Suffering a work injury can be devastating, particularly when the injury is loss of sight or hearing. You may need to secure assistance from a San Bernardino vision and hearing loss lawyer to help you recover compensation. All too often, victims of workplace vision or hearing loss see their claims denied. At JML Law, we do not think that is fair to you, and we will work to secure the compensation you deserve.
Out of the approximately 2.8 million workplace injuries and illnesses that the Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded in the latest reporting year, thousands were related to hearing and vision loss. Hearing and vision loss are almost always preventable. When employers do not take steps to ensure worker safety, they should be held accountable for the damages.
Workers most at risk of hearing and vision loss include those in the following industries: mining, lumber manufacturing, repair and maintenance, motor vehicle operations, music, and construction.
Approximately 30 million US workers are exposed to dangerous noise levels each day at work. We know that 24% of hearing loss in this country has been linked to workplace causes. Most workplace hearing loss is caused due to unsafe exposure to loud noises and by workers without adequate ear protection. OSHA says that no worker should be exposed to sounds louder than 85 decibels for over eight consecutive hours.
Vision loss in the workplace can result from traumatic incidents as well as exposure. Traumatic events include debris flying into a worker’s eye or the eye being struck by a tool. When discussing exposure, we mean eyes being exposed to extremely bright light, flames, or chemicals. Head injuries can also impact a person’s vision, both temporarily and permanently.
Generally, it is best to report hearing and vision loss injuries as soon as they occur. However, we understand that hearing and vision loss often develop over long periods of time. You generally have two years from the injury date or the date you are diagnosed with hearing or vision loss to make a workers’ compensation claim. A qualified San Bernardino vision and hearing loss attorney can help you with this.
If you or a loved one has suffered from hearing or vision loss and you think it was caused by workplace conditions, seek legal assistance today. At JML Law, we think that any injured worker should be able to receive the compensation they deserve, regardless of what kind of injury they incur. Let us get to work today so we can secure coverage for:
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident,