Trying to find a Rother law firm is not as easy as it may sound, because Rother is not the name of a town or county; it’s the name of a government district. The district is situated in East Sussex and is named after the River Rother. But if the name itself isn’t familiar, its towns will; they include Bexhill, Rye, and Battle, famous, of course for its association with the Battle of Hastings and a certain King Harold who was reputedly killed by an arrow in the eye in the year 1066.
It wasn’t an arrow that killed King Harold
In reality, it appears that it wasn’t the eye wound that killed King Harold. According to historians, King Harold was actually hacked to death by soldiers of the opposing army led by William the Conqueror.
Eye injuries can however have serious consequences. They don’t usually result in death, but can seriously damage people’s eyesight, both temporarily and permanently, which is why safety in the workplace has to be taken very seriously if there is a risk of eye injury.
The hazards, injuries, and conditions, associated with DSE
One of the less serious injuries to eyesight in the workplace comes about through prolonged and repeated use of display screen equipment (DSE). According to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), users of DSE report suffering from various injuries and conditions, including neck, shoulder and arm injuries, (brought about through repetitive strain injury – RSI – and referred to collectively as Upper Limb disorders or ULDs), as well as fatigue and eyestrain.
Managing the risks of DSE use in the workplace
DSE has a lot to answer for when it comes to ULDs amongst office workers, which is why the HSE has written and published a document entitled The Health and Safety (Display screen equipment) regulations 1992, which is aimed at helping employers and employees manage the risk of ULDs relating to the regular and prolonged use of DSE.
Using a Rother law firm
Many employees in Bexhill, Rye and Battle who suffer from injuries associated with DSE in the workplace, employ the services of a Rother law firm to help them to launch a personal injury claim for compensation.
Making use of Accident Advice Helpline’s HOW MUCH calculator
People from other locations here in the UK turn to us here at Accident Advice Helpline for help and advice, starting out by visiting our website to make use of the interactive HOW MUCH compensation that can be found there, in order to get a free quotation which on average it takes no more than approximately 30 seconds.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we also offer a ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury claim service which comes highly recommended by well known people’s consumer crusader Esther Rantzen. For more information, why not visit our website or speak to one of our experienced advisers via the free helpline service that we provide? Simply call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Date Published: 20th July 2014