An increasing number of employees who spend long hours in front of a computer screen are seeking advice about a computer screen glare accident claim. The reality is that the symptoms of screen glare are uncomfortable and can result in a marked decrease in productivity by those who are suffering from it. The effects of screen glare can often be ignored as they are mistakenly presumed to be fatigue as a result of the amount of hours worked. In truth, there are ways to alleviate the symptoms and ensure that they do not become a serious problem to you if you are suffering from the effects.
Although staring at a screen, be it TV or computer, all day does not actually harm your eyes, it does tire the eyes out, which in turn can lead to you suffering from fatigue. The symptoms of fatigue can include headaches, lethargy, a short concentration span and, in some cases, even depression. You may be required to take time off work in order to recover from fatigue, which sometimes can lead to a loss of earnings that can present undue psychological pressure. It is worth remembering, however, that there are steps you can take to get treatment for the problem, and steps that can be taken to hold your employer accountable if they are not properly addressing the matter.
Advice from professionals
If you believe you are suffering from the effects of computer screen glare, you should consult the doctor and get verification that the symptoms that you have are actually a result of insufficient protection from VDU glare. If the company you work for does not address the issues surrounding the complaint, then contacting Accident Advice Helpline for assistance is advisable. Our expert lawyers are highly experienced in a wide range of personal injury claim types and will be able to offer representation on a no win, no fee* basis. In order to contact Accident Advice Helpline there is a 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, free telephone helpline. All you need to do is phone 0800 689 0500 for help.
It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that all of their employees are protected by health and safety regulations, and they have an overriding responsibility of care. If there are not proper anti-glare measures such as screens or filters in place at your workplace, or perhaps the lighting in the workplace is too intense, then you are perfectly within your rights to request a risk assessment of your workstation.
For more in depth advice, Accident Advice Helpline’s website contains a variety of ways to contact our expert legal team. An approximation of the amount of money that a person can expect to receive as a result of a successful computer screen glare accident claim can also be requested via the short form on the website.
Date Published: October 19, 2014
Author: David Brown