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The Long Beach California eye injury attorneys of the law firm DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have walked side by side with many eye injury clients throughout their over thirty years of experience. They have seen how difficult eye injuries can be for a person and they know how to help you get the maximum compensation under the law. Call us 24 hours a day to schedule your free initial consultation and case evaluation so we can take the burden of the legal process off of your back and allow you the time and energy to focus on healing.
We want to help you using our team of experienced Long Beach eye injury lawyers, our dedicated staff, and those we bring in to consult with your case like accident reconstructionists, doctors and more. Our firm will also ensure that you are receiving proper medical treatment. Whether your eye injury happened in public, at home, at work, in a car or motorized vehicle accident, while playing a sport or anywhere else, our work injury and personal injury law firm will work diligently for you. We can be reached right now at (562) 372-3960.
The topic of eye injuries includes a whole range of possible injuries. For the most part, they are when the eyelid, eye, or retina has been fractured, penetrated, displaced, burned by chemicals, cut, burned by UV rays, perforated, or scratched. Being able to see as well as possible is the primary goal of most eye injury treatments and recovery plans. The majority of causes for eye injuries can be categorized into two groups: physical and chemical.
The eye is structured in such a way to protect our eyes from foreign objects and substances as best it can with our eyelashes, its inset feature, our eyelids, and the eye’s automatically quick reflexes. The following, though, are injuries to the eyes that can still harm our eyes: flying shards or pieces of metal, glass, wood, or brick, skateboarding injuries, work injury, violence, fistfights, firecracker accidents, bicycle accidents, defective products, sports injuries like football eye injury, hockey eye injury, baseball/softball eye injury, tennis eye injury, racquetball eye injury, boxing eye injury, basketball eye injury, soccer eye injury, lacrosse eye injury, badminton eye injury, wrestling eye injury, or ice skating eye injury, BB gun accidents, fingernail eye scratches, car or automobile accidents, paper eye scratches, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents, crosswalk accidents, and tripping, slipping and falling.
Chemicals can be very harmful to your eyes. One tip to keep in mind: The amount and severity of stinging that your eye(s) experiences when a chemical gets into it does not actually directly relate to how much damage that foreign substance will cause our eye(s). You should still take all chemicals in your eyes very seriously, though. Some basic (alkaline) chemicals won’t cause much stinging when they touch our eyes but they will cause rather a lot of damage. Basic chemicals have a high pH. They include many types of ammonia, cement, metal polishes, lime, cleaning fluids like most oven cleaners, and chalk dust.
Irritants are chemicals with a pH that is neutral. Therefore, they are not basic or acidic. An example of an irritant is pepper spray. The pH of acids is low. They cause most of their damage to the very front of the eye. Some acids that cause eye injuries are hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, sulfurous acid, and nitric acid.
Hot liquids, corrosive fumes, welding flashes, diseases, laser beams, and molten metal are more causes for eye injuries. For the best possible chance of reaching your Maximum Medical Improvement as quickly as you can, it is crucial that you or a friend call a doctor or 911 as soon as possible following the injury to the eye.
Eye injuries happen in many ways to someone while they are working. Our work injury lawyers in Long Beach, CA have helped clients for over thirty years with their workers’ compensation claims for eye injuries suffered at work or while on the job. An abbreviated list of the most common causes for on the job eye injuries is: working with and around heavy objects, truck accidents, falling objects, motorcycle accidents, car/automotive accidents, tractors, table saw accidents, conveyor belts, mine equipment accidents, slip, trip and fall injuries, and construction equipment accidents. The Long Beach workers’ compensation law firm of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo will represent you and protect your rights for workers’ compensation claims as well as personal injury cases for eye injuries. We know how to investigate your case and injury circumstances to look for a third party that is also at fault beyond just your place of work so we can maximize your potential compensation.
Serious injuries to our eyes can cause scratches to much worse and much more damaging. Perforating eye trauma has happened when an object has entered and exited the eye. A blowout fracture of the eye has happened when blunt forces (eg: a fist or a ball) has fractured the eye. Penetrating eye trauma has happened when an object has entered the eye. A non-penetrating eye trauma has happened when the eye is in place and intact after force or physical harm. Other effects of eye injuries include blood in the eye, traumatic optic neuropathy, orbital fractures, eyelid lacerations, corneal abrasions, arc eye, orbital fractures, snow blindness, and hemorrhaging. It is also possible for the eye to be poked out by a flying object, blunt force, or a piece of equipment. Some complications that happen because of eye injuries include retinal detachment, corneal scarring, and post-traumatic glaucoma. Traumatic Iritis is another result of a physical eye injury (like a poke or hit to the eye) and it is when the iris becomes inflamed.
Our retina interprets what our eyes view and converts that light and those images into neural impulses that get sent to the brain. This part of our eye can become detached or peel off after trauma, an injury or swelling.
The popularity of laser eye surgeries has increased rapidly over the last decade or so. There are even eye surgeries to implant contact lenses, to repair astigmatism, and much more. These eye procedures do not always go perfectly. Negative side-effects or failed eye surgeries can potentially be very painful, distracting and may have adverse results for your vision and eyes (eg: double vision).
The symptoms for eye injuries vary depending on the severity of the injury and the location of the injury. They include bruising around the eye, pain, tearing, eye redness, double vision, temporary blindness, swelling, sensitivity to light, inability to keep the eye open, and the inability or difficulty to move the injured eye.
The dark color of black eyes comes from the swelling under the skin that happens around the eye(s) after an injury to the face, head, or eyes. It does not directly signal that an eye injury has occurred but the eye could be injured as well. Black eyes are also called ecchymosis.
In the case of physical eye injuries, patches are one method of treatment that can be successful when appropriate. There are actually two different kinds of patches: shield and pressure patches. Shield patches are used on the injured eye when the doctor has said it is OK for the eye injury victim to open their eye under the patch and there is a need to not put any pressure or tension on the injured eye. Pressure patches, on the other hand, are utilized when the goal for the victim is that they keep tension on their eye and for them to keep from opening their eye. Stitching is another possible treatment in the case of eye lacerations. Eye surgery may be needed if the eye or orbit has fractured or there are other serious injury symptoms or problems. For chemical eye injuries, sterile water is usually utilized to flush the eyes.
There are many types of eye surgeries. Some common surgeries for eyes are eye muscle surgery, cataract surgery, vitreo-retinal surgery, glaucoma surgery, canaloplasty, corneal surgery, oculoplastic surgery (or reconstructing the eye), and eyelid surgery.
Call our eye injury law firm in Long Beach, CA today to schedule your free case evaluation and initial consultation. We will discuss how your injury happened, where it happened, your legal options going forward, what your case would look like and what our injury law firm could do for you and your family. We have helped thousands of people since 1979. We work for our clients on a contingency basis. This means that you will not pay us or owe us anything unless and until we win your injury case.
The Long Beach, California eye injury lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo will come to you at your home or your hospital room if you are unable to come to our office. We are available to meet during Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:30pm but we will also meet you, by appointment, in the evening and on Saturdays and Sundays.
Law Firm of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo
Long Beach, California
Call us today: (562) 372-3960