Jackson Workplace Eye Injury Lawyer
It is extremely difficult to imagine life without vision, but data on nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses indicates that workplace conditions put many Mississippi employees at risk of eye injuries. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that more than 18,600 workers suffer eye trauma or loss of vision every year, and their injuries are so severe that they must take considerable time off work. Many will not be able to return to their chosen occupation and will live with permanent disability.
Vision loss is one of the most tragic injuries you can experience at work, so it is reassuring to know that Mississippi workers’ compensation laws protect your interests. For assistance with the claims process, please contact Keith B. French Law to set up a free consultation with a Jackson workplace eye injury lawyer. Our team is knowledgeable in the relevant laws on work-related eye injuries, so we will fight to get the monetary benefits you are entitled to by law. You can also check out an overview about the process.
How Mississippi Workers’ Comp Laws Work
The system pays benefits to qualifying employees who suffer on-the-job injuries or occupational diseases, and the laws do not require proof that your employer was at fault. Instead, most Mississippi companies are required to carry workers’ comp insurance. When you notify your employer about eye injuries, you initiate the claims process with the insurer. An insurance company may pay workers’ comp benefits for eye injuries related to:
- Striking and scraping from airborne dust, debris, and metal slivers;
- Being struck by a large object that causes blunt-force trauma to the socket or eyeball;
- Penetrating eye injuries, which may come from nails, staples, and glass shards;
- Exposure to chemicals in industrial settings and around cleaning products;
- Thermal conditions, such as eye injuries to welders; and
- Eye-related occupational disorders and loss of vision from exposure to diseases, which are common among health care workers.
Benefits for Victims of Eye Injuries
Eye injuries and vision loss affect every aspect of your life, so you may qualify for a wide range of workers’ comp benefits. However, even when your rights seem clear, dealing with an insurer can be complex. You gain an advantage in the claims process when you retain Keith B. French Law for legal help, and we are prepared to take next steps as necessary. Our Jackson workers’ compensation lawyer strive to get the full amount of monetary benefits for eye injuries and loss of vision at work, including:
- Current and future medical care;
- Wage replacement for days off work;
- Temporary or permanent disability payments, based upon total or partial vision loss; and
- Vocational training as necessary to prepare you for another profession.
Set Up a Consultation with a Jackson Workplace Eye Injury Attorney
For more information about workers’ comp benefits for eye injuries and vision loss, please call 601-983-2667 or go online to reach the Jackson offices of Keith B. French Law. We can set up a no-cost case assessment to review your situation and determine how to proceed.