You rely on your vision and hearing to get through each day and anything that impairs them can lead to problems at work and in your personal life. When you need a Santa Ana vision and hearing loss attorney, we are here to help. At JML Law, our knowledgeable and experienced team knows that the workplace is the root of many Americans’ hearing and vision loss, and we want to make sure you are compensated fairly.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that there were approximately 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses during the latest reporting year in the US. Many of these injuries are not as easily linked to the workplace. Hearing and vision loss claims are regularly challenged because these injuries often happen over longer periods of time.
What Are The Causes Of Workplace Vision Loss?
Our vision is vital to most of what we do in the workplace, and there are various ways it can become impaired, including:
- Traumatic incidents such as debris flying into a person’s eye or tools striking the eye
- Explosions, chemical exposure, or bright lights
One of the most common symptoms of a head injury includes impaired vision – vision loss can often be linked to a traumatic brain injury.
What Causes Workplace Hearing Loss?
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) says that workers should not be exposed to over 85 decibels for more than eight continuous hours. However, we know that more than 30 million US workers are exposed to unsafe noise levels each day in the workplace. Hearing loss can also be caused by certain chemicals called ototoxins that are present in many US workplaces.
Alarmingly, 24% of all US hearing loss has been attributed to workplace causes. Employers must do a better job protecting workers by providing the equipment and screenings necessary to protect their hearing.
What If I Just Discovered That My Hearing Or Vision Loss Was Caused By The Workplace?
Some of these injuries are immediately known, and you should seek medical attention as soon as they happen. However, if you are diagnosed with hearing or vision loss, and you believe your work environment is to blame, you should still make a claim even if the injury was caused by long-term exposures.
The costs of treating hearing and vision loss can become tremendous for a victim and they need help from workers’ compensation.
How Will Your Lawyer Help Your Case?
If you or someone you care about has suffered from vision or hearing loss due to workplace exposure, you should not have to fight to receive compensation. At JML Law, we are ready to step in and be by your side. Let our qualified and experienced team investigate the circumstances of your hearing or vision loss so we can secure the compensation you deserve, including:
- Coverage of your medical bills (past and future)
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages
If you need a Santa Ana vision and 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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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.