What to do after a work-related eye injury
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Eye injuries on the job can range from temporary impairment to permanent impairment. While a permanent loss of vision can be devastating and life-changing, even a "minor" eye injury can lead to a significant loss of wages due to time away from work.
At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we understand how important your workers' compensation claim is. We work aggressively to pursue the medical care and financial compensation our clients may need — and deserve. Call 1-866-900-7078 today to see if we can help.
NC Workers' Comp — Eye Damage or Blindness
Vision problems, including blindness, can affect all types of work situations. Limited vision can prevent a person from driving or doing any type of detailed or artistic work.
According to Prevent Blindness America, eye injuries in the workplace are very common. More than 2,000 people a day injure their eyes at work, and one in 10 requires one or more missed workdays of recovery. Ten percent to 20 percent of all work-related eye injuries will cause temporary or permanent vision loss.
Common causes for eye injuries are:
- Flying objects (bits of metal, glass)
- Harmful radiation
- A combination of the above
How to prevent eye injuries
According to Prevent Blindness America, the best way to prevent eye injury at work is to wear safety eyewear whenever there is a chance of eye injury. Anyone working in or passing through areas that pose eye hazards should wear protective gear.
Our Workers' Compensation lawyers may be able to help you obtain additional medical treatment, as well as help to ensure you receive the workers’ compensation benefits you may be entitled.
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