I suffered an eye injury as a result of welders flash. Can I collect workers’ compensation benefits?
Eye injuries that occur in the workplace should be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits in Florida. Eye injuries are serious, especially injuries that result from radiation burns. This is because the eye can suffer damage as well as damage can occur to the surrounding tissues. When a welder’s flash occurs (essentially a burn to the eye), the cornea can be damaged – causing changes in vision or loss of vision.
Because workers need their eyes to function on the job, any type of vision change or partial or total loss of vision can affect an injured worker’s ability to work and make a living. Sadly, losing one’s vision can be terrifying and debilitating, and you shouldn’t have to suffer financially as well.
At the Law Offices of David Benenfeld, you can get your questions answered and discuss your case in greater detail in a free, no-obligation consultation. We can help you understand your workers’ compensation rights or help you pursue a third-party claim if someone other than your employer was responsible for your eye injury on the job. Please call for a free initial consultation today at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766.