Eye injuries are one of the types of injury which most frightens people, as sustaining an eye injury carries with it the very real possibility of losing the sight in that eye.
This is why it is so important to protect your eyes when you are doing anything manual in your work or day to day life.
Eye injuries can be caused by accidents, or from built up contact with an irritant, so you should be aware of what causes eye injuries and how to prevent them. Here are some of the things which cause eye injuries, and what you can do to keep your eyes safe.
Know what causes eye injuries
To keep your eyes safe from injury you first need to know what causes eye injuries so that you can be aware when there may be a hazard to avoid. Some of the most common causes of eye injuries are:
- Dust and concrete
- Heat and fire
- Blood carrying infection such as HIV
- Smoke and gases
- Moving rubble (wood chips, gravel etc)
Know how to reduce the hazards
The only way to keep your eyes safe in situations where you are presented with these dangers is to reduce the possibility of them coming into contact with your eyes. This means wearing the correct eye protection the whole time that you are in this situation, even if you don’t feel that there is an immediate threat.
Keep the area clear and safe as much as possible by sweeping and vacuuming to keep loose particles under control. In the case of fire, smoke, gas and so on, consider keeping clear of the area until the smoke has cleared a little.
How to make a no win no fee* in Dunwich claim for compensation after an injury
If you have sustained an eye injury due to the negligence of another person, you may be able to make a no win no fee* in Dunwich compensation claim against them.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers to get you the compensation you deserve.
You can call the helpline 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team, and they will help you to decide whether or not you have a good enough case to make a no win no fee* in Dunwich compensation claim.
You are under no obligation to proceed after this initial phone call, but if you do decide to go ahead you will be passed onto our in house injury lawyers, who work on a 100% no win no fee* in Dunwich basis to process your claim.
Your lawyers will keep you updated as to the status of your claim, but you can also call the helpline throughout the day to get advice and support as required.
Date Published: 9th February 2014
Author: David Brown