If you work in an environment where it is likely you could sustain an injury to your eyes, your employer has a duty to provide you with eye protection.
This is often in the form of Eye goggles or a face shield.
Thousands of accidents occur at work each year and many of these involve an injury to the eyes.
Some of these accidents cause minor injuries to the eyes. However, some lead to blindness.
Some of the common causes of eye accidents at work include chemical spillages. This often involves substances such as glue, oil, solvents, acids and varnish.
Other accidents often involve particles, flying objects such as metal and glass.
Eye protection is very important. An employee should carry out a full risk assessment. If eye protection is needed then it should be provided to every employee.
If an Employer does not provide eye protection then they are in breach of Health and Safety Regulations.
There is a wide range of eye protection available. These can include goggles, masks, respirators and face shields.
If you have sustained an eye injury at work and you were not provided with eye protection, you may be entitled to make a claim against your Employer.
You can claim for your injury and also for any associated losses such as loss of earnings.
Manchester including Preston : Eye Injury Accident Solicitors
Our offices are conveniently located in Manchester city centre. Not only do we offer a free consultation but we also deal with claims on a no win / no fee basis. Contact us now on 0161 200 2440 or email us now.