Q Is my company liable for an eye injury caused by compressed air?
It’s possible. If you work for a construction company that did not adequately prepare you for working with compressed air, you could be able to file more than just a workers’ compensation claim.
How Employers Can Share Responsibility for an Eye Injury Caused by Compressed Air
Even if you have worked with compressed air before, your employer may share responsibility if your vision has been affected by an eye injury at work. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), employers have a responsibility to protect workers by training them on how to use and maintain equipment, as well as provide them with appropriate eye protection.
You may have a case against your employer if your at-work eye protection:
- Did not fit over your own corrective eyeglass lenses
- Could not be worn over your corrective spectacles without affecting your vision
- Did not provide adequate protection when combined with your own eyeglasses
- Was not approved for the particular hazards of the work you were performing
- Was not reasonably comfortable enough to be worn for the length of time or conditions of your work
- Did not fit you snugly enough to prevent injury
- Interfered with your ability to move
- Was not easily cleanable or capable of being disinfected
- Was not durable enough to prevent injury
It is understandable that you would want to get as much compensation as possible after losing your vision in a work injury. We have helped many construction workers get compensation after their ability to earn a living has been permanently affected, and we would be honored to help you as well. Click the link on this page to get started. Your contact with us is free, and you owe us nothing unless we win your case.
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