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Retinal Detachment

Injuries which occur during work hours or as the result of car accidents can be serious and debilitating to your quality of life. Injuries to the eye, such as retinal detachment, may be even more traumatic as they can result in partial or total blindness in the damaged eye. Such injuries can have a severe consequence on your ability to work and even your mental state. If you were injured at work or by a negligent driver, contact the Boston-based personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP today.

The retina is a vital, thin piece of tissue located at the back of the eyeball which assists in communicating the “messages” of nerve cells to the optic nerve, which carries this signal to the brain to be generated into the visual images we see in front of us. In the cases of retinal attachment, the retina literally begins to or completely detaches from the back of the eye, causing serious issues for the injured individual.

Retinal detachments can result from degenerative issues most commonly but can also be caused by forceful trauma to the eye during a car accident or other incident involving a blow to the ocular area. They can also be caused by defective products or medical malpractice. Retinal detachments can require risky surgery to repair and can ultimately result in partial or total blindness in the affected eye.

How did you injure your retina?

If your retina was detached as the result of a car accident where you were not at fault, as the result of medical malpractice, as the result of a faulty product such as defective contact lens solution or as the result of a work incident which could have been prevented, such as an exposure to dangerous materials, you have legal recourse available to you to recover financial compensation to help cover the costs associated with your injury and recoup money from being unable to work.

In any case where you are injured at work, you have the right to receive workers’ compensation so you can collect some money in order to pay bills. In some situations, you may be eligible for short or long-term disability to take more time off to recover. In the case of retinal detachments, the path to recovery is by no means an easy or short one, and recovery might mean only a partial loss of function rather than full blindness. It is important to work with a personal injury attorney who knows what options are available to you.

If you were injured and suffered a retinal detachment due to a negligent third party, such as a drunk or distracted driver or an employer that failed to ensure a safe work environment, you have the right to file a claim for damages against that third party and seek financial compensation for the physical and emotional pain and suffering they forced you to endure.

Let the law professionals at Altman & Altman help you

When dealing with liability regarding injuries, there is no shortage of ways to get the short end of the stick, whether it is from an employer denying culpability or an insurance company being unwilling to pay out benefits that you are legally entitled to.

The professional and experienced personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP have over 50 years of experience helping people navigate through this complex legal landscape and arrive at settlements and successful claims that benefit them and help them through their time of need.

We will work hand-in-hand with you to craft a legal strategy that is 100 percent catered and tailored to your individual need, always keeping in mind that you have crucial responsibilities at stake. We have assisted clients all throughout the Boston area and from all around Massachusetts, and we can help you as well.

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.

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