensation claim, but can also mean they are entitled to a larger payout to cover the devastating consequences of the accident. Blindness and eye injury claims are serious and if you have been a victim, you should claim the compensation you deserve.
If you would like to find out more, or file your own blindness and eye injury claims, simply visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website. There you can fill out the 30-second test or call the freephone number to find out if your claim is eligible for representation to seek compensation.
With 13 years experience in the law business, Accident Advice Helpline is the company to turn to if you want to make a compensation claim for an accident that wasn’t your fault.
Date Published: October 21, 2013
Author: David Brown