Opticians are responsible for examining our eyesight and prescribing and dispensing glasses and contact lenses to correct vision, if needed. It’s not the most dangerous job on the planet, but there are risks involved if health and safety isn’t made a priority at work. If you’ve been working as an optician, whether for a year or 25 years, and you’re injured in an accident at work that was somebody else’s fault, did you ever stop to think that you could claim optician injury compensation? Since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of optical professionals claim compensation after being injured in an accident at work – why not be next?
How are opticians injured at work?
Modern day optometry involves working with a range of complex equipment, which could mean spending a lot of time sitting or in a bent over position, adjusting equipment to test eyesight and condition. Developing poor posture and carrying out repetitive tasks leaves opticians at risk of developing lower back, neck and hand/wrist pain, which could prevent them from doing their jobs properly. In serious cases, they may even need time off work to recover from these types of injuries.
Other injuries which could affect opticians at work include:
- Injured by faulty equipment – such as cutting yourself on a broken lens or suffering an electric shock from faulty machinery
- Contact with chemical solutions causing skin irritation and burns
- Slips, trip or fall at work leading to strains, sprains and broken bones
Whilst sometimes an injury at work could be caused by your own carelessness, what if somebody else, such as your employer, is responsible? You could make a claim for optical injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline by getting in touch within three years of your accident.
Why you should claim
Should a negligent employer be allowed to get away with it? We don’t think so – it’s your employer’s duty to keep you safe at work and if they have failed to do so, you could be eligible to claim compensation. Perhaps faulty equipment has injured you or you have suffered repetitive strain injury to your back? We can help you get the compensation you’re entitled to, so call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today. It’s free to call us and get confidential, no-obligation advice, and if you do decide to make a claim, we provide a 100% no win, no fee* service.
Date Published: September 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton