Your eyes are sensitive and vital part of your body that can be seriously harmed if they are not protected. Each day about 2000 workers in the United States are confronted with an eye injury that requires treatment. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that about one-third of these injuries are treated in hospital emergency rooms around the country and that about 100 of these daily accidents cause the victim to take at least one day off of work for recovery.
Most of the time eye injuries occur when a small piece of debris flies up into the eye. Metal fragments, wood, nails, staples, or even the compounds in dirt and dust can fly into the eyes and create an injury that may even permanently damage your eyesight. There are times that these accidents result in a permanent loss of vision- a devastating occurrence. Sometimes a worker merely needs to run into an object like a beam or pole and the blunt force trauma will be enough to damage the eye.
More than an instant injury, there are times that a worker who is often exposed to contaminating substances like animals, bathrooms, or other dirtier products will develop eye infections that can also strip them of eye-sight loss. If you work at a place where your eyes could be at risk in any way, your employer should require that you wear safety goggles.
These eye-protectants need to be worn whenever an employee is working with a tool that could cause debris to fly up, or near dangerous chemicals that could splash into the eyes. If you here hurt at work in a way that caused damage to your vision, or caused you to spend days or weeks in the hospital getting treatments to fix your eyes, then talk to a personal injury lawyer about it. You may be able to get money as a compensation for your wounds.