Occupational Eye Injuries
Any occupational injury has the potential to compromise a worker’s ability to execute the responsibilities associated with his or her job. There are workplace accidents, however, that may temporarily or permanently affect all aspects of a person’s life.
Injuries to the organs that control the senses are especially problematic and both the eyes and ears are vulnerable to damage from occupational accidents. Beyond the pain that eye injuries cause, they may also lead to the impairment of a person’s vision and are likely to require extensive medical treatment and recovery time to heal properly, if they heal at all.
If you have suffered an eye injury in the workplace, then it is important that you are aware of your right to file a claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits. A successful claim can help to address the costs of medical care, lost work time, and other considerations. Contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, P.L.L.C. at 919-851-3311 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney.
Common Causes of Eye Injuries
The specific dangers associated with an occupation depend upon the nature of the work to be performed and the conditions in the workplace. For example, woodworking and carpentry cast small dust and wood particles into the air which can become lodged in the eye and function as a serious irritant. The common causes of eye injuries may include:
- Mishandled or malfunctioning tools
- Improperly handled or toxic chemicals
- Airborne particles or flying objects
- Blunt force physical trauma
- Contact with sharp objects
We are dedicated to helping injured workers obtain the financial benefits that they are due in the wake of an occupational injury. Contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, P.L.L.C. at 919-851-3311 if you have suffered an occupational eye injury.