When most people hear the phrase “work injury,” they do not think about hearing loss. However, workplace hearing loss can be detrimental to a person’s ability to continue working at the same level they are accustomed to. At JML Law, we are here to help if you are struggling to secure workers compensation for your work injury. Our Corona hearing loss lawyers will get to work investigating your injury immediately so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
What do we know about workplace hearing loss?
Nearly 30 million US workers are exposed to dangerously high noise levels when they go to work each day.
Hearing loss in the workplace is a major problem for millions of Americans, but it is something we rarely discuss. We understand that exposure to loud noises can lead to hearing loss, which is why the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health says that workers should not be exposed to more than 85 decibels for over eight continuous hours.
Did you know that 24% of all hearing loss in this country has a workplace cause? With statistics like that, we have to wonder why employers are not taking this more seriously.
Loud noises are not the only cause of workplace hearing loss. As many as 30 million workers are affected by chemicals considered ototoxins. These chemicals can get into our ears and cause damage.
Most workplace hearing loss is preventable. Employers must provide their employees with the equipment they need to deal with loud noises and chemicals that could cause them harm.
How do these injuries affect workers?
Did you know that hearing loss has been shown to decrease a person’s annual income by as much as $30,000? That is a significant amount of money. However, it is not just the financial loss that concerns us. Those suffering from hearing loss have a higher likelihood of suffering from depression due to the isolation they feel from those around them. Everyday activities like watching TV and having a conversation become difficult without corrective measures.
Hearing aids and hearing tests are expensive. Unfortunately, hearing injuries are often difficult to pinpoint on the workplace, making it harder for workers to collect the benefits they deserve.
How will I be able to secure compensation?
If you or someone you love has experienced hearing loss, and you believe it is due to the workplace, you may need to seek legal assistance. These injuries can be harder to prove, but the team at JML Law wants to ensure you are fairly compensated. We will get to work investigating your hearing loss injury immediately so we can secure the following:
- Coverage of your medical bills related to the hearing loss
- Coverage of any hearing aids or therapy
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
- Compensation for lost future earnings
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages if your employer was negligent
If you need a Corona hearing loss attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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