Eye Injuries Resulting in Loss of Vision

Your eyesight enables you to perform many tasks and guides you through a diverse number of circumstances throughout your daily life. When a workplace injury renders you unable to see or causes you to lose an eye, you may be devastated and wonder how you will be able to cope and earn a living. These types of injuries are very common in numerous industries and most often afflict employees in construction, plumbing, mechanical work, and a host of other professions.

Causes of Eye Injuries

While performing certain types of jobs, the worker may endure harm through several different means. Even when workers wear protective gear due to work that puts them at risk for eye damage, unexpected accidents could arise. The most common accidents that may cause eye trauma include:

  • Flying or falling debris or objects
  • Swinging objects, such as ropes, tools, or other objects
  • Chemical or light exposure causing harmful radiation
  • Explosions, sparks, or burns, including chemical burns
  • Head injuries or brain damage
  • Direct physical trauma or accidental poking of the eyes

Types of Eye Injuries

Various eye injuries originate in workplace accidents. They may include blindness, vision loss, various eye afflictions, including a scratched cornea, detached retina, chemical or light burn, and orbital bone fractures. In some cases, a seemingly minor eye injury may devolve into a significant one in the aftermath of the accident, which may require surgery that proves challenging to perform and necessitates a lengthy recovery period for the injured employee.

Filing a Vision Loss Claim

When filing a claim after suffering from a workplace eye injury, certain criteria must be fulfilled. It must be proven that the harm or loss you sustained resulted from tasks that you completed at your job. Since benefits are not prorated for partial impairment or blurred vision and other minor ailments, benefits may only be collected for the following maladies:

  • Loss of eye
  • Loss of eyesight or legal blindness

Unlike other workers’ compensation benefit packages, if you experience extreme vision loss, blindness, or lose your eye, and your workers’ compensation lawyer files a claim, you may receive specific loss benefits. Specific loss benefits are based on a percentage of your weekly pay and are additional payments beyond your regular wages and disability compensation. These benefits may be issued to the recipient over an extended period or as a lump sum settlement. It does not matter if you return to your job right away or remain on disability leave for longer; you will receive the benefits if your injury is severe and permanently compromises your eyesight. It is in your best interest to visit your doctor after the accident occurs and consult with an attorney about the most optimal course of action.

Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. Support Injured Workers

Vision loss through a workplace accident impacts an individual’s ability to earn an income and adversely affects the quality of the person’s life. If you or a family member require workers’ compensation benefits due to vision loss, our Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. will help you navigate the complexities of filing a claim. For more information about our services and a free case review, please call us at 888-PITT-LAW or contact us online. We are proud to help injured workers throughout Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County.

Our team also provides skilled representation to those residing in and around Abington, Ambler, Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, Clifton Heights, Crum Lynne, Darby, Downingtown, Doylestown, Drexel Hill, Essington, Folcroft, Glenolden, Haverford, Havertown, Holmes, Kutztown, Lansdowne, Media, Merion Station, Morton, Narberth, Norristown, Norwood, Philadelphia, Prospect Park, Quakertown, Reading, Roxborough, Sharon Hill, Upper Darby, West Chester, and Wynnewood.

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Melinda Matson
One of the BEST Workman's Comp Lawyers in Philadelphia. Guided me every step of the way, with the positive and negatives that could happen in my case. So happy I stuck with Larry Pitt & Associates

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Cannot thank you enough for your prompt responses and for solving my problems without allowing me to go through any stress whatsoever. I greatly appreciate your help with my work injury case.

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Answered or returned calls and emails in a timely fashion. The employees at this firm are working for us the employee, not the employers. Very professional.

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The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

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Terri Delaney

The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

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Ryan Hoffman

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A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work.

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

D.R., client

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D.R., client

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

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