Miami Eye Injury & Blindness Attorney
First, there are the practical implications of losing your sight. You can no longer drive, read a label or see the “Don’t Walk” sign at an intersection. You may not be able to perform your job that requires use of a computer, written materials or precision hand-eye coordination. However, the most difficult consequence of blindness is the loss of those things we love — seeing your beloved’s face, watching your child score a goal, or experiencing a spectacular sunset or a colorful flower.
An experienced Miami injury and blindness attorney at Brais Law Firm can help you recover compensation for blindness, partial loss of sight and impaired vision. Our personal injury lawyers have dedicated their careers to helping people who have suffered serious injuries. Our team has recovered more than $38 million firm-wide during the past four years along, and our attorneys have earned the honor of inclusion in the Multi-Million Advocates Forum*. Our Results page contains further details about our track record of successes.
Worksite Injuries that Affect Sight
The workplace poses substantial eye injury risks to workers in Miami and throughout Florida, especially in maritime, construction, manufacturing, agriculture and industrial occupations. You have a right to appropriate eye protection, including goggles or face shields, whenever you are working near eye injury hazards.
- Traumatic eye injury at the workplace – Traumatic eye injury occurs when an object pierces the eye or forcibly hits the eye socket area. For example drilling, sawing, sanding and welding can send fine pieces of wood, metal or ambers into the eye during construction or boat repair. Nail and staple guns also commonly contribute to eye injuries.
- Chemical exposure on the worksite – Toxic materials also pose a serious risk of chemical burns. Liquids may splash into the eye or toxic fumes may penetrate the eye. These injuries can be avoided if your employer initiates proper procedures for handling the toxic materials and provides protective eyewear.
The brain sends signals back and forth to your eyes that allow you to see and interpret what is in front of you. Damage to the brain can interfere with this complex process by causing blurry vision, tunnel vision, blind spots or complete loss of sight. A blow to the head from an auto wreck, violent assault, sports injury or other preventable accident can damage the brain and affect vision.
Recovering for Losses Resulting from Eye Injuries
Our Miami eye injury and blindness attorneys conduct a thorough investigation to initially prove liability and then calculate and prove your damages. We consider those factors that can substantially improve your quality of life and independence as well as your medical and financial needs. Brais Law Firm pursues compensation for:
- Surgeries that might improve your vision
- Medical bills
- Vocational rehabilitation and training
- Loss of earning capacity
- Specialized equipment upon which to perform everyday tasks
- Personal assistants for driving and reading
- Diminished enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and psychological damage
Consult a Miami Eye Injury & Blindness Attorney for More Information
We take your eye injury claim on a contingency fee basis, meaning we do not charge you unless we recover damages for you. Our blindness lawyers represent clients throughout Florida from our Miami office.