California Eye Injury Attorneys Pursue Full Compensation for Victims
Firm advocates for those afflicted with blindness or diminished sight
Loss or impairment of your eyesight can greatly diminish your ability to lead a productive and happy life. That’s why, if you’ve suffered an eye injury, you deserve the maximum amount of compensation possible from the person whose negligence was the cause. At Mastagni Holstedt, APC in Sacramento and Rancho Cucamonga, we take all personal injuries seriously, and we fight hard for clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries such as blindness. We thoroughly investigate your accident and work aggressively to hold the negligent party accountable. We also represent victims of workplace accidents to secure their workers’ compensation benefits and possibly to bring legal action against a third party who may be liable. During this difficult time, you can trust our firm to assert your rights and pursue the best possible results.
Common causes of eye trauma leading to blindness
The most common cause of eye injury in older adults is a fall. For young children, being struck by a person or an object is the greatest danger. Other incidents that cause eye injury include:
- Car accidents
- Chemical accidents
- Defective products
- Electric shock
- Explosions and burns
- Sports injuries
In many cases of trauma to the eye, swift medical treatment can save the victim’s vision. Surgery may be necessary. When the victim loses sight after receiving medical treatment, it’s necessary to ask whether the care given was up to professional medical standards.
Blindness is a catastrophic injury because it makes it more difficult for a person to navigate the world, to interact with others, to obtain and maintain gainful employment and to enjoy various aspects of life. Monetary damages for an eye injury include recoveries for lost future wages, loss of quality of life, loss of enjoyment of life and such costs as rehabilitation services, guide dogs and adaptive technology. When you retain our services, you get our firm commitment to maximize your settlement or damage award at trial.
Help with workplace eye injuries in Sacramento, Rancho Cucamonga and statewide
At industrial workplaces and construction sites, there is an ever-present danger of eye injury. Working with caustic or flammable chemicals, in and around high voltage stations or with power tools requires use of proper equipment to protect the eyes.
If your eye injury occurred at work, you can apply for workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, an eye injury can be permanently disabling, so insurance companies may fight your claim or attempt to reduce your disability payment. Because your financial future depends so heavily on these benefits, you should never accept a settlement without speaking to an experienced workers’ comp attorney.
In addition, you might have the right to file a negligence lawsuit to recover extensive damages, including pain and suffering, if the party who caused your injury is someone with whom you do not have an employer-employee or coworker relationship.
Contact a California personal injury attorneys to discuss your claims
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury to your eye, either as a result of negligence or on the job, Mastagni Holstedt, APC can help. Contact us online or call for a free consultation with one of our attorneys in Sacramento, Rancho Cucamonga or Pleasanton. We take injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no legal fees unless we successfully recover personal injury compensation or workers’ compensation benefits on your behalf.