Hearing or Vision Loss
When you’re on the job and you’ve been injured, either because of the working conditions or just the industry of work you’re in, your employer bears the responsibility to ensure that you can perform your job safely in the conditions given, should they potentially be harmful to your eyesight and hearing. If the employer fails to do this and you do, indeed, lose your hearing or vision as a result, which causes you to perform the job at a slower or more challenging rate than before and overall personal discomfort, then you could be entitled to compensation.
Hearing loss can occur in a variety of settings, such as factories where machines are loudly operating or in settings where noise and music testing is relative to the job itself. If your employer does not provide the proper tools to take protection during the standard workday or you're exposed to intensive noises that have caused your hearing loss and they aren't part of your job functions, you could be entitled to compensation. This is because the employer intentionally neglected your needs in the workplace, knowing that loud sounds from machines or work devices could harm the standard eardrum. Without precautions or safety measures, this can result in hearing loss.
As with hearing loss, vision loss can be just as damaging and devastating, which is why we're here to right the wrongs. If your vision loss is gradual or sudden and the result of a personal injury or work-related accident, we'll work with you and your medical providers and insurance companies to help deliver quality results that ensure you have exquisite treatment and compensation. We also aim to set a precedent for accidents similar to yours in the future, so that future employees are not in danger to the same circumstances or others who have similar accidents can find the right legal remedies as well.
If you work in an environment that continually exposes you to hazardous chemicals and you aren’t given the proper training or protection against them when working, your hearing and vision could be in danger. If your hearing and vision are affected by dangerous chemical exposure, you could very well have a case on your hands, especially if you’ve recently been overly-exposed to such chemicals on the job. Chemical exposure cases are dealt with in a very serious manner and we encourage you to reach out to us as soon as possible if something similar has happened to you, so we can work with you as quickly as possible on remedies for your potential medical treatment.
Working Conditions and Expectations
One of the biggest factors that cause hearing and vision loss in the workplace is usually the working conditions and the labor expectations you're expected to meet. If your employer doesn't provide the right training for the workplace environment, you aren't given the adequate tools and resources to perform your job safely, or you're expected to meet a quota that's too high, this could result in accidents and injuries relating to your hearing or vision loss over time, especially if you're working in the environment consistently under such conditions and pressure.