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A reminder about wearing appropriate eye protection and available Michigan workers comp benefits should an accident occur.

July has been designated as eye injury prevention month. We hope that employers are considering ways to improve eye safety in the workplace.

The U.S Department of Health & Human Services estimates 1,000 eye injuries occur in American workplaces each year. Almost 70% of these eye injuries occur from falling or flying objects, or sparks striking the eye.

The best way to prevent injury to the eye is to always wear appropriate eye protection. It is estimated that over 90% of eye injuries are preventable with the use of proper safety eyewear.

Michigan Workers Comp

Michigan has a schedule that pays benefits for the loss of an eye. A person is entitled to 162 weeks of wage loss regardless of missed time.

80%  loss of vision of 1 eye constitutes the total loss of that eye. Permanent loss of sight in both eyes will equal total and permanent disability triggering additional benefits.

It is also possible to receive general disability benefits after a specific loss. This occurs when a person is unable to earn maximum wages in work suitable to his or her qualifications and training.

All reasonable and necessary medical treatment must also covered. This includes cosmetic procedures and artificial eyes.

Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation today.

Related information:

Specific loss benefits under workers comp

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Jeffrey E. Kaufman
Michigan Workers Comp Attorney

Jeffrey E. Kaufman has extensive experience in workers compensation cases and has recovered millions of dollars in benefits for his clients. He believes all injured workers deserve to be on equal footing with insurance companies and employers, and fights tenaciously so their rights are secured and protected.


“Jeff also helped me with getting my Blue Cross bills paid. I would absolutely recommend him and the whole firm. Jeff and the firm did everything they were supposed to do for me and my case.”
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