Workplace Eye Injury Lawyers in Chicago
Over 138 Years of Combined Legal Experience
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 20,000 employees will suffer an eye injury at work this year. These injuries often require one or more missed days, costing workers the income they need to actually recover from their eye injuries. The most frustrating part of eye injuries is how preventable they are—90% of eye injuries would be stopped by simple eye protection.
In the workplace, eye injuries are usually caused by a foreign object hitting the eye, such as a shard of glass or wood, dust or grist, nails or a piece of metal. In addition, eye injuries can also be caused by exposure to toxic chemicals while at work. Eye protection should be utilized, and there should be a clearly-marked and easily accessible eye washing station at your place of work.
OSHA established safety regulations that need to be followed for every job site, and if these regulations are not followed—and you suffer from an eye injury as the result—you can potentially hold the construction company, the contractor or even the owner of the building responsible for your injury. Our workers’ compensation attorney will let you know what your legal options are for seeking a claim for your injury from manufacturers, employers, or other parties.
Don’t Face Serious Eye Injuries Alone
Romanucci & Blandin, LLC has represented numerous workers who have suffered from a serious eye injury or who have suffered from a loss of vision because of a work-related accident. Too many employers are willing to cut costs on training, protection, or other precautions—costs that workers eventually pay for with medical treatment and pain.
The BLS estimates that businesses lose $300 million a year in productivity total from eye injuries alone—making it an expensive way to "cut costs."
We are here to help you get the compensation that you are entitled to. Our work has helped employees and their families get the money they needed for top-quality medical care, rehabilitation, or the financial support needed to look for a new career. We also hold safety equipment manufacturers accountable for defective machinery or protective tools.
As lawyers who have represented individual workers and labor unions across various trades for the better part of two decades, we understand the risks workers face every day on the job. We know the risks and negligence common to each industry, and we know how to ask the right questions to discover responsibility. It starts by answering one question: "do I have a case?"
Call (312) 647-2544 for a free case consultation today—there’s no obligation involved with finding out if you have case. Get the answers you need today.