Vision Loss & Eye Injuries Lawyer in Santa Ana
Injured at Work? Call (714) 500-8661
Vision loss and eye injuries sustained at work are surprisingly common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 800,000 people sustain eye injuries at work each year. Those most susceptible to these injuries include welders, electricians, carpenters, mechanics, computer data personnel, and line workers.
If you were injured on the job, don’t hesitate to give our skilled Santa Ana workers’ comp attorneys a call. Ufkes & Bright is a firm dedicated to providing hands-on service for injured workers. An eye injury can be devastating, so make sure you have the resources to pay your medical expenses and time off to recover.
Get your case started by calling us at (714) 500-8661 or filling out our online form today.
Common Causes of Eye Injuries
The eyes are a particularly sensitive part of the body. Even in sedentary jobs, it can be easily to damage your vision. Extended use of computers, for example, can expose the eyes to a light 5 times brighter than they need to function properly. For jobs that expose the eye to more dangerous substances, the damage can be even more severe. In construction work, employees should be wearing protective gear to protect their eyes from projected metal flakes, shards of glass, splintered wood, and other particulates that can enter an eye and cause irritation or even infection. Likewise, tools can cause blunt force trauma to the eyes in an accident if any of them make contact with the eye through the lid. Last, some people experience severe eye damage if they are splashed with caustic chemicals, which can happen in industrial workplaces.
Call Our Experienced Attorneys Today
If you’ve sustained an eye injury at work, you have a right to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can help pay for the cost of your care and recovery, including paying for part of your lost wages while you heal. If your injury was caused by gross negligence on the part of your employer, you can even file a private lawsuit against your boss outside the workers’ comp system. Talk to the lawyers at Ufkes & Bright about the details of your situation, and we can offer you experienced legal advice regarding your best course of action.