When people need to make eyesight accident claims in Blaenavon following a work related incident that was not their fault, they often turn to Accident Advice Helpline to use the specialist no win no fee* injury claim services that we offer, and that are unreservedly recommended by the former TV celebrity and people’s consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen.
The critical nature of eye injuries
Injuries to eyesight are one of the most difficult injuries to bear, especially if the injury is of a permanent nature. Partial or total loss of sight can end careers and significantly impact on a person’s earning potential. Because of the significance of such injuries they also often carry mental implications and can generate depression.
The importance of issuing and wearing safety goggles (PPE)
Eyesight injuries in the workplace are usually caused by foreign bodies getting embedded in the eye. Workers in factories, who operate cutting, grinding, and welding machines are particularly at risk, and should therefore be issued with appropriate PPE by way of quality safety goggles which they must wear at all times when operating machinery.
Eyesight injuries from chemical spills
Other hazards that can result in eyesight injury in the workplace involve chemicals that if spilled or splashed, and get into a workers eye, can cause significant damage. Once again anyone involved in carrying or applying these types of solutions should always be issued with chemically resistant protective goggles which should be worn at all times.
How compensation claims are justified
It must be borne in mind that in order to qualify for compensation, the blame for a work related accident must fall on someone other than the injury victims themselves. If for example a worker sustained an eye injury and had been issued with safety goggles, but wasn’t wearing them at the time, the injury would have been caused by the worker’s own negligence, and would not therefore qualify for compensation. If on the other hand, no safety goggles were available, and the operator was instructed to carry on without them, then the employer would be culpable, and a compensation claim would be justifiable.
Specialists waiting to take on your eyesight accident claims in Blaenavon
When you use our services to launch eyesight accident claims in Blaenavon, you will be working with one of the leading specialist injury claim solicitors here in the UK. We employ 200 dedicated injury claim lawyers who are fully au-fait with all aspects of eye injuries sustained in the workplace, so your claim will be in safe hands.
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today
If you need help or guidance, or if you have any questions about accident claims in Blaenavon, why not pick up the phone and chat to a member of our customer support team? You can reach them by utilising the free helpline that we provide for our clients’ convenience. If calling from a landline, dial 0800 869 0500, or if using your mobile call 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 30th May 2014