In almost every profession, having functional vision is essential to completing the tasks of the job. Without adequate visual acuity, it might be difficult or impossible for an individual to accomplish his or her job responsibilities. Unfortunately, there are some jobs that may endanger a worker’s vision either through constant strain or an accident that may injure one’s eyes.
When you suffer an eye injury at work in Philadelphia or develop a visual impairment, you will likely require medical attention and may not be able to work for a period of days or weeks. Fortunately, a successful workers’ compensation claim can help you to contend with some of the adverse financial effects of this troubling situation. Contact the workplace injury lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, Injury Attorneys, P.C., if you are faced with sight difficulties due to an event or the occupational circumstances of your employment.
Available Benefits for Eye Injuries
When you suffer a debilitating vision problem at work in Philadelphia, you may not be able to safely and to correctly carry out the duties of your occupation. As such, you will likely have to take time off to recover, which likely means you will lose wages. Fortunately, the law provides for a system of workers’ compensation benefits to which injured workers may be entitled. Permanent vision benefits may make you eligible for special benefits under both workers’ compensation and social security disability insurance.
Vision problems that may lead to such a condition may include:
- Temporary loss of vision in one or both eyes
- Blurred vision
Speak with a Philadelphia Attorney After Suffering an Eye Injury at Work
Our attorneys can help if you have suffered an eye injury at work in Philadelphia. Contact us today for assistance filing a workers’ compensation claim or handling an appeal if your initial filing has been denied.