What to do Following Loss of Vision from a Work-Related Injury
Your eyes are an essential part of your life. If your vision has suffered as a result of a work-related injury, you are entitled to receive the compensation necessary to cover medical costs as well as damages that impact your financial future. At the Law Office of Javier Martinez, Jr., P.C., we work with victims who are suffering from eye damage caused by their daily work. A loss of vision may develop over time or occur instantaneously from a traumatic accident. No matter the severity, our law firm will secure a maximum compensation for you. Attorney at law Javier Martinez, Jr. is board certified in El Paso County and the state of New Mexico. He will fight for you until a fair settlement is reached.
Work-Related Eye Injuries Lead to a Variety of Issues
The most common work-related vision impairments include:
Allergic conjunctivitis: Allergic conjunctivitis is an eye inflammation that causes eyes to be red, itchy, or watery. Those who work in agriculture or food handling may experience an increase in allergies as a result of overexposure to spices, fruits, and vegetables. The condition may also come from a reaction to mold spores or pollen.
Blunt trauma: If you’re struck by a heavy object, it may cause the eye to bleed internally.
Computer use disorders: Using a computer for an extended period time is related to numerous eye disorders including altered vision or pain.
Invasion of foreign bodies: Eyes are often invaded by small particles such as dust that causes irritation and inflammation.
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation: Excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight, lamps, or lasers increase the risk of developing damage to the eyes. Lack of proper eye-protective glasses may result in permanent damage to the eyes.
Loss of Vision Causes
Industries that are naturally dangerous such as construction tend to have higher amounts of eye-related injuries. However, any industry is susceptible to accidents. The most common causes of loss of vision include:
- Chemical burns
- Falling objects
- Vehicle accidents
- Shattered glass
- Particles falling
- Excessive UV exposure
Loss of Vision Can Affect Your Life in Many Ways — Receive the Attention You Deserve
The inability to see properly can affect your life for years to come. If you or a loved one is experiencing trouble with their eyes that stems from work-related activities, please do not put off receiving the help you need. Your health and financial security are at risk. Connect with us today to begin the process of filing a workers’ comp claim. Our team is also happy to answer your initial questions and schedule a free consultation.