Workers Compensation Loss of Vision/ Blindness Injury Claims
Damage to the eye is difficult to repair. In many cases, a person is left with a permanent impairment or the complete loss of sight. This may be due to a brain injury, or chemical exposure to your eyes, or often due to an injury from a flying object entering the eye due to a lack of eye protection. In construction accidents and industrial and machine accidents, workers who suffer eye injuries often failed to wear or were not provided eye protection due to inadequate safety training or lack of protective gear in the workplace. In many cases, a person is left with a permanent impairment or the complete loss of sight.
Permanent Disability Benefits for Loss of an Eye
Lost of vision is a very specific loss. Benefits are typically awarded for a loss of the eye. Loss of eyesight for all practical purposes is sometimes referred to as “legally blind.” If your workplace injury has left you with permanent vision loss, you may be entitled to Permanent Total Disability (PTD) under The North Carolina Workers Compensation Act.
Legal Help with Your Claim for Loss of Vision in the Workplace
If you have suffered blindness as a result of your job, we can help you understand your rights, answer your questions and explain your legal options. Contact the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC for a free consultation.
This article regarding blindness and loss of vision in North Carolina workers’ compensation claims is for informational purposes only and is not legal or medical advice. You may need to seek the advice of a workers’ compensation lawyer at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC that has experience with workers’ compensation claims.