Optic Nerve Avulsion
Injuries sustained from car accidents and work-related incidents can always be devastating, but injuries that affect eyesight are particularly scary and traumatizing, as they can often be permanent and cause a complete change in how you are able to live your life. If you sustain injuries to the eye, such as an optic nerve avulsion, as the result of a work-related accident or vehicular collision, contact the Boston-based expert personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP today.
Optic nerve avulsion can occur in injuries which involve sudden, serious trauma to the eye, eye socket or other various parts of the orbital area. It involves a detachment of nerve fibers in the optic nerve, which is the primary connection between the eyeball and the brain that transmits data from between the two organs and allows us to see. The result of such injuries can include:
- Temporary loss of vision or blurriness of vision
- Impaired ability to sense changes in light
- Reduction in field of vision or peripheral vision
- Injuries to cornea, resulting in significant pain and possibly sight damage
- Permanent blindness, either partially or fully
While optic nerve avulsions are not the most common injury that occurs at the job site or on the roadways in car accidents, they do occur and can have serious implications for those who suffer from them. They can occur from sharp objects becoming lodged in the eye – such as metal shavings from a manufacturing company – slips and falls resulting in trauma to the eye socket, vehicular or bicycle accidents and numerous other work-related incidents.
Injuring your optic nerve creates serious implications. It can permanently take away vision from one of your eyes or at least manifest a significant change in how you go about your life and work. For example, those who utilized their vision for performing work responsibilities, such as electricians, machinists or any job that requires good depth perception will be completely unable to perform such duties following a traumatic optic nerve avulsion.
In the bigger picture, optic nerve avulsion injuries can result in serious emotional suffering in addition to the physical pain and limitations they create. Losing your eyesight, even just partially, can be incredibly difficult to come to grips with, especially if the incident which occurred was preventable or not your fault to begin with.Exercise your legal rights after an injury
If you suffered a serious injury to your optic nerve as the result of negligence at work or on the road, you have a legal right to seek financial compensation to help deal with the emotional and physical damage the injury has caused you. This recompense may come in the form of receiving workers’ compensation, long or short-term disability from your employer’s insurance company or by filing a suit for damages against the negligent third party that caused the accident – such as a drunk driver who crashed into you.
There are no two cases that are the same, and that is why it is vital to hire experienced personal injury attorneys to handle your case. Altman & Altman LLP has over 50 years of experience advocating on behalf of our clients throughout the Boston area and all over Massachusetts as well. We will ensure that you are able to collect money that is owed to you, and we aren’t afraid of standing up to negligent employers or stingy insurance companies to do so.
Filing a suit for damages can help you recoup money lost from being unable to work, which can help assist with medical bills and other costs associated with the partial or full loss of eyesight which occurred after your optic nerve avulsion injury, such as counseling that was necessary to cope with the emotional toll of losing vision.
We understand how important it is to have someone in your corner who understands your case and situation at a personal level, and we will take the time to craft a legal strategy that is tailor-made for you.
Call us for a free consultation to go over the details of your case today at 617-492-3000 or toll-free at 800-481-6199. We are available 24/7.