Construction Workers

Eye Injuries From Flying Debris

Construction workers are uniquely susceptible to eye injuries because of their working conditions and tasks. Workers are constantly sawing, hammering and moving objects that can cause particles to project into the air. Many construction projects produce flying debris like wood, plastic, metal slivers, paint chips, concrete particles and nails. This flying debris can seriously injure their eyes or even cause permanent loss of sight. Eye injuries can have serious complications, and the debris can cause dangerous infections.

It is difficult to think of anything more physically painful than an eye injury. Eyes are extremely sensitive organs even to the smallest foreign object and are vital when it comes to functioning through day to day life. Having an eye injury can be annoying, restraining and even debilitating depending on the extent of the injury. Eye injuries can also be painful financially as they require a great deal of medical treatment. Medical bills for an eye injury can be unsettling, especially if the injury prevents you from returning back to work.

Prevention

The simplest and easiest way to prevent eye injuries from debris is to always wear protective goggles. Being aware of one’s surrounding and being properly trained for the equipment in use can also help prevent unnecessary and unwanted eye injuries. Unfortunately, however, these accidents are often the result of someone else's negligence. In this case, it may be in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney to represent you and guide you in the direction toward financial compensation. An attorney with experience in personal injury law can provide valuable legal counsel and address any questions or concerns you may have regarding the case.

What to do if injured:

If you have suffered an eye injury because of flying debris, the first thing you should do is seek immediate medical treatment. After treatment, it is also important to speak with a lawyer who knows the specifics of construction site injury law and can investigate every aspect of your case, including whether there are personal injury or workers' compensation claims. A lawyer who specializes in personal injury can better help you become successful with your case. Talking with a lawyer can help to give you peace of mind and to understand your rights and options.

Call the Experienced Personal Injury Attorneys of Altman & Altman LLP Today at 617 492 3000 or 800 481 6199

If you have suffered from an eye injury from flying debris or if you have any other questions about personal injury law, contact the attorneys of Altman & Altman LLP today. We would like to speak with you about your options and rights because you could possibly be entitled to compensation for your injury. We know that you are going through a difficult time, and we will be attentive to your needs. Altman & Altman provides the best-quality representation that Massachusetts has to offer. At our firm, we have a team of dedicated personal injury professionals who have more than four decades of experience. Our lawyers approach every case with a plan of attack and a view towards success. We will work with you, answering your questions and addressing your concerns from beginning to end. We are always attentive and sensitive to our clients needs and work hard to get you the results you desire.

Call our exceptional lawyers now at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 toll-free, or contact us online for a free, confidential consultation. We have convenient locations in Boston in Cambridge. We are available twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week and quickly respond to all emails and inquiries. Your chances of success are higher the sooner you call.

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