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If you’ve suffered an eye injury at work, seek medical attention immediately and file for workers’ compensation. If you need help working through the claim process, our attorneys are here to help. Contact us today for a FREE consultation.
Common Workplace Eye Injuries
Tools and devices. From nail guns and wires to various cutting instruments, there are many hazardous tools used in certain industries that have the potential to hit the eye and cause damage to the cornea.
Chemicals. Similar to tools, hazardous chemicals are often used in a number of industries. Employees working with chemicals are at risk of chemicals splashing into the eyes, which causes irritation, burns and blindness.
Projected fragments. Tiny particles like glass shards, splintered wood and metal flakes can get into the eye and cause irritation and scratched corneas.
Blunt trauma. Falling onto hard surfaces and automobile accidents are just a couple of examples of ways employees can traumatize their eyes.
Over exposure to Ultraviolet rays. Bight lights including lasers, lamps and sunlight are often brighter than necessary for accurate vision. And when exposure is consistent, eyes strain and cause potential headaches, migraines, sickness and fatigue.
Long term computer usage. Sitting at a desk and starting at a computer screen every day for hours at a time puts pressure on the eyes. This can cause nausea, headaches and dizziness.
Employers are legally responsible for providing protective eye gear to workers who are exposed to hazardous materials. Failure to comply with regulations will result in fines and penalties to the company.
Symptoms of Eye Injuries
- Worker has trouble seeing/ is in pain
- Eyelid is cut or torn
- One eye has trouble moving compared to other
- Blood is seen in the eye
- Something is in the eye that can’t be easily removed
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Sherman Lee Criner
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Ashley is a NC attorney and certified mediator in North and South Carolina, Ashley has represented hundreds of clients and mediated thousands of cases for attorneys, insurance carriers and private companies.
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“This was the first and only law firm I contacted after being injured. Everyone there has been on point concerning my case and extremely professional. I highly recommend contacting workers comp first if injured. It will be as if it's the most important case they have and they will not disappoint. Thank you to the entire team."
“Wonderful Experience under difficult circumstances. They helped me understand my rights and options under the law. Mr. Edwards took the time to help and meet with me whenever I had questions. He is highly recommended for his expert advice and service. "
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