Eye Injury Lawyer
Eye injuries can be painful and dangerous. Even minor eye injuries can result in loss of work, expensive medical bills, and vision loss. More serious eye injuries can cause blindness and drastically change how you live your everyday life.
Those who have suffered an eye injury as a result of an accident, trauma, or defective medical treatment may be eligible for compensation. If you have incurred an eye injury due to someone else’s negligence, you will want to talk with an experienced personal injury attorney or vision loss attorney.
The personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, are legal advocates for families who have been injured through medical negligence. We provide immediate legal advice and representation to ensure our clients receive the maximum compensation they deserve.
Call our eye injury and vision loss lawyers in Chicago Illinois at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) or use the contact form today for immediate legal advice and schedule a free consultation. All confidential or sensitive information you share with our legal team remains private through an attorney-client relationship.
Understanding Serious Eye Injuries
The eyes are one of the most delicate organs in the human body. Eye injuries can have devastating consequences on our livelihood and abilities - both personally and professionally. Eye injury victims may be unable to return to work or daily life without assistance or changes in their routine.
The injured party may also have a difficult time paying for medical expenses to treat the eye injury.
The most common causes of both minor and serious eye injury include:
- Pedestrian accident
- Car accident
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dog bites
- Workplace accident
- Defective medical device
- Fire and chemical burns
- Slip and fall accident
- Electrocution injury
- Medication error
Depending on the cause of your eye injury, you can be dealing with temporary symptoms that require minimal medical attention, or you may suffer from catastrophic damage that will permanently alter your lifestyle.
A vision loss attorney can help determine the proper steps for your case when you suffer symptoms that can drastically affect your financial future. Although injuries to the eye differ in severity, eye injury victims suffer from a similar set of symptoms.
Most common symptoms of eye injury:
- Blurred vision
- Loss of vision
- Loss of peripheral vision
- Difficulty seeing in the dark
- Light sensitivity
- Double vision
- Cornea or retina damage
A catastrophic injury to the eye may also result in full vision loss or blindness. If you believe you were injured due to an accident caused by another individual or party, you may want to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
What Causes the Most Common Eye Injuries?
Many eye injuries occur as the result of a traumatic accident that alters the lives of many victims. These accidents can occur in an instant, and they can be terrifying for those involved.
Some of the most common types of eye injuries are caused by a range of factors or influences.
Blunt force trauma
Blunt force trauma occurs when a victim suffers an impactful blow to the head. This results in eye injury when direct contact has been made with one or both of the eyes or when the trauma to the head resulted in vision loss, double vision, or other eye injury symptoms. Falls, such as slip and fall accidents, or motor vehicle accidents are the most common causes of blunt force trauma that results in injury to the eye.
Injuries can also occur when a foreign object is lodged into the eye. Objects, such as dust particles or metal shards, lodged into the eye can result in injuries such as lacerated corneas or macular puckers, which cause scars on the retina. Even if the object is safely removed by a medical professional, the victim may still suffer from impaired vision or infection.
Bacterial infections can spread from the body to the eyes. These infections may have occurred due to another party’s negligence, such as medical malpractice, hospital-acquired infections, missed diagnosis, or a workplace accident. If your infection was a direct result of another responsible party, you need to work with a law firm with extensive experience in personal injury to get compensation.
Burns can cause injury to the eyes. Workplace accidents may result in loss of vision, cornea or retina damage, and other symptoms of ocular burns.
The most common burns occur from:
Striking or Scraping the Eye
When an object directly strikes or scrapes the eye, it can cause extensive damages. Items such as wood scraps, dust, metal slivers, and cement chips may scrape the eye. This can occur when these objects are ejected by tools, blown by the wind, or fall from above. These injuries frequently occur in the workplace but they can occur anywhere.
Preventing Eye Injuries
As eye injury lawyers, we have seen many severe cases that resulted in preventable injuries. Generally speaking, many of these injuries occur in the workplace.
The CDC reports that each day about 2,000 workers suffer from a job-related eye injury that requires medical treatment. Workplace safety and compliance with safety practices are significant in prevention.
To protect yourself in the workplace, you should:
- Wear protective eyewear
- Take care when removing eye protection
- Speak up when workers are in danger
- Use caution when performing jobs at close proximity
- Switch to protective sunglasses when working in outdoor conditions
- Wear full face shields when necessary
- Stay updated on safety rules and regulations on the jobsite
By staying safe, you avoid becoming injured and any pain or suffering it may cause. If you have followed the proper safety protocols in the workplace, it may be time to talk to our trial lawyers to discuss your case.
Who Is Liable for My Eye Injury?
If you sustained an eye injury due to the negligence of another individual, your law firm may be able to prove its liability. You can seek compensation for any pain and suffering, past and future missed wages, medical costs, etc.
Experienced eye injury attorneys will investigate your claim and build a case to show that you suffered your injuries due to the negligence or malice intent of those responsible. An experienced attorney will first look for solid evidence to build their case against the negligent party to recover compensation.
Responsible parties may include:
- Vehicle drivers
- Medical manufacturing companies
- Property owners
- Owners of aggressive dogs
- Employers of negligent individuals
- Goverment agencies
- Medical professionals
If you have suffered an eye injury due to another’s negligence, you need to work with an experienced injury lawyer to determine any potential damages and money damages you deserve.
When Should I Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer?
When you have suffered an eye injury that has affected your future, you need to consider filing a personal injury case. Personal injury lawyers will provide you with formal legal advice on your case and the chance of settlement during the initial free consultation.
Many eye injury victims are eligible for compensation that can assist with paying medical-related expenses or helping with lost wages from missed work. If your experience resulted in costs you could not afford to pay, you should talk to vision loss lawyers to learn more about your case.
You may be entitled to a few types of financial compensation, including:
- Medical expenses associated with your treatment (i.e.surgical treatments, emergency room bills, prescription medication costs, etc.).
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Cost of assistive technology
- Long-term disability
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
When your eye injury lawyer takes your case, they will gather solid evidence. Experienced trial lawyers understand the correct approach to obtain the settlement you deserve for your eye injury and any pain or suffering you have sustained.
Many eye injury settlements cover medical expenses related to treatment, medications, and technology required to alleviate symptoms or assist in everyday life. If you want to file your eye injury case, contact our reputable law firm and speak with the trial lawyers in our firm today.
Hire a Medical Malpractice Attorney to Resolve Your Personal Injury Claim
Are you the victim of eye injury as a result of negligence? At Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, our personal injury attorneys are legal advocates for injured victims harmed through another's negligence.
Call our personal injury lawyers today at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone number) or use the contact form to schedule a free case evaluation.
All confidential or sensitive information you share during free consultations with our eye injury lawyers remains private through our obligation to our clients.
Our trial lawyers accept all personal injury claims and wrongful death lawsuits on a contingency fee agreement. This arrangement ensures you pay nothing until we have resolved your case through a negotiated settlement or jury trial award. Call our law firm today.