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If you or a loved one sustained a severe eye injury in Maryland, our skilled, dedicated, and knowledgeable eye injury lawyers can help. To set up a free, confidential consultation, call our law offices today at (410) 694-7291.
Common Causes of Eye Injuries in Maryland
Our sight is one of our most important senses. With it, we can guide ourselves through everything surrounding us. You’d think such a fantastic part of the body would be protected. However, it is continuously exposed to everything around it. For that reason, people look or ways to preserve such a sensitive area, especially when it comes to work and other activities.
Unfortunately, thousands of people suffer eye injuries every year in the U.S. to provide you with some context, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), every day in the U.S. 2,000 construction workers suffer eye injuries due to job-related accidents. Many things can cause eye injuries in the workplace. The following represent some of the most common causes of eye injuries in Maryland:
The world of sports is amazing and rewarding. However, it can also be dangerous for many athletes who expose their body to intense physical performance. For instance, American football players expose their body at all times during the NFL (National Football League) season. Other athletes such as baseball players, mixed martial arts fighters, and boxers are at risk of suffering severe eye damage. Many times, athletes suffer from these types of injuries due to excessive use of physical force, or by the negligence of another player. In such a situation, you may be able to obtain compensation provided you can establish your injury happened due to something more than just an “accident.”
As we mentioned before, workplace accidents can be another common cause of eye injury. An important thing to keep in mind when suffering from a work-related injury is you have the right to receive assistance from your employer. However, the benefits you can obtain through your employer may not be enough to cover your losses. There may be situations where you may file a claim directly against your employer. A dedicated Maryland personal injury attorney can help you hold the liable parties accountable for your losses.
Chemical exposure injuries are among some of the most dangerous and painful any person can sustain. The consequences of an eye injury caused by chemical exposure can be severe. Depending on the chemical and the time of exposure, a person can face irreparable damage to their eyes. This can be a devastating injury, especially for those who are sole providers and depend on their vision to keep working. In such a situation, it is easy to feel hopeless and helpless. However, this is not the end of the road for you. A skilled, dedicated, and experienced Maryland eye injury attorney can help you hold the liable parties accountable for your losses.
Car crashes are a common cause of eye injuries. Sever car crashes can cause a person to lose control over their body and hit themselves against different parts of their car. It is also possible glass from the windshield, or from the doors shatter, sending sharp pieces flying to the driver’s or passengers’ eyes. Lacerations can be so severe that some victims may never recover from the accident and lose their sight. If you or a loved one suffered eye injuries during a car accident, we may be able to help.
Filing a Claim for an Eye Injury in Maryland
Filing a claim for an eye injury must be taken on a case-by-case basis. The reason behind this is there may be different people involved in your accident. For instance, if your injury is job-related, you may hold your co-worker, your supervisor, or your employer accountable for your losses.
However, things can be more complicated when there is more than one player involved in your eye injury. For instance, it is possible your injury was related to defective equipment. In such cases, you may be able to file a claim to all people involved with the product. In other words, it is possible to file a complaint against everyone from the seller all the way to the manufacturer.
This may sound like a straightforward matter. However, your case can be complicated and full of different details you need to prove. It is always in your best interest to be represented by an experienced, skilled Maryland eye injury attorney in the event of an accident.
Things You Will Need to Prove in Court for Your Eye Injury Case in Maryland
Claims for an eye injury are mostly based on a negligence theory. Therefore, it is your responsibility to show the defendant was negligent. To achieve this, you will need to prove the existence of all the elements of negligence. This means you will need to show the defendant owed you a duty of care, which was breached, and due to the breach of their duty, you sustained your injuries. If you can prove all these elements with the court, you may be awarded compensation for things such as your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A skilled Maryland eye injury attorney can help you hold the liable parties accountable for the harm you sustained.
Eye Injury Attorney Serving Maryland
If you or someone you know sustained severe eye damage to no fault of their own, we may be able to help. At The Law Offices of Randolph Rice, we strive to fight aggressively and strategically to get you the compensation you deserve. Backed by years of hands-on experience, we know what it takes to fight for the compensation you need. Call us today and set up a free, confidential consultation with one of our dedicated eye injury lawyers. Our phone number is (410) 694-7291.