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Atlanta, Georgia Injury Attorneys - Eye Injuries

If you experience vision loss or injury to your eyes, you may have a legal claim for compensation. At Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., our Atlanta, Georgia Injury Attorneys have helped many victims of eye injuries to receive fair and just compensation. Give us a call today to learn more about how we can help with your eye injury claim.

Eye Injuries from Accidents
Eye injuries can happen for many different reasons including:
  • Flying objects.
  • Falling objects.
  • Dust particles or other objects getting into the eye.
  • Exposure to harmful radiation or light.
  • Burns.
  • Chemical injuries.
  • Swinging objects getting into the eye.
  • A blow to the eye.
Eye injuries are very common at work, with the National Institute of Health reporting that around 2,000 workers in the U.S. get medical treatment every day due to eye injuries. With so many injured workers, NIH indicates that workplace accidents are a leading cause of vision loss and eye trauma.

Of course, a workplace is not the only place where someone could suffer an eye injury either. You could damage your eyes in an auto accident if something punctures the eye; in a sports injury; or if you are exposed to chemicals or ultraviolent light anywhere that you spend time.

In many cases, the incident that causes you to experience an eye injury or vision loss occurs as a result of someone doing something wrong. For example, if a negligent driver causes a crash or a negligent property owner causes you to be exposed to chemicals or UV light, then that negligent third party can be held responsible for all losses arising from your eye injury.

Types of Eye Injuries
A variety of different eye injuries can result from accidents or from exposure to dangerous chemicals or harsh lights. Some of the different types of eye injuries include:
  • Uveitis or traumatic iritis: Inflammation or swelling resulting from being hit in the eye.
  • Orbital blowout fractures: Cracks or breaks in the facial bones surrounding the eye that cause the eyeball to retreat into the eye socket.
  • Hyphema: Bleeding in your eyes.
  • Detachment of the retina: Breaks or tears in the retina that can lead to blindness.
  • Blindness: Chemical exposure, burns and light exposure can burn the retina or damage the eye to the point where you are no longer able to see.
  • Loss of an eye: In some cases, you will lose your eye as a result of an accident or your eye will be so badly injured and damaged that removal of the eye is the only option.
When you suffer these or other eye injuries, your life may be severely impacted if you are no longer able to see as you once could. Not only that but you may incur expensive medical bills and experience significant pain.

An Atlanta, Georgia Injury Lawyer Can Help
When you suffer an eye injury, you need to get legal help right away. The person or entity responsible for causing your eye injury can be required to pay all of your medical bills as well as to compensate you for pain and suffering and other damages. If your eye injury results in taking time off from work or if you can no longer do your old job as a result of your vision problems, the person responsible for causing the eye injury can be responsible for covering your lost wages.

To obtain the full compensation you deserve, you need to negotiate a settlement or sue and prove your case in court. An experienced Atlanta, Georgia Injury Attorney at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. will help you from start to finish with either a settlement or pursuing your case in Court.

Give us a call at (404) 991-5950 today or contact us online to learn more about how we can help with your eye injury claim.

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