Workers Comp Eye Injury...

by Dennis
(Paterson, New Jersey)

I was driving my hi/low at work and got hit with a rock in my eye. I have a scar on my cornea. I went to six different doctors to find out what was wrong with my eye. I lost some of my site in my left eye, about 50%. Could you tell me what am looking at for damages to my eye? Thank you.

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ANSWER for "Workers Comp Eye Injury...":

Workers Compensation claims are based on your injury rating which is the percentage associated with your disability, i.e. you are 50% disabled.

It is also based upon your income - a doctor will make more than a waitress because their respective annual income is higher. Without knowing your rating and your income, it is impossible to tell you the amount for which your case would settle.

However, what you know for certain is that this is a workers compensation claim. Make sure a claim has been submitted and begin working with an adjuster. The adjuster will send you for an independent medical examination (IME) with a workers compensation approved provider. They will give you the disability rating.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from an attorney licensed in your state. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here, or call (888) 647-2490.

Best of luck,

Judge Calisi

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