Loss of Sight
Helping injured workers get the benefits they deserve
Any type of vision loss can have a significant impact on the lives of workers and affect their ability to do their jobs. When vision loss is job-related, workers are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC helps injured workers successfully navigate the workers' compensation claims process in New Jersey.
Vision loss is a work injury that can occur in different ways at a workplace, including:
- Flying debris (such as nails, splinters, metal shavings or shards of glass)
- Head injury (from a falling object, slip and fall or motor vehicle accident)
- Chemicals that splash into the eye
- Long-term exposure to extremely bright light
- Long-term exposure to computer screen glare
Work-related vision injuries may include blindness, blurred vision, a reduction in field of vision, light sensitivity, migraines and eyestrain. Injured workers may need treatment from an eye specialist, possible including surgery. The cost of treatment can be expensive, and workers may not be able to return to their jobs for some time.
It can be difficult to prove vision loss is job-related in a workers' compensation claim, and insurance companies are always looking for ways to pay as little as possible. That's why you need an experienced workers' compensation attorney fighting for you. Our firm has been helping clients with workers' compensation claims since 1995.
In some cases, employers and their insurance companies may challenge workers' compensation claims related to loss of vision. They may take the position that the injury was not caused by anything that happened at the workplace.
Experience matters in work injury cases
Our attorneys know how to build a strong case that shows your injury was job-related and that you deserve to receive benefits. We will fight to get you the medical treatment and wage benefits you rightfully deserve. By law, your employer chooses the doctor who will treat your injury. This doctor usually does not have your best interests in mind. If necessary, we will arrange for an independent medical evaluation.
Some of our attorneys, including founder Adam Kotlar, are board-certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court in the area of workers' compensation law. The certification process is difficult - fewer than 3% of attorneys in the state are board-certified in any area of specialty. But we work harder in order to provide better service for our clients.
If you suffered loss of sight or another type of vision-related injury at the workplace, you need a workers' compensation attorney fighting for you. Call us at 856-751-7676 to schedule a free consultation at one of our five offices.