For most people, the thought of an eye injury could make them cringe. This is because eye injuries are often very painful and result in gruesome-looking damage. Eye injuries can also cause extreme anxiety and emotional harm to a person, often causing a person to believe they may be blind or have permanent vision loss. While most people hope to never have an eye injury, unfortunately eye injuries are one of the more common types of work-related injuries in the United States. The CDC reports that approximately 2,000 workers sustain a work-related eye injury every year, with about one-third (1/3) of them requiring treatment in a hospital emergency department. Of these injuries, other statistics reveal that approximately 10-20% will cause some type of temporary or permanent vision loss. If you suffer an eye injury at work, call an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in NYC to help file your claim.
This is because eye injury claims are notoriously difficult to get the maximum amount of compensation that you deserve under workers’ compensation laws. But here at O’Connor Law, our practice is dedicated to helping injured workers obtain the full amount of workers’ compensation benefits that they may be entitled to under New York law. Unlike some other law firms, our compassionate team does not treat you as just another file—but as a part of our family in need of help. We offer personalized attention and will support you at any stage of your application, whether it is before you apply or after a denial. Learn more about how our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers in NYC can help you during a FREE consultation by dialing (914) 595-4502.
Yes, eye injuries that are work-related will likely qualify for workers’ compensation insurance. This includes both a work-related injury and a work-related illness to one or both eyes.
Not only may the initial trauma covered, but also any subsequent blindness or loss of eyesight. This means more than just the initial trauma and medical bills could be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, but also the permanent disability that may result. This could entitle a worker to a benefits payment for the disability after the injury has reached maximum medical improvement (MMI). While this figure can be substantial for all workers, when the worker is younger, the benefit amount could be very significant.
When people think of an eye injury, they usually think of some type of projectile going into the eye and causing injury. While this is a very common cause of an eye injury, there are many other causes that are often more severe and more likely to result in permanent blindness or loss of eyesight.
Some of the most common causes of eye injuries to workers include the following:
Your vision is very important. For most people, it is considered their primary sense. Thus, injuries to your eyesight can impact every facet of your life—both work and personal aspects. Individuals who suffer any type of work-related eye injuries that cause blindness or loss of vision should call our experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in NYC for help in order to ensure you obtain the full amount of workers’ comp benefits that you may be entitled to under the law. Our compassionate and dedicated lawyers offer FREE consultations to victims and their families. To schedule your appointment, call (914) 595-4502 or by sending us a private message through our “Contact Us” box available here.