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Eye Injury Claim

Common Causes of Eye Injuries

Eye injuries are some of the most common injuries in the workplace, with more than 2,000 work-related eye injuries reported each day. Of these, more eye injuries occur in the construction industry than in any other field. All eye injuries are entirely preventable with the use of protective gear and by exercising proper precautions.

Some of the most common causes of these injuries include:

  • Blunt force trauma to the eye from a fall or from walking into a hard surface;
  • Trauma can be inflicted when the eye is struck by a falling object;
  • Chemicals, solvents, hot liquids, and the like can splash into the eyes during handling;
  • Ultraviolet rays can also burn the retina and cornea of the eye, causing a serious eye injury.
  • Work with lasers can burn the eyes if proper precautions aren't taken; and
  • Tiny bits of particles like wood splinters and shavings, metal slivers, or cement dust entering the eyes.

Understanding Eye Injury Prevention

Eye injuries can be reduced dramatically with the use of protective equipment. Goggles may be used to protect the eyes, and if the worker wears prescription glasses, then the goggles must be designed to fit over the prescription eyewear or prescription eye goggles must be provided to the worker. When necessary, these must be supplemented with face shields that help prevent airborne particles from entering the eyes. Face shields are necessary if there is a danger of injury from splashing chemicals or during activities such as sandblasting and grinding.

Workers must be trained in the proper use of protective gear and must be taught to store it properly so it remains in good condition. Eye safety gear must be well-fitted and comfortable to use or there is a risk that workers will remove it altogether. Signs must be posted outside hazardous areas that pose a high risk of injury to workers' eyes such as welding sites or construction areas. Where there is risk of chemical splashes in the eye, there must be a designated eye wash station to rinse chemicals from the affected eye to prevent injury. Emergency response mechanisms for any kind of eye injury must be in place and must be practiced to assure efficient execution in the event an eye injury occurs.

Why hire an industrial injury lawyer?

When you are looking to file a personal injury claim relating to a workplace injury, such as an eye injury, then it is vastly important that you do not hesitate to contact a knowledgeable industrial injury lawyer who you can trust. By working with a law firm such as Arnold & Itkin LLP, you can take the necessary steps toward fighting for your desirable outcome. We know what is on the line with situations of this nature and will do everything that we can to provide our clients with the high-quality and reliable legal assistance that they can truly trust. Should you choose to work with us, you will be able to trust that we will be there every step of the way to help you defend your legal rights.

Please do not hesitate to contact a workplace injury attorney from our firm today if you would like to file a claim.

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