Eye injuries on construction sites in New York
More than one million people in the United States are legally blind. Many of these people lost their sight due to natural causes, but an alarming number are the victims of accidents caused by negligence.
A construction site is full of eye hazards. Metal flakes flying from a mill, the heat and light produced by welding, blunt objects that hit the eyes – not surprisingly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day about 2,000 workers receive medical treatment for eye injuries. A New York eye injury lawyer may be able to help you receive compensation.
Outside the workplace, dangers of eye injuries abound as well. Some material can be fired from the wheels of a moving vehicle, a stray dog can attack it and throw it on the ground and then bite its face, a fiery chemical sprayed near you, like a lawn insecticide, can cause damage . Even people who seek superior vision (without glasses) face risks of mistakes that sometimes occur during LASIK surgery.
Among the many injuries to these delicate and vital organs are corneal abrasions, fractures in the bones that hold the eyes in place, burns, perforations or dislocation of the lens, and tearing of eye tissues. Considering the fact that the eyes can not be transplanted, any injury can mean a person’s life can be substantially diminished. This is where a New York eye injury lawyer comes into play.
Employers, contractors and building owners may be required to provide safety equipment to prevent eye injuries. If they can not, or any kind of negligence or fault causes you a le Zion , you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Likewise, if the act or omission of a person or company causes you to receive an eye injury, you may have a claim against them.
If you or a loved one has been blinded or suffered another eye injury in a New York personal injury accident , our experienced New York eye injury lawyer at the law offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your rights and legal options and fight for you. Please contact us at (1-800-527- 5393) for a free consultation. We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania or Florida. If you have been blinded or suffered another eye injury in any of the 50 US states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.