Eye Injury? Your Case is Our Cause.
Top Pennsylvania Personal Injury Law Firm for Eye Injuries
You rely on your eyes every day for nearly everything you do. Losing your vision or suffering an eye injury can be catastrophic and life-changing. Understanding where to turn can be challenging enough, but speaking to the experienced team of attorneys at Schiffman Firm can bring peace of mind.
Our firm has represented thousands of people who have suffered personal injuries – including eye injuries and vision loss – due to the negligence of other individuals, businesses, or defective products.
Our victories and results have earned our firm a reputation for assertive representation of the victims — and for success with cases that other attorneys and law firms have simply refused to accept or stopped pursuing when the road got too rough.
If you or someone you care about has been injured or suffered an eye injury due to the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of another person, company – or by a defective product, you need the right attorneys.
Eye Injuries Resource Center
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What is an eye injury?
An eye injury is a broad term to describe any sort of ocular trauma one may suffer from. This can include damage and injury to the pupil, optic nerve, retina, cornea, and other parts that make up the anatomy of the eye.
Bleeding, bruising, burns, fractures
What are some common types of eye injuries?
Eye injuries can vary drastically from simple bruises and scratches to bleeding. Some major and catastrophic eye injuries may require enucleation or surgical removal of the eye.
Common eye injuries may include
- Black eyes, bruising, and redness
- Bleeding or a subconjunctival hemorrhage
- Burns and irritations
- Corneal abrasions
- Orbital or eye socket fractures
- Retinal detachment
Foreign objects, sudden impacts, chemical burns
How can eye injuries occur?
Any type of personal injury can result in an eye injury. Here are some of the more common scenarios that may result in an eye injury:
- Trauma caused by a sudden impact to the eye area
Eye injuries are incredibly common any time a sudden blow or hard object impacts the head or area around the eye. This may be something like a punch or even an airbag deployment during a car or automobile accident.These types of accidents can cause fractures to the orbital area, bleeding inside of the eye, and even retinal detachment – any of which can lead to permanent damage including vision loss.
- Cuts, scrapes, or scratches caused by a foreign object
Even the smallest of objects can damage an eye. Sticks, wood particles, grains of sand, pieces of glass – any of these seemingly simple objects can cause catastrophic damage to one’s eye and vision. More extreme cases can include accidents involving power tools like table saws and hunting equipment like defective crossbows.Commonly seen in workplace injuries or accidents involving defective products – eye injuries caused by foreign objects can damage the cornea leading to blurred vision. sensitivity to light, and even vision loss.
- Chemical burns
Simple, everyday products like shampoo, soap, and makeup can cause a wide variety of eye injuries ranging from minor to mild.More catastrophic injuries are sustained from harsher chemicals like drain cleaners, fertilizers, and acids like bleach.
Regardless of the chemical, an eye injury can become more severe to catastrophic the longer the chemicals remain in the eye and the deeper they penetrate.
Find the right attorney
Can I sue if I suffer an eye injury?
If you or someone you love has suffered an eye injury due to the negligence of someone else you need to seek legal representation. The attorneys at Schiffman Firm in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have decades of experience in helping personal injury victims successfully navigate the legal claims stemming from eye injuries.
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What do I do if I suffer an eye injury?
The first thing you need to do is seek proper medical attention and care. Eye injuries and their everlasting effects can be dependent on how quickly they are treated. Even if the injury seems minor, if left untreated it can lead to more serious complications including vision loss.
Once medical care has been received contact a personal injury law firm like Schiffman Firm for a free consultation of your case. Our experienced team of trial lawyers can help you decide on what to do next.
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