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Eye Injuries

Sprains, fractures, and broken bones can all cause a variety of everyday difficulties for an accident victim, but these types of injuries eventually heal with proper care. People who suffer eye injuries because of the negligence of another party can have virtually every aspect of their lives dramatically altered for potentially longer—even infinite—periods of time.

Even when an eye injury is capable of being corrected, it may involve multiple costly surgical procedures. It can be extraordinarily difficult for victims to be able to pay the additional medical expenses as well as support their families and themselves when they are unable to work because of the detrimental effect the injuries have had on their ability to see.

West Chester, Pennsylvania Lawyer for Eye Injuries

Did you or your loved one suffer a serious eye injury because of another party’s negligence? You could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other financial damages.

The personal injury attorneys in West Chester, PA, with Ciccarelli Law Offices work as a team to help clients in communities throughout Montgomery County, Lancaster County, Philadelphia County, Delaware County, and Chester County. Call (610) 719-3190 or fill out an online contact form to have our lawyers review your case during a free consultation.

Chester County Eye Injuries Information Center

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Types of Eye Injuries in Pennsylvania

Regardless of the specific cause, an eye injury has the potential to cause significantly reduced vision or possibly even blindness. When an issue can be corrected, a victim may need to undergo several corrective surgeries.

Any injury to the eye can create a multitude of extreme difficulties, not only preventing victims from being able to return to work but also requiring the help with basic everyday duties around the home. A few types of specific eye injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Canalicular Trauma;
  • Chemical Burns to the Conjunctiva and Cornea;
  • Conjunctival Laceration;
  • Corneal Abrasion;
  • Corneal Laceration;
  • Hyphema;
  • Optic Nerve Damage;
  • Orbital Blowout Fracture;
  • Post-Traumatic Endophthalmitis;
  • Retinal Detachment;
  • Subconjunctival Hemorrhage;
  • Torn or Detached Retina;
  • Traumatic Iritis; and
  • Traumatic Optic Neuropathy (TON).

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Causes of Eye Injuries in West Chester

People may sustain eye injuries in an instant following various kinds of accidents or over the course of time because of improper vision care. While many injuries can be prevented with protective eyewear, several injuries occur in settings in which victims had little reason to take such precautions.

A few of the most common causes of eye injuries include, but are not limited to:

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Pennsylvania Resources for Eye Injuries

Pennsylvania Optometric Association (POA) — The Pennsylvania Optometric Association is the professional organization for doctors of optometry in Pennsylvania. Its mission is to “represent the interests of Doctors of Optometry in Pennsylvania and to advance eye and vision care for the citizens of the Commonwealth.” On this website, you can learn more about eye and vision problems, caring for your vision, and how your eyes work.

EyeWiki | American Academy of Ophthalmology — The American Academy of Ophthalmology is a professional medical association of ophthalmologists (specialists in medical and surgical eye problems). EyeWiki is essentially an online eye encyclopedia authored by ophthalmologists covering the vast spectrum of eye disease, diagnosis, and treatment. You can search for topics by name or browse categories and subcategories.

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Find a Lawyer for Eye Injuries in West Chester, PA

If you or your loved one sustained any kind of injury to your eyes as the result of another party’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for your past and future lost income. Ciccarelli Law Offices has several decades of experience helping accident victims who have suffered catastrophic injuries.

We have offices in Lancaster, King of Prussia, Philadelphia, Springfield, Plymouth Meeting, Radnor, West Chester, and Kennett Square. Our Chester County personal injury attorneys will provide a complete evaluation of your case as soon as you call (610) 719-3190 to set up a free, no obligation consultation.

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