Not every workplace injury is caused by a falling object, tool mishap, or some other traumatic event. Some of them, like hearing loss, is harder to pinpoint on a workplace cause. However, hearing loss is a workplace injury, and the knowledgeable and experienced team at JML Law wants to help. When you need a Riverside hearing loss lawyer, we will get to work on your behalf. Let us investigate the cause of your hearing loss so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
What do we know about workplace hearing loss?
Most people do not think about hearing loss as being a workplace injury, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Around 30 million US workers are exposed to dangerous noise levels daily. Workers jobs most at risk of worker hearing loss are those in the following industries: mining, lumber manufacturing, repair and maintenance, motor vehicle operations, and construction work.
- 24% of hearing loss in the US has been attributed to workplace causes.
How do these injuries occur?
Employers in industries with employees exposed to loud noises must take proper precautions. All workers should be given adequate safety equipment to lessen the effect of the sound on their hearing.
- 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.
Employers should also be aware that chemicals commonly used in certain environments can also cause hearing loss. They are called ototoxins, and they affect as many as 30 million workers.
Employers with workers at a high risk of hearing loss should provide regular hearing screenings. Early detection of hearing loss will help lower the risk of long-term damage.
What are the consequences of workplace hearing loss?
Our daily lives are affected by hearing loss in many ways. We rely on communication with our friends and family as well as for completing everyday tasks. Hearing loss affects our ability to lead enjoyable lives and has been linked to depression.
In the workplace, hearing loss can affect a person’s ability to transition to other positions. It has been shown that those suffering from hearing loss face difficulties getting promoted and can decrease a person’s annual income by as much as $30,000.
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Where will you turn if you or a loved one have suffered from workplace hearing loss?
At JML Law, we understand these injuries. Our knowledgeable and experienced team knows that hearing loss can impact your life and that you deserve to be compensated when your workplace caused the hearing loss. Let our team investigate your case and work to secure compensation for the following:
- Your past and future medical expenses
- Coverage of hearing assistance
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages if your injury was caused by your employer’s negligence
If you need a riverside 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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