Loss of Sight?

Personal Injury & Workers Compensation Claims

Loss of Sight?

Loss of sight in the workplace can eventuate in many different industries. Some injuries are progressive and some are from haphazard accidents. The common environments for sight injuries are occupations such as metal fitters, boiler makers, mechanics, welders, craftsmen’s laboratory workers, and various trade assistants. The main factor is a worker not using adequate eye protection, or as an assistant, not provided sufficient eye protection.

Medical
To find out the extent of the injury to the eye you need to consult your doctor and optometrist and have the required treatment. Once the injury is treated sufficiently, you will need to have the eye reassessed and know if there will be any ongoing impairment.

Legal
If there are ongoing problems or a permanent impairment due to the injury and negligence is found upon the workplace then you should consult an expert in personal injury claims. The nature of the accident which caused the injury will need to be investigated and how prevention could have been established will need to be identified. In this case you may have rights to pursue a Common Law Claim.