Our vision allows us to live our lives and enjoy the world. Vastly important to our well-being, vision gives us the ability to work, travel, and have fun.
If you’re living in Philadelphia or any of its surrounding counties and have suffered a serious eye injury due to an accident caused by negligence, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation that helps pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The Heslin Law Firm and its eye injury attorneys have years of experience helping injured victims regain their once enjoyed quality of life.
Eye Injury Overview
Vision loss can result from different traumatic events, such as construction site mishaps, trauma from a car accident, or severe burns from a fire or chemical explosion.
Common symptoms of vision injury include
- Total loss of vision
- Partial loss of vision
- Peripheral vision loss
- Double vision
A corneal abrasion is a scratch on the eye’s cornea. If something gets trapped under your eyelid such as sand or dirt, this can cause the cornea to become scratched, which will cause significant pain and discomfort. It’s best not to rub your eye if something is caught in it. Try to flush it out with water.
Any part of the eye or eyelid that is exposed to chemicals may result in chemical eye burn injury. A small portion of eye injuries are from a result of chemical burns. Many burns may only result in minor discomfort, but it’s important to treat chemical exposure very seriously, as permanent damage is possible.
Symptoms of chemical eye burns include:
- Inability to keep the eye open
- Sensation of something in the eye
- Swelling of the eyelids
- Blurred vision
Meet With Our Philadelphia Injury Firm Today
When one suffers from a serious eye injury, it is in their best interest to receive proper medical treatment immediately in order to avoid any permanent and life-altering damage such as blindness. In addition to receiving proper treatment for eye injuries, contacting an experienced eye injury lawyer who will take the time to inform you of your legal rights is very important. If, for instance, your eye injury was caused by negligence, carelessness, or willful misconduct, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help soften the blow of your serious injury.
Clients with eye injuries caused by defective products can employ an attorney to help prove the manufacturer and retailer are liable for their losses. If the injury happened at work after an accident, the client may qualify for workers’ compensation. Personal injury claims are about ensuring that the injured victim is compensated for their losses so they can afford their medical expenses and move forward with their lives.
The Heslin Law Firm and its experienced eye injury lawyers in Philadelphia are dedicated to helping injured victims regain their once enjoyed quality of life. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid. Call us today for a free consultation. Call our office at 215-332-0300 or contact us on the web.