Brooklyn Construction Eye Injury Accident Attorney

Did you sustain an eye injury on a New York construction site?

On Brooklyn construction sites, serious eye injuries often happen because workers are not given the correct personal protective equipment. For tradespeople and construction workers who are cutting, grinding, chipping, welding, and striking, approved eye protection is essential. The majority of eye injuries are caused by tiny particles or things that hit or scrap the eye. Larger items have the potential to actually puncture the eye, causing blindness or a permanent loss of vision. Furthermore, serious eye damage can result from prolonged direct contact with caustic chemicals.

According to the CDC, about 2,000 people experience work-related eye injuries every day that necessitate medical attention and time away from the workplace. In the construction industry, eye injuries can cause permanent vision loss or even blindness. Since we only have two eyes, any vision loss or blindness brought on by an eye injury is a painful experience that will change the course of your life.

Eye injuries can have serious repercussions. Brandon J. Broderick takes great pride in representing Brooklyn construction workers experiencing a variety of work-related injuries, including those to the eye. Please get in touch with our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation if you or someone you care about has suffered a serious eye injury while working in construction in Brooklyn or the state of New York. We encourage workers and families to individually discuss their rights and alternatives with a member of our team as soon as possible. We are accessible 24/7 to accept your call.

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Construction Workplace Eye Injuries

According to the CDC, eye injuries are among the most severe physical injuries suffered by American employees. Additionally, they are extremely frequent, resulting in more than 10,600 individuals missing work annually.

Workers who file workers' compensation or personal injury claims for eye injuries or eyesight loss may do so for a variety of reasons, some of which include:

  • Foreign objects in the eye (i.e. wood chips, cement, pieces of nails and screws, metal fragments, and other worksite debris);
  • Repetitive or prolonged exposure to UV rays from the sun;
  • Exposure to hazardous, poisonous or toxic substances;
  • Occupational or infectious disease;
  • Blunt force injuries caused by auto accidents on the job site or objects falling;
  • Worksite trip and fall accidents or falls from heights;
  • Defective, faulty or improperly used or maintained machinery, equipment, or tools;
  • Lack of proper eye protection, a lack of PPE, or defective safety equipment;
  • Concussions / work-related brain injuries;
  • Welding accidents;
  • And, fires, explosions, or sparks.

In addition to severe pain, eye injuries have the potential to result in partial or complete vision loss, visual abnormalities, problems with depth perception, field of vision, and other visual skills essential for construction work. As a result, eye injuries will sometimes prevent workers from immediately returning to work, carrying out the same type of work they once did, or continuing in any type of productive employment.

Rights of Injured Workers

Every construction accident case in Brooklyn is different, therefore it will depend on the particulars of your accident and injury to determine if you have a claim (and how much that claim is worth). For instance, employees who sustain eye injuries may be entitled to pursue the following in order to receive financial compensation for their losses:

  • Workers’ compensation claims (even if they were at fault for their own injuries);
  • Personal injury lawsuits (which may offer greater compensation than workers' compensation);
  • Claims against negligent contractors and / or employers that violate New York Labor Laws;
  • Product liability claims against manufacturers, distributors, or retailers of defective products or toxic substances;
  • Premises liability claims against negligent building or property owners.

Brandon J. Broderick can assist workers and their families in evaluating their options after work-related illnesses, accidents, and injuries. For people who have legitimate claims, we concentrate on carrying out in-depth investigations, obtaining pertinent information, and utilizing our resources and professional contacts with industry experts to build the strongest claims and pursue the maximum compensation.

Let Brandon J. Broderick Assist you in Pursuing Your Accident Claim for an Eye Injury

Our Brooklyn construction accident attorneys at Brandon J. Broderick are renowned for defending the rights and futures of injured construction workers. Our team is available to help you explore the possibilities for obtaining the necessary compensation if you or a member of your family has suffered an injury to one or both eyes while carrying out work-related responsibilities on a construction site.

Calling us for help is absolutely risk-free. Schedule a consultation by calling us at (877) 740-7603.

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