Understanding Eye and Vision Injuries in Workers' Compensation Claims in Alabama

Whether you are involved in construction or are working in a factory, an eye injury can happen in a split second, causing partial or total vision loss. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, every day about 2000 U.S. workers have job-related eye injuries. Tragically, some of these injuries result in permanent damage, including partial or total blindness. In Alabama, as in all other states, the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act provides benefits for workers who suffer eye and vision injuries on the job.

If you or your loved one has suffered a work-related eye injury in Alabama, you need to be represented by an experienced workers' compensation lawyer who can help you get the benefits you are entitled to under the law. At the Law Offices of Stephen Thompson, we specialize in walking you through the process of filing a claim and ensuring your rights are respected.

The Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act

The Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act is designed to provide compensation for those workers who suffer injuries on their job, including eye and vision injuries. The benefits include compensation for medical treatments and lost wages if you have to take time off work to recover. The amount of the benefits and the duration of the payments you will receive under Alabama law varies depending on the nature and severity of your injury.

Work-related Eye and Vision Injuries

Work-related eye and vision injuries can occur in many different ways. They most commonly result from flying debris such as glass, metal, wood, or even dust. Chemical burns are another common cause of eye injuries, especially in jobs involving handling hazardous substances. In some cases, eye injuries can also be caused by exposure to harmful light or radiation.

Regardless of the cause, any eye injury can have a significant impact on a worker's ability to perform their job and their quality of life. Most work-related eye injuries include scratches, punctures,Foreign Object(s) in the eye, chemical burns or in more severe cases, permanent loss of vision. 

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Protecting Your Rights for Compensation Claims

Eye injuries shouldn't be taken lightly, as they can lead to complications that cause long-term issues or even lifelong disability. In Alabama, the injured worker has the right to choose a doctor from a panel of physicians provided by the employer. If you are rejected treatment or aren’t given a choice of doctors, it may be time to seek legal action.

Stephen Thompson, as an experienced Alabama personal injury lawyer, can help you navigate the complex process of work compensation claims. You should keep in mind that workers' compensation is an insurance system which means the insurance company's goal is to pay out as little as possible. However, with a seasoned attorney like Stephen Thompson by your side, you have the best chance of receiving the compensation you deserve after a work-related eye injury.

The Search for Alabama Workers' Compensation Lawyers

Searching for the best Alabama workers' compensation lawyer might seem complicated, but it doesn't have to be. Look for an attorney that specializes in workers’ compensation law like Stephen Thompson, who is experienced in handling eye injury claims and can guide you throughout your claim process. 

Undoubtedly, having your rights explained to you not only assists you in knowing what to expect, but it also helps you to relax and focus on your recovery. Stephen Thompson is dedicated to providing aggressive representation to injured workers throughout Alabama, and is committed to ensuring that his clients receive all of the benefits they are entitled to under the Alabama Workers' Compensation Act.

In conclusion, suffering from a work-related eye injury can have drastic life-altering consequences. The Alabama Workers' Compensation Act is set in place to assist those workers dealing with such situations. Employees are to be compensated for their injuries, allowing them to recover and ease back into their routine with less financial stress. 

If you or a loved one has suffered from a work-related eye injury, don't hesitate to reach out to experienced Alabama workers' compensation lawyer, Stephen Thompson. Our team will go above and beyond to advocate for your rights and assist you in achieving the best possible outcome. With comprehensive knowledge of Alabama's Workers' Compensation Act and sharp legal acumen, Stephen Thompson is poised to help you through these challenging times.

Free Initial Strategy Session

All Initial Strategy Sessions are Free. If you would like to discuss your options, you are invited to fill out one of the Contact Forms. I will attempt to contact you if I think I can help you.

During your Initial Strategy Session, I will asist you in creating a strategy on how to best pursue your claim, whether it be the result of a Car Accident Claim, 18 Wheeler Injury, or, Alabama Workers' Compensation Claim. At your Initial Strategy Session, you will receive the following:

  • First - I will listen to your story. You will have a chance to tell everything to someone who wants to hear what happened to you.
  • Based on the information that you provide, I will give you my best advice on both what claims you have, and the next steps you should consider to proceed with your claim(s).
  • If your claim is something that I think I can help you with, I will explain the services that I can provide for you, and what the next steps are that we should take. We will start working immediately.
  • If your matter is something that I do not think I can help you with, then I will attempt to put you in contact with another lawyer that might be able to help you.
  • Either way, what should happen is we will put to rest some of the unkowns that you may be experiencing. We will start to shed some light on what you can expect, and how to best pursue the benefits you deserve.

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