By: Michael Rose
Visual impairment is extremely serious. The traumatic effects of this kind of damage may last a lifetime. Eye injuries include complete blindness, blindness in one eye, and impaired vision. Typically, injuries occur through no fault of the victim. Eye injuries may be caused by defective products (such as contact lens solutions). Medical malpractice (including LASIK surgery). Automobile accidents and construction/industrial incidents.
Construction Workers Are Prone to Eye Injuries
Eye injuries are often incurred by large objects making direct contact with the eye. Examples include chemical burns or small particles striking and abrading the eye. These injuries may be caused by negligence if a workplace has not provided its workers with adequate eye protection. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that each day, approximately 2,000 workers suffer a job-related eye injury that necessitates medical attention and treatment. Construction workers are especially prone to these injuries. Construction sites produce flying debris that could harm the eye, such as concrete particles, nails, wood splinters, plastic, metal slivers, and paint chips.
Eye injuries are costly– financially, emotionally, and physically. Loss of sight, especially when combined with the financial burden of the injury, may cause emotional distress, anxiety, and depression in its victims. The victim of these injuries may be entitled to compensation for past, current, and future medical expenses. These include medical procedures, doctor’s visits, and rehabilitation. An eye injury may also affect the sufferer’s workability and future earnings. If you have suffered an injury, there may be a party at fault that will compensate you for these damages.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, our legal team is well-equipped to determine liability for your injury. We are dedicated to helping those who have suffered severe injuries. If your life, or that of someone you love, has suffered vision loss due to injury, contact the personal injury attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP at (212) 779-0057 for a free consultation.