Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison provides expert representation for victims of work-related vision or hearing loss.
It’s easy to take your vision or hearing for granted, but if you ever lose or damage one of these senses, you’ll quickly realize just how vital it is to your perception of and interaction with the world.
When your vision or hearing loss is work-related, you may be entitled to worker’s compensation. Worker’s comp can provide essential benefits including help paying your medical bills, compensation for lost income, and even vocational retraining if your hearing or vision loss prevents you from continuing to work in your chosen field.
Examples of Work-Related Hearing and Vision Loss
Any kind of workplace accident that results in damage to your eyes, ears, or brain can potentially result in permanent loss of all or some of your hearing or vision. Possible examples include:
- Sawdust, metal slivers, or cement dust abrading the eye
- Flying objects such as nails, staples, splinters, or shards of glass penetrating the eye
- Blunt force trauma to the eyeball, eye socket, or ear, such as from a vehicle accident
- Chemical burns to the eyes
- Falls from a height or falling objects causing traumatic brain injury
There is also the possibility of occupational hearing loss or occupational vision loss. This occurs when workers are exposed to damaging conditions such as loud noise or bright light from a welder’s flash on an ongoing basis.
At PLBH, we can provide expert assistance with your workers compensation claim, no matter what type of work-related vision loss or work-related hearing loss you may have suffered.
How to Protect Your Rights In Case of Work-Related Vision or Hearing Loss
The more quickly you react after noticing occupational hearing or vision loss or after suffering a workplace accident, the better your chances of securing maximum compensation for your injury. Here’s what you need to do:
- Report the injury: Any time you suffer a work injury, you need to report it to your employer right away. If you don’t, this may seriously compromise your ability to file a workers comp claim.
- Visit the doctor: If you have been seriously injured in an accident, obviously you need immediate medical attention. But even if the issue is occupational hearing or vision loss, you still need to visit the doctor right away. This helps establish a clear link between your work activities and your injury, which is essential for a successful workers comp claim.
- Call PLBH: While your employer may hand you a workers comp form and act like you can just fill it out yourself, do yourself a huge favor and call PLBH for help. We will review your case to make sure a workers comp claim really is your best option for compensation. If your injury was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of a third party (not you employer) a personal injury claim may offer you more compensation. In any case, we will make sure all the relevant documents are properly filled out and filed on time so you can pursue your claim.
Call Now For Expert Help With Your Case
If you have lost or significantly damaged your hearing or vision while working, call Perona, Langer, Beck and Harrison at (800) 435-7542 for a free initial consultation. If you have a strong case, we will represent you on a contingency fee basis, only accepting payment if we win your case.