Eye strain is a problem for many people. It can lead to headaches, blurred vision, and problems with bright lights. If the problem has occurred at your place of employment then you may be entitled to make an eye strain at work compensation claim.
If you believe your eyes are causing problems, it is best to seek medical advice, either from your doctor or optician. They will be able to verify that you indeed do have a problem with your eyesight. These professionals may also be able to identify what is causing your problems and this could be your work.
If you believe your eye strain is being caused by your work, it is time to consider making a claim for compensation. It is always wise to seek advice and assistance when considering an eye strain at work compensation claim and we offer that here at Accident Advice Helpline.
In order to make a successful claim you will need to prove that you were not responsible for your eye strain. This means, for instance, that if you work in front of a computer you take the recommended breaks away from the screen to give your eyes a rest. Your employer may be in breach of health and safety, and not be showing due care for your health if you are not given the appropriate time away from the screen during working hours.
Other factors which could have led to you suffering eye strain at work could include the lighting, such as fluorescent lights. Whatever the reason, your employer is under an obligation that the conditions at your place of work do not pose a threat to your health.
When contacting us about your eye strain it is important to give us as much information as possible about your condition. That is why it is important to see your doctor or optician as soon as possible after noticing your eye strain symptoms.
We will also need to be provided with information about your working conditions, particularly those which have led to your eye condition. Witness statements from your colleagues will also assist us when building your case for compensation.
All of this information is essential if it is to be proved that your working conditions were the cause of your eye strain and that you were not the author of your own misfortune. It will also be crucial should your employer decide to contest your claim.
Once your eye strain compensation claim has been made, there are likely to be one of two responses. Firstly, your employer may deny liability. This will mean that the case will go to a civil court. Secondly, he may admit liability and make an offer of compensation. While the latter is the preferred option – it settles the case more quickly and spares you the strain of a court case – the offer may be well below what is considered reasonable. We will always discuss it with you before you decide whether to accept or reject it.
Should the claim go before the courts we will represent you on a no win no fee* basis.