Eye strain can become so severe that an employee can suffer permanent eye damage resulting in costly medical treatment.
Eye strain is a common problem for workers who spend a large portion of their time using computers. Staring at a computer continuously can tire your eyes and cause symptoms that are very uncomfortable, including eye dryness, tears, stinging eyes, headaches, and nausea.
However, the issue can become so severe that an employee can suffer permanent eye damage. This can result in the need for surgery, expensive lenses other costly medical treatments, and time off work resulting in lost wages. In addition, it may also lead to a decreased ability to use a computer or maybe even altogether.
If you are in this situation, you may need to file a workers compensation claim to recover the costs associated with your eye strain injury. However, it’s important to know how your employer and their insurance company will look at your work injury claim.
Filing a Workers Comp Claim for Eye Strain
Before filing a workers’ compensation claim for eye strain, there are a few things you will want to consider:
- Can you prove that your eye strain claim is legitimate and that your vision is negatively affected as a result?
- Can you prove that these effects on your vision have a direct correlation with the nature of your job responsibilities or work environment?
- Can you show that your eye strain injury has reduced your ability to fulfill your job requirements?
- Does a through examination by a doctor prove the lagitimacy of your claim?
Eye injuries are limiting and painful. If your job has caused you to develop serious eye strain, the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann can help. We can evaluate your claim and improve your chances of getting the workers compensation benefits you deserve.
Experienced Workers Compensation Lawyers in St. Louis
Do not let your employer or their insurance company deny your benefits. When injured, you need answers and money quickly. You have bills to pay, a family to take care of, and a job to go back to. Our attorney, James M. Hoffmann, works with employees from a wide range of industries to pursue the right benefits or to appeal a denial of your injury claim.
The Missouri Workers Compensation system is not your friend. We can help you take the steps necessary to protect your rights and recover payment for lost wages, medical care for your injuries, or a settlement for permanent partial disability or permanent total disability should you not be able to return to work.