The human eye is a sensitive organ with dozens of delicate parts. Each part of the eye is critical to the way the person sees and reacts to light and pressure. When any section of the eye sustains damage from debris, puncture wounds, or blunt force trauma, it can cause lasting damage to the individual’s sight. Eye injuries can occur in car accidents, at work, while welding, playing sports, or working with chemicals. Eye injuries can be very painful and have lifelong repercussions. The lawyers at The Law Office of Arash Khorsandi want to hear from you if you’ve recently sustained an eye injury in California. You may be able to receive financial compensation for your damages.
Types of Eye Injuries
In our years of legal experience throughout California, we’ve seen and helped many clients with eye injuries. Our experience has given us insight into the nature of many common types of eye injuries. We understand how damaging an eye injury can be, and how life changing it is if the injury results in permanent sight damage or eye loss. Any kind of eye injury can result in medical bills, missed time at work, and pain and suffering. The eye is a complex body part that can sustain injuries in numerous ways, including:
- Flying Debris. Objects flying into the eye or cutting the eyeball can lead to lacerations. Cuts deserve immediate medical attention, as they can seriously damage several layers of the eye.
- Foreign bodies in the eye. If debris gets lodged in the eye, you may need emergency attention. It can cause minor symptoms such as eye irritation or something more serious, like a corneal abrasion.
- Chemical exposure. Harsh chemicals in the eyes can lead to burning, pain, and even blindness. An ophthalmologist may need to get involved in serious chemical exposures, such as those involving acids and alkalis.
- Orbital blowout fractures. Blunt force trauma to the eye area can lead to broken bones in the orbital floor or medial wall. This injury can cause bruising, swelling, double vision, and tissue or muscle entrapment in the fractured bone.
After any type of eye injury, seek medical attention. The damage may be more severe or far-reaching than you initially realize. For example, you may think a baseball striking your eye only left a bruise, but you could have an orbital blowout. While home remedies work for some minor eye irritants and injuries, more severe cases require a medical professional. The sooner you go to the doctor after an eye injury, the better your prognosis for recovery may be.
Is Someone Else Liable for Your Eye Injury?
If a defective product, a power tool, a work-related task, a car accident, chemical, or someone’s intent to harm led to your eye injury, come to The Law Office of Arash Khorsandi for a free consultation. You may have the ability to file a personal injury claim. An injury claim is appropriate when someone else’s negligence causes harm to another person. For example, if an employer negligently fails to give an employee safety goggles when working with an acidic substance. If the employee sustained an eye injury because of the employer’s lapse in judgment, the injured party would have a case against the employer for failing to protect employees from harm.
When in doubt about who or what caused your eye injury, consult with an attorney. A team of experienced attorneys can launch an investigation into your case and determine exactly who may be to blame for the incident. It may be an employer, coworker, product manufacturer, doctor, driver, or property owner. Then, we can help you file the correct paperwork to bring a lawsuit against the responsible party. Contact us online or call (888) 488-1391 for a consultation.