The injury wasn't an immediate emergency. You weren't bleeding from the eye, nor did you immediately lose your vision. Yet, you've been hurting since something got in your eye at your construction site.
When to Get Medical Attention
It is important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. If immediate first aid attempts to remove that "something" in your eye and is unsuccessful, it is important to go to the doctor or emergency room immediately for a diagnosis and to receive treatment. That little something could be a piece of construction debris, glass, dirt, or rock. If it is left in your eye, it could be uncomfortable in the short term and dangerous in the long term. It could scratch your eye, or result in an injury that causes your vision to be forever changed.
When to Call a New York Construction Lawyer
You won't need a New York construction attorney if that something in your eye turns out to be a little piece of dirt that washes out rather quickly and doesn't result in any lost time from work or medical bills.
However, if that little something in your eye turns into a bigger medical problem that incurs medical expenses and/or lost time from work, it may be important to call a New York construction accident lawyer. A lawyer can help you get the recovery that you need so that you don't suffer a significant financial loss in addition to your eye injury.
For more information, please call a New York construction accident attorney today at 1-800-362-9329, and please read a FREE copy of our brochure, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone.