Massachusetts Eye Injuries Personal Injury Lawyers – Gilman Law LLP
Millions of Americans suffer from eye injuries each year. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, there has been a rise in the number of household eye injuries over the years. The most common causes of eye injuries include flying objects, tools, particles, and chemicals.
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), each year thousands of people are blinded from work-related eye injuries that could have been prevented with the proper selection and use of eye and face protection. Eye injuries alone cost more than $400 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses and worker compensation.
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Employers are required to ensure the safety of all employees in the work environment. Eye and face protection must be provided whenever necessary to protect against chemical, environmental, radiological or mechanical irritants and hazards. Many occupations, such as welders, are highly susceptible to eye injuries and should always wear special-purpose safety googles, face shields or specially designed helmets. OSHA recommends that if you work in an area that has any type of particles or dust in the air or flying objects, you must wear safety glasses with side shields. If you work with chemicals, you must wear protective googles.
Eye injuries not only occur on the job. Each year, thousands of children suffer from sport related eye injuries. According to a national survey by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, only 35% of people surveyed wear protective eyewear when performing home repairs or maintenance. Fewer wear them while playing sports.
If you suffered an eye injury due to someone else’s negligence, either a person, company, or employer, you need an experienced and knowleagable eye injury attorney on your side. Gilman Law LLP has access to the finest medical professionals and they will be able to assist in properly evaluating the extent of your damages.
If you or a loved one suffered an eye injury, you should contact a Massachusetts eye injury attorney immediately. Our team of Eye Injury Lawyers understand that injuries to your eye sight could have catastrophic impact on your life. Every aspect of your life from your personal, professional and family will change forever if you become partially or completely blind due to someone else’s negligence. The Eye Injury lawyers at Gilman Law LLP will work hard on your behalf to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your eye injury accident case which may include compensation for medical costs, present and future salary and pain and suffering.
Legal Help for Victims of Eye Injuries
Gilman Law LLP is a leading personal injury law firm and is here to help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has suffered an eye injury, it is important to contact a lawyer that specializes in eye injuries accidents in order to help protect your legal rights. Many of these actions require you to file a claim within a strict time limitation in order to commence an action for recovery. For a free evaluation of your case, please fill out our online form, or CALL TOLL FREE (1-888-252-0048) today.