Damage to the eye is difficult to repair. In many cases, a person is left with a permanent impairment or the complete loss of sight. This may be due to a closed head injury, chemical exposure or any other type of accident. No matter what the cause, people are left with a condition that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
If you or someone you care about has suffered blindness at work, you may be able to pursue workers' compensation. We are here to help in that pursuit.
Accidents That Can Injure Your Eyes
There are many work-related accidents that can lead to anything from impaired vision to partial or total blindness. Especially in a construction setting, blindness can result from any of the following:
- Explosions and chemical burns
- Flying debris
- Various traumas
- A welding arc and looking directly at a UV source without protection
Types Of Eye Injuries
Accidents on the job can cause a number of different eye injuries, some minor and some severe. Some of these injuries can include:
- Scratched cornea
- Puncture by an object
- Detached retina
- Acid or alkali burn
- UV burn
- Injuries secondary to orbital bone fracture
Bleeding inside the eye after a blunt trauma can cause a buildup of pressure that can cause permanent damage. Surgery may be required to remove an object — metal filings, for example — that may have lodged in your eye. Even minor damage can cause blurry, cloudy or double vision.
If you've suffered an eye injury on the job, it's essential to see a doctor as soon as possible. Sometimes, the full effect of an eye injury is not evident until sometime after the accident. It's also important to speak with a lawyer and document your accident by reporting it to your employer.
Put Your Trust In Experience
Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo is the longest-running workers' compensation law firm in the state. We are also the only firm founded by a workers' compensation judge. Since our establishment more than 75 years ago, we have worked hard to do what is right for Pennsylvania's injured workers. When you come to us with a case involving blindness or impaired vision from a work accident, you can be certain that we will aggressively pursue your goals.
In blindness cases, workers' compensation may be just one of the options available to you to recover financial benefits. Depending on your situation, you may also be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Our law firm handles both of these matters. We will carefully examine your case to help determine what direction is best for you.
In order to meet your needs, we believe we must get to know your needs. That starts by getting to know you. We will learn about how blindness from a work accident has had an impact on your life. With that information, we will begin to structure your case with one goal in mind: meeting your needs by getting you the compensation you deserve.
All blindness cases are handled on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we win your case or prevent the insurance company from stopping or altering your benefits.
For more information about how hard our Philadelphia workers' compensation attorneys will work to do what is right for you, email us or call us at 877-794-2396 to set up a free consultation.