When people think of work injuries, they usually do not consider hearing and vision loss to be high on the list of what can happen to them. However, these injuries happen every day in the workplace, and victims need to understand they should receive coverage. At JML Law, our vision & hearing loss attorneys are ready to get to work on your behalf. Let us work to establish how you suffered your hearing or vision loss so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
How do I report hearing and vision loss as a work injury?
Many people who experience hearing and vision loss know that it was caused by the workplace. However, they think that proving that will be difficult. Outside of a traumatic event, hearing and vision loss typically happen over long periods of time.
Even so, you need to report the hearing or vision loss as soon as you know it is happening or have been diagnosed with a condition. The sooner you make a report, the sooner you can get the compensation needed to stop the damage and correct the problem.
What causes workplace vision loss?
Vision loss in the workplace can happen due to a traumatic event or from long-term exposures. For example:
- Debris striking a worker in the eye
- Tools or other objects impacting the eye
- Exposure to flames, bright lights, or chemicals
We should also note that head and brain injuries can also affect a person’s vision. This could be either permanent or temporary. We bring this up to say that vision loss could be indicative of a more serious problem that needs to be handled immediately.
What caused workplace hearing loss?
Did you know that 24% of all hearing loss in the US is attributed to workplace causes?
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) says that workers should not be exposed to more than 85 decibels for more than eight consecutive hours. Around 30 million workers in the US are exposed to louder levels than that daily. There are also chemicals called ototoxins that are common in many US workplaces that can cause hearing loss over time.
What are your next steps towards compensation?
We rely on our vision and hearing in just about everything we do. However, our workplaces often expose us to conditions that damage our vision and hearing. At JML Law, we understand that these cases can be complex and the injuries hard to pinpoint in the workplace. Let our knowledgeable and experienced team get to work ensuring you are fairly compensated for:
- Your medical bills (past and future)
- Lost income and benefits if you cannot work
- Coverage of hearing or visual aides
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages if a third party was negligent
If you need a Garden Grove vision & hearing loss lawyer, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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