Staten Island Blindness Injury
The loss of the ability to see will have a significant impact on your life. Every aspect of your life will be affected including the way you interact with family and friends and your ability to work. While blindness can result from an illness, it is often caused by injury to the head injury, face, or directly to the eye caused by an accident. For example, falls are one of the leading causes of injuries to the head or eye that lead to a loss of vision. Regardless of the type of accident that affected your ability to see, you will face challenges, including significant medical bills. If your injury was caused by the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss of income. However, it is critical that you immediately contact an experienced Staten Island personal injury lawyer who will review the facts of your case and work aggressively to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.Common causes of blindness
Traumatic vision loss is commonly caused by an injury to the head, face or eye. Such injuries may result from a violent assault, a chemical splash to the eye, extremely bright lights, grit or particles in the eye, car accidents, sharp objects piercing the eye, and falls.
Such injuries may need to a significant loss of vision such that the victim is left legally blind in one or both eyes. These injuries can also lead to other damage to vision leaving the victim with blurred vision, double vision, detached retina, damaged tear ducts, and impaired eyelid mobility.Damages for a loss of sight injury
Whether it is an head injury, eye injury, or some other type of injury, under New York law if you are seriously injured because of the actions of another person, you have the right to demand that that person compensate you for your medical expenses, lost wages, and the other losses you suffered. .
- Medical expenses: All past and future expenses related to treating the injury that led to your loss of vision damage to the structure of your eye such as the emergency room, hospital, diagnostic tests, eye specialists and other doctors, surgery, medication, and outpatient treatment.
- Lost wages: This includes income and benefits that you lost or were unable to accrue either from your job, or from the business that you own and operate.
- Pain and suffering. This includes compensation for chronic pain, disfigurement, scarring, or a limp, as well as psychological suffering such as depression, mood swings, fear, and hopelessness that comes along with a permanent, life-changing injury such as blindness.
If you lost your sight or suffered damage to your eye in an accident at work, you may be entitled workplace accident you may be entitled to benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Furthermore, if you eye or head injury left you with a significant, permanent loss of sight such that you will not be able to return to work for an extended period, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
If you were injured in an accident that caused a loss of sight or caused you a significant eye injury, you should contact an experienced attorney who understands the legal issues associated with personal injury cases. The staff at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates is experienced in handling personal injury cases stemming from auto, truck, motorcycle, boat, and construction accidents. Even if you feel that your injury is covered by workers’ compensation insurance contact us to ensure that you are receiving the maximum benefits available to you under workers’ compensation law, personal injury law, and Social Security disability law. Contact our staff at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW (1-800-696-9529) to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.