Eye Injuries on Construction Sites
Your eyes are two of the most sensitive parts on your entire body, so protecting them while working on a construction site should be a top priority. Eye injuries are much more difficult to treat and recover from, because they are small and extremely complex organs. Eye injuries can not only be painful at the time they occur, but they have the potential to affect your vision for the rest of your life.
Though workers often utilize protective eyewear when they are working with dangerous equipment or materials on construction sites, sometimes this protection is not readily available or is inadequate to withstand the effects of an accident. As a consequence, they may suffer injuries on the job which have the potential to prevent them from working in the future.
If you or someone you know has sustained an eye injury while on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation to help you pay for treatment and recovery. Contact the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 today to discuss your specific situation.
Causes of Eye Injuries
Many construction workers understand the physical risks associated with construction, but sometimes this knowledge does not prevent accidents. Some common causes of eye injuries include:
- Welding exposure to dangerous rays
- Blunt force trauma to the face
- Sharp objects piercing the eye
- General eye strain over a long period of time
- Dust or other particles entering the eye
These are certainly not the only causes of eye injuries on construction sites, but they are representative of the kinds of incidents that may produce an occupational injury.
If you have suffered an eye injury during the course of performing your job-related responsibilities on a construction site, contact the experienced Des Moines construction accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.