For anyone with a need to make a claim for injuries to their eyesight in the workplace, we here at Accident Advice Helpline offer our compensation claim services.
Protecting your eyes from injury in the workplace
Eyesight injuries are potentially one of the most damaging injuries there. They can significant impact on your quality-of-life, especially if the injury is of a permanent nature. The most common cause of injury is a foreign body getting into your eye. In machine shops in factories, these foreign bodies are often small pieces of swarf (splinters of metal that fly off when an object is milled, lathe-cut, or machine-routered). That’s why it’s so important that protective goggles must be worn by machine operators.
Another factory floor function that makes the wearing of protective goggles essential is welding. Welders must wear protective goggles in order to shield their eyes not only from the very bright light that the welding process engenders, but also to protect their eyes from any stray sparks.
All employers have a duty of care to their employees to ensure that any work practice is as safe as possible and that appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is worn by anybody who is at risk. It is also beholding on the employee to make sure that any PPE issued to them is properly used
Making successful no win no fee* accident claims in West Lancashire through RIDDOR
Any injury that can result in permanent reduction or loss of sight, in one or both eyes, must be reported through the RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations) protocol. Anyone needing to raise no win no fee* claims in West Lancashire having suffered an injury to their eyesight because of someone else’s fault is entitled to claim personal injury compensation and can commission the services of Accident Advice Helpline to help their cause.
To launch a successful claim you must be able to prove:
- The blame for the accident that caused the injury lies with a third party
- You received medical treatment for your injury
- The incident happened within the past three years
If you can satisfy all three factors then you have the grounds for launching a legitimate personal injury claim for financial compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline advise how much compensation your eyesight injury is worth
Eyesight injuries can be worth anywhere from £2,150 up to £222,000 depending on the severity of the injury and its consequences. You can find out approximately how much compensation you could be awarded for the eyesight injury you sustained by taking the 30-second test here on the Accident Advice Helpline website. Start your successful no win no fee* accident claims in West Lancashire today with our help.
One of the advantages of working with someone like us here at Accident Advice Helpline is that you can use the excellent customer support service we have put in place. No matter where you are here in the UK can access our customer support and chat with one of our experienced advisors by phoning through on our national helpline. The numbers to call on are:
- 0800 689 0500 – if you’re using a UK-based landline
- 0333 500 0993 – if you’re using a UK-based mobile
Why not call us today to start the ball rolling?
Date Published: 5th October 2015
Author: David Brown