The last thing anyone expects is that their vision or hearing will be damaged due to their workplace. However, we know that there are plenty of traumatic or gradual onset causes for workplace vision and hearing loss. At JML Law, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work securing compensation for your injuries. Our Corona vision & hearing loss lawyers understand the complexities of these cases and will stop at nothing to secure the compensation you truly deserve.
Our hearing and vision are inextricably linked to most of our jobs and daily lives. Understanding what causes these injuries in the workplace is important.
Vision loss in the workplace can be caused by a single traumatic event such as shrapnel or debris flying through the air due to an explosion or an equipment mishap. If there are any hazardous, irritative, or corrosive chemicals or toxins in the air, they could cause serious eye injuries.
Eye injuries can also happen over time due to continuous exposure to bright lights or hazardous chemicals in the workplace.
Hearing loss in the workplace can also happen due to a single event such as an explosion. However, most workplace hearing loss happens over time due to exposure to loud noises. Approximately 30 million US workers are exposed to dangerous noise levels each day when they go to work. We also know that many millions of workers are exposed to chemicals called ototoxins that have been proven to damage workers’ hearing.
Admittedly, these injuries can be harder to link to workplace causes, especially if they happened over long periods of time. However, that does not mean you are not entitled to compensation.
It is important that you seek medical attention as soon as you suspect a workplace vision or hearing injury. If you are diagnosed with a hearing or vision problem, report it to your supervisor immediately so the workers compensation process can begin.
Linking your vision or hearing loss to the workplace may require an attorney who can secure the help of an expert medical witness to review your claim and records to testify on your behalf.
When you or a loved one suffer from vision and hearing loss that was caused by the workplace, you should be entitled to compensation. However, we know these injuries are complex, and we want to help ensure you are properly covered. At JML Law, we will thoroughly review your case and work with all parties involved to recover the following:
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.