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Home > News > Accident compensation for serious eye injury

21st September 2009

Accident compensation for serious eye injury

Our client suffered a serious eye injury in an accident at work. The defendant, his employer, admitted liability for causing this accident at work, but it was necessary for our specialist personal injury lawyers to issue court proceedings before we could negotiate an acceptable settlement.

Our client was awarded a substantial sum in this accident compensation claim for the damage to his eye following an accident at work, which should have been avoided.

Accident at work

The accident at work happened when our client was unloading some goods from a van. The goods were too heavy and fell to the ground. The Claimant’s eye was damaged by the loose goods as they fell.

Eye injury at work

Our client immediately knew that there was something seriously wrong as he was in considerable pain. He was quickly taken to hospital where immediate treatment was administered. Unfortunately, this was not entirely successful and further treatment, including surgery, was necessary over the course of the next few days to try to repair the damage.

Unfortunately, this also was not completely successful and he has lost some vision in his eye. This causes him to have day to day difficulties with some tasks and he still suffers pain. As a result, the range of work available to him is likely to be limited.

Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999

The defendant was liable due to his negligence and breach of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations, as he had failed to provide either a safe working environment for our client, or a safe method of working. Had a risk assessment been carried out, it would have identified that alternative lifting methods should have been used. This failure was also a breach of the Manual Handling Regulations 1992.

Compensation claims for accidents at work

Clear Answers has extensive experience in all types of accident at work compensation claims, particularly those involving manual handling injuries. Whether your injury at work was due to negligence on the part of your employer, or some other cause, Clear Answers’ lawyers have teams of specialists waiting to help you, should you decide to instruct us to represent you in your compensation claim.

We will be happy to provide you with expert legal advice, and our specialist accident at work lawyers will talk you through the claims process in plain English. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your claim.

If you or a family member has been injured in these circumstances, please ring us on 0800 783 9019 and speak to one of our advisers. Alternatively, if you prefer to complete one of our online compensation claim forms, one of our representatives will contact you as quickly as possible.

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