Eye injuries afflict workers in Palm Beach and Broward

Across the U.S., more than 2,000 eye injuries occur everyday and 10% of these result in vision loss, sometimes permanently! Common workers’ compensation eye injuries take place at South Florida construction sites, among welders, machinists and users of power tools.

Under Federal and Florida law, employers must provide suitable eye and face protection, such as safety glasses or goggles. There are “mandatory eye protection zones” in places such as welding, hazardous chemicals and machine shops. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 60% of all eye injuries happened without safety gear.

Randy Zeldin, Esq. has represented workers in Boca Raton, Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm Beach who have sustained eye injuries. These injuries have ranged from construction workers to professional golfers.