Eye Injuries Sustained on Long Island Construction Sites
Have You Suffered a Serious Eye Injury at Work?
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services estimates that approximately 1,000 eye injuries occur in the workplace every day. An eye injury can be a life-changing event. A serious injury can mean having to change your occupation or having to learn to go on without being able to see. OSHA has adopted regulations specifically designed to protect the health of the eyes and provides safeguards against eye injuries while at work. If you have suffered a severe eye injury, consult a Long Island personal injury attorney to discuss the accident and find out if you are eligible to file a claim for compensation beyond the benefits available through workers’ compensation insurance.
Enlist the Support of a Long Island Construction Accident Lawyer
The Department of Labor recognizes construction as one of the most dangerous civilian occupations. Construction is a huge industry and there is a wide variety of mishaps and unexpected occurrences which can and do cause injury and loss of life at job sites. Fire, explosions, crane accidents, building collapse, falling objects, trench cave-ins, scaffolding accidents and defective equipment and materials are just a few examples of some of the dangers. Employers are required to supply appropriate protective eye wear, helmets, and protective shields to workers who may suffer an eye or face injury. Welders are especially at risk of injury from the light and heat created while welding.
In addition, Airborne particles of metal, wire, sand, grit, wood, staples, nails and other debris can become lodged in the eyeball. Chemicals, dangerous liquids, smoke and gases can be particularly damaging to the eyes when protective equipment is not used or fails to perform as it should. A construction accident lawyer at our firm is dedicated to assisting clients to recover financial compensation for their injuries through personal injury and product liability claims for damages.
Filing an Injury Claim in Long Island
At The Law Offices of Jaghab Jaghab & Jaghab, P.C., our legal team understands the challenges you face during your recovery and strives to lighten your load by answering your questions and keeping you fully informed of the progress of your case. We provide aggressive legal representation in preparing and filing a claim for damages and when necessary, are fully prepared to take a case to trial to ensure you receive the maximum compensation. For a free case evaluation, consult with a personal injury lawyer at our firm.