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Workplace eye injuries and what you should do

| Apr 2, 2021 | Workers' Compensation |

There are many ways that you can get injured at work in Colorado, and your eyes are very important. You should always make every effort to avoid eye injuries, but if you ever find that you have hurt yourself, you should seek medical treatment so that you can make your rightful claim for worker’s compensation.

Protect your eyes

No matter your occupation, protecting your eyes should be at the top of your priority list because your eyes are necessary for a wide range of tasks. There are several things that you can do to protect your eyes when you’re at work. First of all, you should always wear any personal protective equipment required for the job. For eyesight, you’ll most likely be given a mask or goggles, and you should wear them even if you already feel safe. You should also follow the rules set out by your employer because company policies are specifically designed to reduce the likelihood that you’ll get into an accident that could threaten your eyesight or other parts of your body.

What you can do if you get a denial for worker’s compensation?

If you find yourself injured, you can make a worker’s compensation claim for the time that you have to miss work. If your claim gets denied, you should look into why it might have happened. One common reason is that you didn’t notify your employer in time. In Colorado, you need to notify your employer within four days of the injury. Another possibility is that your employer fought back over the claim because of the way that you were injured. You might also be denied your claim if you didn’t seek medical treatment at all or from an approved doctor.

If you suffered a workplace injury that might affect your sight in the future, worker’s compensation can cover your treatment costs and lost wages. An attorney may assist you with an appeal if your claim gets denied.

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