What are the common causes of eye injuries?
Our eye injury solicitor team have found that an overarching cause of eye injuries in the workplace is a lack of access to PPE equipment when performing certain tasks. Other common causes of eye injuries can include (but are definitely not limited to):
- Accidental blunt force trauma
- Fractures or breaks of the facial bones such as the eye socket
- Scratches and abrasions to eyelids or eyeball surfaces
- Lacerations or cuts
- Foreign bodies entering the eye such as wood or grit
- Chemical burns from contact with irritant products
- Radiation burns from UV exposure
Understand your employee rights if you’re injured working from home.
Usually, in an eye injury compensation claim, you’ll be claiming compensation from your lawyer. To receive compensation, we’ll have to prove the concept of 15% whole body impairment, meaning that your life is 15% poorer now than if you had not suffered from the injury.
If you’re not sure who is at fault for your eye injury, that’s okay! You can still start a claim with us. Just give our friendly legal team a call and they’ll make sure we fully understand your case, so we can determine the best course of action for you to receive compensation.
It’s impossible for us to say exactly how much compensation you’ll receive, however it will depend on the severity of your eye injury, and the state in which it occurred. Other factors that can contribute to the amount of compensation you receive may include:
Any future lost earnings
Changes in your working ability
Care of support (either paid or provided to you for free by family and friends)
Changes to your home or vehicle to compensate for your eye injury
Travel and accommodation expenses
Loss of superannuation
Medical and hospital costs
For eye injury claims (as with the majority of personal injury claims), a legal case must be started within three years of the date of the injury being sustained. If you’re getting in contact with us after three years, you may unfortunately have lost your right to claim compensation for your eye injury or loss of eye.
Your best first port of call when making a Workers’ Compensation eye injury claim or loss of eye settlement would be to get in contact with the legal professionals at LHD Lawyers. You can pop into our offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Port Macquarie, Taree or another regional centre to have a chat, or just give us a call.
We’ll make sure we fully understand your eye injury history and current situation, and will be able to advise you on the best course of action for your case. From there, we’ll be able to match you with one of our eye injury settlement specialists, who can collect evidence to build your case before launching proceedings. They’ll also be able to give you an estimated settlement amount and let you know how long the process might take.