Vision and Hearing Loss
It can be traumatic to experience an injury so bad you lose one of your five senses. When you or a loved one has sustained vision and hearing loss, it is life changing. Sometimes, this is a temporary state, but other times these senses can go away for good. When this happens, a skilled California workers’ compensation lawyer can help. Call us today to set up a consultation.
Loss of Vision
This is arguably one of the worst injuries someone could sustain in their place of work. Losing one’s sight is absolutely debilitating. This can leave someone permanently affected. They may be able to regain some sight over time, but that does not always happen. The compensation benefits that you get from workers’ compensation can cover the damages you had from your injuries. This can be vision loss from the exposure to chemicals, light, trauma, and more.
Considering how much this can affect someone’s life, it can permanently affect the ability of that person to work for their lifetime. If this case is for someone you love, be sure to get to a California workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible. They will make sure your loved one receives the maximum and full benefits.
A typical workplace injury could be something like a slip and fall. That’s a common injury. Things that are not so common include injuries in which someone ends up with hearing loss. This is not quite so common. Injuries in which someone loses their hearing can be from one major event that took place. It could also be from extended exposure to something harmful. If a worker is not provided proper equipment to protect their ears during demolition, that could damage their hearing, for example. If they are exposed to daily loud noise at work, that could also result in hearing loss. It could be something that never returns. Hearing damage is complicated and delicate. Anyone who is affected by hearing loss due to their workplace environment should feel free to reach out to a California workers’ compensation lawyer to see about getting the benefits that they are entitled to.
Hearing Loss Due to Workplace Noise
When someone is exposed to noise in a workplace like an industrial site and they lose their hearing, it is not repairable. It is irreversible and it is life changing. If you have the symptoms of tinnitus, you may be able to bring a claim for workplace hearing loss. Tinnitus is categorized as a ringing or buzzing in the ears; it can also cause a muffled effect in the sound someone hears. This type of hearing loss is typically permanent.
There are some hearing loss injuries that start out temporary but worsen over time with more and more exposure in the workplace. If someone is exposed to very loud sound, like someone who works in a music store where loud amps are being used all day, they may leave work with a temporary hearing loss when they get home, but it eventually gets better.
A lot of people who suffer workplace hearing loss typically complain that, in their job, they cannot talk to someone next to them because it’s too noisy and they have to communicate on paper or by gesturing or by reading lips.
The long term effects of having hearing loss can be emotional damages, such as anxiety and psychological stress. People who cannot communicate on the phone with their loved ones will be greatly affected. You deserve full benefits if your life has been impacted like this.
Why You Should Hire a California Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
When you or someone you loves goes through something like this, having a lawyer is the best way to ensure you’re doing everything you need to do to get a fair result in the end. A lawyer will fight harder than the insurance company. Unfortunately, the insurance company and your employer want to keep you from getting all of the benefits you deserve. They are interested in saving themselves as much money as possible. It is common for them to try to throw out claims. They will try to say that the hearing loss was from someone outside of the workplace, or that the injuries aren’t as bad as you say they are.
They fight with vigor and grit. We fight even harder. We want you to get the benefits you’re entitled to. This is not something any insurance company should ever blow off. The loss of a sense, such as hearing and vision, is major and life altering. A lawyer will be able to protect your rights and assure that you have the best shot of getting the compensation that you deserve. Our goal is to get you maximum benefits. We can also appeal any denials that the insurance company tries.
Call Our California Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Today
No one should have to vision and hearing loss because of their job. If you or a loved one needs a skilled California workers’ compensation lawyer, please give us a call right away. Don’t wait to reach out. Contact Myers Law Group as soon as you can.