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A Guide to Eye Injuries and Safety in the Workplace

“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S. I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure do also. I always use plain English, with no sugarcoating no B.S. lawyer talk, and no double talk - just old fashioned, unsweetened, unvarnished truth-just the way that I would want it.” -Bill Turley

Work Injury Attorney Workers Compensation Lawyer

The First Step

When handling your work injury case, nothing matters more than the honest truth. Nothing. You must be straightforward and honest about your case. I have seen many instances where a client will sugarcoat their injury and the courts throw out the case. Why? All because they were not honest from the get-go.

The Next Step

If you've been injured on the job, you probably have a ton of questions. I understand. You are concerned about your family and your livelihood. My suggestion is the next step you should take before anything else is to read my book, Win Your Injury Case. I wrote it to help folks like you, good people who got hurt on the job. You can order a free copy and I will cover the shipping too.

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Workplace Eye Wellness

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Did you know that on-the-job accidents account for about half of all eye injuries in the U.S.? 

Since workplace eye injuries can cause permanent vision loss or blindness, the Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) has very strict guidelines regarding eye protection. Workers must be provided eye and face protection when exposed to flying objects, caustic substances, acids, liquid chemicals, chemical gases or vapors, molten metal, or radiation. However, each day more than 1,000 Americans still suffer a workplace eye injury.

The problem is that many workers aren’t provided with the correct eye protection or the training to recognize eye hazards. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 60 percent of workers who sustain on-the-job eye injuries are either not wearing eye protection or wearing the wrong type of eye protection at the time of injury.  

Causes of Eye Injuries in the Workplace

  • Radiation (welding torch radiation, lasers, ultra violet light, heat)
  • Projectiles (sawdust, metal shavings, glass, dust or other small particles)
  • Chemicals
  • Falling objects
  • Biological contaminants or medical waste
  • Unavailability of eye protection
  • Wearing the wrong type of eye protection

In some workplaces, there is a very high risk of eye injury. Electrical workers, construction workers, welders, carpenters, mechanics, chemists, and dentists routinely take precautions to prevent eye injury. But, eye injuries can occur in any California workplace—even office workers and teachers are at risk.

Get Immediate Treatment If You Incur These Symptoms

  • Blood in the clear part of your eye
  • Uneven or irregular pupils
  • Sudden, severe pain in one or both eyes
  • Loss of vision or difficulty seeing in one or both eyes
  • One eye moves differently than the other
  • One eye protrudes
  • An abnormal change in the shape of the eye
  • A cut or tear on the eyelid
  • An object in the eye or under the eyelid that is not easily removed

When a California workplace eye injury causes permanent vision loss, the worker may not be able to return to his job. Workers’ compensation benefits can help the employee for part of his lost wages and for any occupational training he needs to return to work.

Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley

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