Hearing or Vision Loss
It doesn’t matter what industry you are in, you risk the possibility of injuries that can result in loss of hearing or vision. This could occur with instant trauma or cumulatively. In these instances, the loss is usually irreversible. At Workers Compensation & Personal Injury Attorney Moreno Valley, CA we know what type of injuries can affect your hearing and vision and completely change your life. Since they can have long-lasting repercussions, you may not be able to work. This is why you should contact our lawyers to ensure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for the loss of work.
The severity of Hearing and Vision Loss
The extent of your hearing and vision can be permanent or temporary. They can also differ in severity levels. Whichever level of severity these types of injuries are, it will usually result in lost wages. This means you will not be able to provide for yourself or for those who you care about. You may also find that it is difficult to communicate your thoughts effectively, handle daily tasks, navigate around the job site safely or remain self-reliant. If you are finding that your hearing loss or vision problems limit your ability to perform your duties, you may qualify for workers' compensation.
Some of our clients who experience problems with their vision and hearing are already frustrated. It can further frustrate matters when they are also unable to perform their jobs effectively. This leads to emotional issues, which can make it unsafe for them on the job site. They realize that they can harm themselves and others if they remain on the job site. They might begin to suffer from depression, fear, and start to isolate themselves. If this describes you then contact us right away to find out what we can do to get you the help that you need.
Reasons for Workplace Hearing Loss
Hearing loss or other conditions may be as a result of work-related illnesses. These may cause millions of dollars in losses, penalties, loss of productivity, and personal injury payouts. Noise exposure is the primary reason why an employee will begin to lose their hearing. Long-term, constant noise exposure is a primary cause of hearing loss. A traumatic injury can also cause hearing loss. Exposure to certain chemicals can also result in the loss of hearing. If you are experiencing any of these problems then you are entitled to medical benefits through workers’ compensation.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Some laws enable those who experience work-related hearing or vision loss the ability to file a personal injury lawsuit. This is something that may be another option in addition to a workers’ comp claim. This type of claim enables the injured party to recoup medical expenses and financial losses, in addition to compensation for the pain and suffering due to their inability to perform their job effectively. Come see us and let us discuss your options today. Working with us will give you the best shot at winning your case.