The Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl
Workers compensation and personal injury attorneys serving Massachusetts & Rhode Island

Eye Damage, Impaired Vision and Blindness are Devastating Workplace Injuries-We Can Help

Many Rhode Island and Massachusetts jobs expose workers to the risk of eye problems, even vision loss, often due to lack of eye protection. In construction accidents and industrial and machine accidents, workers who suffer eye injuries often weren't wearing goggles due to inadequate safety training and lack of protective gear in the workplace. When a worker's eyes were hurt in a job accident the eye injury is eligible to be covered by a Workers Compensation benefits claim. And yet many workplace eye damage victims have their job injury claim denied. Work Comp insurance adjusters often downplay injuries on the job, telling employees it's nothing major or that the pain and impaired vision was caused by something outside of work. If you're being given the Work Comp run-around, call us today so we can fight for your rights!

Workplace Loss of Vision Changes Your Life forever-Call RI and MA Workers Comp Lawyer Today

Loss of sight on the job can happen in numerous situations, most of which should provide eye protection according to occupational safety regulations. We know OSHA laws and the many ways employers break them. Welders may suffer flash burns (also called arc eye or welder's flash) or complete blindness if they don't wear a welder's helmet. Construction workers using a grinder can end up with metal chips scratching their eyes if not wearing safety glasses, a delivery van driver could suffer eye injuries in a defective brakes work-related car accident and factory workers can get chemical eye burns at work, either from toxic spills, fumes, vapors or smoke. Whether you've already filed a Workmans Comp application for your job-related eye injury or are simply overwhelmed by the Workers Compensation process, let us help. If a loved one was blinded at work or had eyesight damage occur on the job and you don't know where to turn for help, we will fight for your family's rights to restitution.

We know that losing your vision is a terrifying and debilitating workplace injury. Whether your retina, iris, cornea or eyelid was injured, call the experienced, compassionate Workers Compensation attorneys at the Providence, Fall River and Foxborough Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl at (508)677-4900 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Every conversation is confidential, and you pay nothing until we win your case for you!