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Common Eye Injuries on the JobBy Pyle Law, October 27 2020 9:37 pm
Eye injuries on the job happen far too frequently, and most of these serious injuries are completely preventable – when employees are provided with and are required to wear the appropriate protective goggles or glasses. Eye injuries lead to hundreds of millions of dollars in losses each year.
Our vision is obviously not something any of us should ever take for granted, but every day, thousands of preventable eye injuries happen on the job. If you have suffered an eye injury at work, a Kansas workers’ compensation attorney can help.
According to EHS Today (Environment, Health, and Safety Today), the statistics related to eye injuries are quite startling, including:
Eye accidents on the job are far too common and are often preventable. Both employers and employees alike need to take eye protection far more seriously – every single day.
The most common causes of eye injuries in the workplace include cuts, lacerations, punctures, and chemical burns. The best practices for helping to prevent these serious injuries include the following:
EHS Today also shares that, according to the United States Department of Labor, about $300 million is lost annually as a result of eye injuries that lead to dead production time, workers’ compensation costs, and medical expenses. Eye injuries on the job happen entirely too often, and they can be extremely damaging.
Eye injuries are highly preventable but happen far too often on the job. If you’ve suffered an eye injury while at work, the dedicated workers’ compensation attorney at Pyle Law in Kansas has the experience, resources, and commitment to help skillfully guide your claim toward a resolution that supports your most complete recovery. Our intrepid legal team has reserves of experience bringing successful eye injury claims, and we are here for you, too. To learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at 620-374-9299 today.