Injury Attorney Richard DehnckeLegal practice emphasizes traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, RSD, and wrongful death.

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Richard J. Dehncke

Richard J. Dehncke
Attorney at Law

Richard Dehncke has the distinct honor of being recognized as one of Colorado’s Super Lawyers. Injury Attorney Richard Dehncke has proudly represented seriously injured persons and their families confidently, competently, and compassionately for 30 years. His legal practice emphasizes traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, RSD, and wrongful death. A graduate of the University of Michigan and University of Denver College of Law, Mr. Dehncke has attended the prestigious Harvard Law School Center for Legal Negotiation. He is an instructor with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Memberships include the Brain Injury Association of Colorado, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and Colorado Bar Association. He has been awarded the highest national AV rating for legal ability and ethical standards.


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  Colorado Eye Injury Attorney

Every year over one million eye injuries occur in the United States alone and the majority of these injuries are caused by accidents. Eye injuries can result from automobile accidents, assault, chemical exposure, sporting accidents, fireworks, work accidents and defective products. Symptoms of an eye injury can include blurred vision, temporary loss of vision, or red or swollen eyes. In many cases, loss of vision can be permanent and lead to a lifetime of disabilities and affect nearly every aspect of your life. If you have an eye injury, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. An optometrist or ophthalmologist may be able to prevent permanent corneal damage and loss of vision. In severe cases, eye surgery may need to be performed to avoid partial or complete blindness from occuring.

Eye Injury Statistics: (

  • Over 90,000 firework related injuries occur each year and almost 30% of them affect the eyes.
  • Every day over 2000 American workers experience an eye injury while on the job.
  • In 2000 over 42,000 eye injuries resulted from sporting events or recreational events.
  • Over 1200 people sustained eye injuries after playing paintball in 2000.
  • Almost 90% of eye injuries could be prevented  by simply wearing protective eyewear when on the job or playing sports.

Eye Injuries on the Job:

Every day over 2000 American workers sustain a job related eye injury requiring medical treatment. These injuries often result in missed work days and in some cases permanent eye damage can occur. Small particles such as metal slivers, wood chips and dust enter the eye causing abrasions and in severe cases, corneal damage. Construction workers are vulnerable to a variety of eye injuries as nails and other construction debris can cause severe eye damage and even permanent loss of vision resulting in blindness. Industrial workers are at risk for chemical burns to the eyes from chemical spills or exposure to toxic fumes.

While some of these eye injuries could have been prevented by wearing protective eye goggles, many of these injuries are the result of another person's carelessness or negligence. If you have been injured on the job, consult a personal injury attorney immediately to determine whether you have a right to file a claim. You may be entitled to compensation for missed work, medical bills, eye surgeries, pain and suffering. If your eye injuries result in total or partial vision loss, you may need money to cover future medical expenses and permanent loss of work.

Eye Injuries and Sports and Recreation:

Every day, eye injuries occur that could have been prevented. While playing sports, injuries to the eye  occur in a variety of ways.

  • blunt trauma by being hit in the eye with a baseball
  •  accidentally shot in the face with a BB gun
  • dirt and debris sweeping into the eye
  • shot in eye with a paintball gun
  • accidental firework explosions

Eye Injuries and Defective Products:

When a product fails to work properly or is dangerous, injuries often occur. Exploding car batteries, defective nail guns and defective power tools can all result in injuries to the eye.  In many cases, the manufacturer, designer or distributor may be to blame for your injuries and a qualified personal injury attorney will be able to fight for your rights to receive fair compensation.

If you have an eye injury as a result of someone's negligence, contact an attorney today to discuss your rights. Loss of vision is a devastating and permanent condition that affects nearly every aspect of your life. While you struggle to recover from your eye injuries, your attorney will fight to make sure you receive the appropriate amount of compensation for all of your injuries.

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The Colorado Personal Injury Law Offices of Richard J. Dehncke serves all of Colorado including the residents of cities such as Denver, Aurora, Brighton, Parker, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Westminster, Northglenn, Commerce City, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Thornton, Arvada, Lakewood, Englewood and Centennial, as well as Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, Denver County, Larimer County, Weld County, and Colorado's Western Slope.
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