More than 2,000 eye injuries are reported in workplaces every day. Industrial workplaces report more eye injury legal claims than any other type of workplace. Most eye injuries can be prevented and if a company acted in a negligent manner that contributed to the occurrence of your eye injury, a competent eye injury attorney can provide valuable assistance with your economic recovery for injuries and losses.
Most eye injuries occur because workers were not wearing protective eye gear that could have prevented the accident. Other injuries occur because workers are not following proper safety protocols at the time of the injury. Some other common causes of bringing forth an eye injury legal claim include:
- Dust, slivers of metal, wooden splinters or other microscopic materials enter the eye after completing standard work tasks, such as using a hammer, sweeping or operating machinery
- Wind causes foreign materials to enter the eye
- An instrument, such as a falling object hits the injured worker
- The worker falls or walks into a surface that causes damage to the eye
- Lasers cause injuries to the eye
- Ultraviolet rays cause damage to the eye's retina or cornea
Employers may be held liable for damages that result after a worker sustains an eye injury. Employers are expected to maintain a safe working environment by providing proper safety equipment and training. Work goggles can help prevent injuries. Workers who wear prescription glasses may require safety glasses that are designed to fit over their existing glasses. Face shields can also prevent injuries from occurring. Workers who are susceptible to eye injuries due to working around dangerous chemicals, sandblasting and grinding activities should be particularly vigilant about wearing goggles and face shields. Workers should also receive appropriate training so that they know when and where they are expected to use this protective gear. Specific signs should be mounted in dangerous areas to signal the need to wear eye safety gear. Eye wash stations should also be available and clearly marked in case an injury does occur. If a negligent employer caused the worker's injury, the Lassen Law Firm, Pennsylvania eye injury attorney, can help you with your legal claim.
When you have sustained a serious injury, you need a top eye injury lawyer Philadelphia.