Any type of injury to the eye can be a traumatic experience. However, losing vision in the eye altogether can be life changing. When the loss of vision is caused by the willful misconduct or negligence of others, the victim has the legal right to seek financial compensation for their damages and losses.
There are various incidences and accidents where individuals can sustain severe eye injury that was not their fault. Common causes of injuries to the eye where there is a loss of vision can involve:
- LASIK surgery malpractice
- Defective airbag
- Vehicle accident
- Contact lens solution
- Over exposure to UV rays
- Serious eye infections
- Flying debris
- Severe blunt force trauma
- Workplace accident
- Construction injury
- Serious medical condition including cerebral palsy, meningitis or brain damage
- Chemical exposure, explosion or fire
- Welding accidents
Often, the loss of vision caused by an accident or incident cannot be reversed. In many incidences, the injured victim must adapt to alternative methods for performing basic skills. Sometimes, the victim is unable to return to their previous occupation, which can cause significant financial hardship on the entire family. In addition, they often deal with extensive emotional distress because of the financial burden placed on the victim and their family.
Workplace Accidents Responsible for Loss of Eye
There are specific workplace environments that continuously expose workers to hazardous conditions that can cause devastating results including the loss of vision in one or both eyes. Many construction accidents happen because the worker was wearing ineffective protective gear including headphones, earplugs and goggles.
In many cases, the injured worker can file a claim against their employer's workers' compensation policy to obtain benefits. However, the victim must fill out complicated documents correctly to ensure they receive all available aid. Hiring an attorney can help. This is because the lawyer may be able to determine parties other than the employer are also at fault for the injuries, allowing the victim to file a third party claim for additional compensation.
In addition, the lawyer might be able to prove that the employer's actions can be considered willful misconduct by creating an unsafe workplace environment for providing the worker with inadequate safety gear. If the claim can be proven, the victim might be able to obtain compensation far and above workers' compensation benefits that typically only cover medical expenses and lost wages.
A Right to Seek Compensation When an Accident Claims the Loss of Vision
When the loss of vision is caused by negligence of others, the victim has the legal right to seek full and fair compensation to recover damages. Obtaining recompense is important because of the ongoing expenses of dealing with the loss of an eye. Common current and future expenses in dealing with the loss of vision often include:
- Past, current and future medical expenses
- Financial damages associated with the loss of vision including the inability to work at a current occupation or in any other capacity
- Pain, suffering and emotional distress
However, these types of cases are complex and often require the experience of a loss of vision attorney who specializes in personal injury claims.
Hiring a Lawyer to Prosecute an Eye Loss Accident in Chicago
Experienced lawyers can build a solid case to prove negligence when seeking compensation for the victim's losses. This often involves preserving evidence vital to the claim for recompense. The law firm can use various proven methods to determine exactly how the accident or incident occurred and use remedies to assign liability of every party responsible for the injury. Building the case often involves hiring medical specialists and physicians to determine the medical needs of the victim in future years.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC provide legal advice, counsel and representation as a strong advocate of all victims suffering the loss of an eye caused by the negligent actions of others. Our strong negotiation skills can assist you in seeking the full amount of compensation you deserve for your loss. We help you obtain adequate recompense to help rebuild your life from the devastating loss of vision in one or both eyes.
Contact our attorneys at (888) 424-5757 to schedule an initial, free no-obligation consultation. We accept loss of vision injury cases on contingency and handle every aspect of the claim to seek compensation and hold those responsible accountable for their neglect.