Workplace injuries should be avoided where possible but sometimes it is merely a part of the job. Some minor trips or even small cuts and bruises are often a part of working in certain environments but serious injuries should be prevented where possible. Head injuries could occur when someone is working from height.
If this is a risk, employees should be provided with protective head gear to prevent injury. Training is also important to ensure that workers are aware of health and safety and to ensure that they can do the job properly. Broken bones can result in a significant time off work and can be debilitating to the sufferer. Slips, trips and falls should be prevented where possible therefore employees should receive training to help reduce the hazards.
Eye injuries can be particularly serious and can cause temporary or permanent blindness in the victim. Workers who could be subject to an eye injury should be provided with protective goggles or appropriate eye-wear to reduce the risk of an accident occurring. Employers have a duty of care to all of their workers to ensure that accidents and injuries are kept to a minimum. If there has been a failure to protect workers and employ a health and safety policy, workers may be entitled to compensation for a work eye injury or for any other injury.
When you can make a claim
If you have suffered an accident at work that is due to negligence on the part of your employer, you could be entitled to compensation. This could be because they failed to provide you with training or it could be because they failed to control the hazards in the area you were working.
You could also claim compensation for a work eye injury if you were not provided with protective eye-wear. If you wish to make a claim for an accident that was not your fault, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline for assistance.
How to contact our firm
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which has helped victims of personal injury to claim compensation over the last 14 years.
We can provide you with representation as we work with a team of solicitors from all over the UK.
Call us for no-obligation advice on our free 24-hour helpline or contact us via our online form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Date Published: December 17, 2014