Most workplace injuries are fairly obvious when they occur. However, there are some injuries that are not as obvious, ones that happen over long periods of time. If you need a Downey vision & hearing loss lawyer, you can count on us to be by your side. At JML Law, we understand that these injury claims present challenges, and they may get denied. Let our knowledgeable and experienced team get to work on securing the compensation you deserve today.
We know that workplace injuries are not uncommon. When we turn to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for data, we see that there were around 2.8 million total nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses reported during the latest year. When it comes to hearing and vision loss, they can be immediate injuries or those that happen over long periods of time.
Any traumatic injury to the eye is going to cause vision problems. This can include things like getting stuck in the eye by tools or machinery. It can also include debris in the air such as dust or metal shavings. Explosions, chemical exposure, and bright lights can all contribute to workplace vision loss.
Hearing loss is more likely than vision loss to happen over long periods of time. Yes, explosions and extremely loud noises can cause an immediate loss of hearing, but more often than not, hearing loss is the result of long exposures to high noise levels.
As soon as you discover that your vision or hearing has been affected by the workplace, you need to make a claim. Sometimes, the cause will be immediately apparent (such as trauma). However, for long-term exposure, you may not know the full extent of a problem until years after it began. As soon as you are diagnosed with hearing or vision loss, you need to make a workers’ compensation claim or consider a personal injury lawsuit.
You depend on your hearing in both your work and personal life. That is why we take injuries to either of them seriously. At JML Law, we are here to help if your hearing or vision loss was caused by workplace exposure. Let our team get to work investigating your case so we can secure the compensation you truly deserve. This can include:
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.