New York City Personal Injury Law Blog
Injuring Your Eye on the Job – A Legal Case
Posted on Aug 28, 2015 in Workers' Compensation
A workplace accident could lead to a serious eye injury. You or your loved one may be eligible to a settlement for the pain and suffering. Call our New York eye injury attorneys to discuss your legal rights and options.
The Threat is Real
A direct blow to the eye can damage the eyeball and injure the soft tissues around the eye. A serious eye injury could jeopardize your normal life and lead to health, work and social life disturbances. Your ability to work and earn could be affected because of loss of vision in one or both eyes, due to an accident. This could lead to pain and agony as well.
Auto accidents involve blunt force trauma and have led to serious injuries to face and eyes. Facial reconstruction surgeries and eye surgeries are too common in road accidents where sharp objects, shrapnel and shards of glass pierce eyes during accidents. Such surgeries could take long time to heal and there could be multiple surgeries for a complete reconstruction and recovery.
If you are sure that someone’s negligence has contributed to your eye injuries, call us now for a free consultation and legal recourse. Our New York eye injury lawyers have successfully fought and claimed millions of dollars in settlement for New York workers and victims.
Working Safe is Paramount
Work place accidents involving heavy, moving and flying objects that hit the face with blunt force can potentially cause vision damage in one or both eyes. Construction site accidents involve wood, glass, cement, metal, and stone that can get lodged in the eye. Sometimes injuries can surface consequentially due to accidents and impact the vision and normal life later.
The OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) workplace safety rules mandate that workers wear the right protective goggles while working in heavy industrial, construction and demolition sites. Even if safety measures are in place, such work sites are filled with risks such as flying objects that can cause harm to eyes.
Workplace accidents involving chemical fumes can damage eyes and vision. Battery acids and alkali substances such as fertilizers can damage the eye. High intensity light of a welder’s torch can burn the eye when not protected by a mask.
Fire burns to the eye may be caused by chemicals, steam of hot air, burns, tanning lights, and welding equipment. Flash fires from stoves or fire explosives can also burn the face and eyes. This is where New York eye injury attorneys come into the picture and we know this entire process well.
If you are injured in your workplace, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. If there is negligence, you can proceed legally against your employer, besides claiming the workers’ compensation benefits. Such private lawsuits can help you recover medical bills, lost earnings and benefits for pain and sufferings. In certain cases, the court recommends punitive damages too.
A Stellar Law Firm Awaits You
Call 212-697-9280 if you want to increase your chances of getting paid. Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff have offices located in Astoria, Queens, New York City and two locations in Brooklyn. Our New York eye injury lawyers can come to you if you are unable to make it into one of our offices. We also accommodate all major languages.