I was exposed to chemicals at work, which caused my eye injury. What should I do now?
First, it is important that you seek medical treatment immediately following any type of workplace accident, especially if you think your eyes are injured. Because you use your eyes every day on the job, your eyes are one of the most important features on your body that help you do your job. When an eye injury occurs, you could be out of work for days, months or years. Because of this, it is important to know your rights.
If your employer carries workers’ compensation insurance, you might have a workers’ compensation claim in Florida. If this is the case, you need to report your workplace accident and injury immediately. Even if your employer doesn’t have workers’ compensation insurance, you should still report your workplace injury so that there is a record of the incident.
Whether your employer has workers’ compensation insurance or not, you may be due compensation for the injury you suffered to your eye. To talk about your work accident in more detail, and to learn more about your rights to a financial recovery, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 to speak with a South Florida workers’ comp lawyer today in a complimentary consultation.