Eye Injuries at Work
Occasionally, a healthy person briefly tries to imagine what it might be like to live without the ability to use one of his or her senses. They do so with the thought that deafness and blindness are conditions that are acquired at birth and issues with which they will not have to contend. But every year, workers suffer injuries or encounter occupational environments that threaten to make that imagined world a reality. In many instances, the injuries or conditions that lead to vision impairment can be healed, but the medical expenses can be considerable and an employee may be unable to work for a prolonged period of time.
The Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder Seguin, PLLC, are devoted to helping injured North Carolina workers obtain the benefits they are due for occupational injuries and illnesses. If you have been afflicted with an injury to your eyes, contact us at (919) 851-3311 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney.
Potential Eye Injuries
Any accident that involves the striking or piercing of the eye has the capacity to damage an employee’s vision. Less obvious, however, is the fact that lingering environmental factors can be just as harmful, or more so. Poor or uneven lighting represent possible sources of vision loss, as does continual eyestrain associated with long hours spent staring computer monitor. Possible eye injuries include:
- Retinal detachment
- Corneal scratches and tears
- Rupture and/or puncture (typically caused by blunt impact or a sharp object)
- Torn irises and retinas
If you have had to seek medical attention and miss work to address an eye injury or condition, then you are entitled to seek workers’ compensation benefits. Contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder Seguin, PLLC, at (919) 851-3311.