Injuries to the face can be some of the most devastating injuries a person can suffer. That’s the reason why whenever someone anticipates an injury, their first reaction is to protect their head and face.Types of Facial Injuries
All facial injuries are not the same. They can happen in a variety of ways, leaving victims with a variety of limitations.
- Airbag Injuries: Airbags can prevent catastrophic injuries in high speed car accidents. However, they are not without risk. Airbags explode with sufficient force to injure the vehicle’s occupants. While they have gotten better over time, airbags can still cause facial abrasions, broken facial bones, and even vision problems.
- Assault Injuries: Assaults often bring facial injuries to victims. Whether the assailant uses a weapon, fists, or feet, facial injuries can be severe.
- Loss of Vision: Most of us take our vision for granted. We don’t understand that even a loss of vision in one eye can lead to significant limitations. Being blind in one eye can lead to a loss of depth perception, as well as residual problems to the “good” eye.
- Broken Facial Bones: Whether it’s a broken nose or a broken orbital bone, broken facial bones cause many complications beyond the cosmetic. They can cause problems with vision, taste, or smell.
- Traumatic Brain Injuries: Someone with a brain injury looks fine, but they’re not. Facial injuries can cause concussions, which can have long-lasting implications.
- Facial Scarring: A scar is a permanent reminder of an injury. However, all scars are not equal. A facial scar is one that is front and center in your everyday life, leading to people staring and asking what happened.
Workers Compensation is available for those who suffer facial injuries at work. However, it can require the guidance of an experienced Workers Compensation attorney to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
For example, if an employee loses vision in one eye, there may be an assumption that because that person still can see out of the other eye, there shouldn’t be a problem going back to work. Indeed that may be true in certain industries; an office worker who loses vision in one eye may still be able to do most of the tasks he/she did before the injury.
But, there are many types of employees who would be unable to go back to previous employment. This would include many truck drivers who would be a liability on the road because of the lack of depth perception. This loss of depth perception would also affect anyone whose job included working with heights, whether it be on scaffolding or ladders.Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers
At Marcotte Law Firm, our decades of experience means that we’ve dealt with facial injuries in all types of situations. We’ve had clients with broken orbital bones and a loss of vision, and we’ve had clients who have had significant facial scarring. We understand the intricacies of these injuries.
Whether you were hurt on the job, in a car accident, or in any other situation, call the experienced Personal Injury Attorneys at Marcotte Law Firm for a free, no obligation consultation. There’s no fee unless we win.