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Can You Receive Worker’s Compensation After A Job-Related Eye Injury?

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Eye Injury Statistics In The United States

Each day about 2,000 workers sustain a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment, in the United States. Many worker’s compensation cases involve injuries from the neck down. However, job-related eye injuries happen just as often and they are not uncommon. Each year, more than 2 million American suffer an eye injury. In addition, more than 50,000 of these eye injuries will result in vision loss.

Signs And Symptoms Of An Eye Injury

It is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of an eye injury. Below, are the common signs and symptoms of an eye injury:

  • Bleeding in any part of the eye
  • Changes in pupil size
  • Changes in vision level
  • Continuous tearing
  • Constantly feeling as if there is something in your eye
  • Inability to close the eye completely
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Swelling near the eye socket

What To Do After An Eye Injury?

After an eye-injury it is crucial to seek medical attention right away. Any type of water cleansing to the eye can save your eye sight. After the proper care, document the incident and notify the employer in writing. Also in writing, explain exactly what happened during the accident and the injuries that you’ve suffered. The most important step is to notify your employer right away because you may not receive to all types of worker’s compensation benefits. Each state has their own statute of limitations for worker’s compensation so check what is the statute of limitations around your area. Lastly, the next step is to reach out to a worker’s compensation lawyer with job-related eye injury experience.

Contact Our Attorneys Today!

Your vision is vital, and if you lose vision in one or both eyes due to the negligent actions of another party, your life will change forever. Here at Malloy Law Offices, LLC, our attorneys can help you scrutinize about your claim, develop facts, and have you in the best position to receive a fair worker’s compensation settlement for an eye injury. If you would like to see how our lawyers handle these cases, click here to find out more. Find peace, let us take care of you.