It is very frightening to suffer an eye injury. It is even more devastating when the injury was caused by the negligence of another person. If you have suffered an eye injury due to the negligence of another you need an eye injury lawyer to help you seek out compensation for your injuries.
Compensation may consist of payment for past, present, and future medical bills; pain and suffering; lost wages; and much more. When you have been injured due to the fault of another, you should not have to pay for the consequences.
Types Of Eye Injuries
The eye can receive a number of injuries. They include:
- Anisocoria - The pupil sphincter is torn, which causes the pupil to permanently dilate. This injury is a common result of airbag deployment.
- Hyphema - Blood accumulates in the eye's front chamber between the iris and the cornea as the result of blunt trauma.
- Blocked tear duct - An injury can lead to scarring that obstructs the tear duct.
- Retinal Detachment - The retina is pulled or it is torn from its normal position. The retina can quickly degenerate, which can lead to blindness.
- Horner's Syndrome - The direct result of damage to the nerves that connect the eyes and face to the brain. Blunt trauma to the neck can cause this.
- Bell's Palsy - Damage to the facial nerve can cause paralysis of that nerve, resulting in eye-related symptoms and issues with the entire side of the face that is affected.
Causes Of Eye Injuries
The face is an amazing structure in that it is constructed in a way that protects the eyes from damage. Unfortunately when accidents happen, injury can still occur and you can be left with vision problems. These problems may include blurry vision, burning, bulging, double vision, floaters, dry eyes, limited eye or eyelid movement, permanently dilated pupils, or partial or complete blindness.
The common causes of eye injuries are workplace accidents, dog bites and other animal attacks, and car collisions. At the same time, other causes include assault, defective products, explosions that are not work-related, and falling objects. If you have been injured in any of these situations, an eye injury lawyer can help you recover monetary damages from the party or parties that are responsible for your injuries.
Contact a Minnesota Eye Injury Lawyer
Contact our firm today at (952) 448-2800 - Chaska, (507) 388-1800 - Mankato, or (612) 424-6011 -Minneapolis for your eye injury claim. Consultations are free and cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid when you are compensated.