Louisiana Eye Injury & Vision Loss Lawyer
Eyes are arguably the most valuable, and most vulnerable, sensory organs. These organs are especially vulnerable at any workplace that uses caustic chemicals for any reason, which is pretty much any jobsite in Louisiana. An accidental chemical splash could permanently damage eyesight in only a moment. Such injuries are more common in white-collar workplaces and other places that often don’t provide protective eyewear and/or insist that employees use it properly. Additionally, the fumes from these chemicals damage vision so gradually that many victims don’t know there’s a problem until it’s almost too late to do anything about it.
The experienced Louisiana eye injury & vision loss lawyer at Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe know how valuable your sight is. So, while we cannot change what happened in the past, we can work hard to ensure that these victims get the compensation they need and deserve. Money doesn’t begin to make up for a catastrophic injury. However, maximum compensation gives victims the money they need to pay extensive medical bills and also move on with their lives. Because we work so hard, we’re usually able to settle these claims out of court and on victim-friendly terms.
Future Medical Bills
Many injuries, including eye injuries, never fully heal. Quite often, the future medical bills exceed the prior medical bills. That’s saying a lot, since the emergency treatment medical bills in a catastrophic injury claim often exceed $100,000.
Most Louisiana job injury victims can choose their own doctors. Your doctor must not only identify and treat all aspects of your injury. Your physician must also accurately predict reasonable future medical expenses. If this estimate is wrong, the victim could be financially responsible for these costs. It’s practically impossible to reopen closed cases, especially if the matter settled out of court and especially if the issue is a technical compensation-related matter.
For this reason, our Louisiana eye injury and vision loss lawyers often partner with specialized medical professionals in this area. Usually, these professionals charge nothing upfront for their services.
Future Lost Wages
Regardless of a person’s educational, vocational, or other background, severe vision loss is almost always a disabling injury. Sightless workers can sometimes perform their jobs if they receive sufficient accommodations, but these instances are rare.
Future lost wage issues are always complex, especially in Louisiana. No one has a crystal ball and can foresee the future. Additionally, the Bayou State has a very intricate web of laws in this area. These laws include capped lump sum payments and supplemental disability benefits which are available for five years.
A qualified attorney must navigate this minefield. As mentioned, it’s almost impossible to reopen closed cases. A calculation error or a lack of diligent representation could mean the victim must settle for less.
One thing is certain. Victims and their families count on wage income to pay monthly bills. A disability settlement is far from hitting the jackpot, but the compensation must be sufficiently high so that the family can live the same lifestyle after the worker’s injury as it did before the incident.
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Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana eye injury and vision loss lawyer, contact Lunsford, Baskin & Priebe, LLC. Virtual, home, and hospital visits are available.