Jackson Hearing Loss Lawyer
When you think of workplace accidents, hearing loss probably doesn’t come to mind, but it should because it is a catastrophic injury. Hearing loss often results from a puncture to the eardrum from an explosion or exposure to loud noise exposure.
The inability to hear properly can negatively impact your social life and your ability to work. If your hearing loss was caused by the negligent or reckless behaviors of another party, you can file a claim for compensation. While money can’t restore your hearing, it can help alleviate the financial stress of a catastrophic injury.
Hearing loss can have a significant impact on your life. Count on the Jackson hearing loss lawyer at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC to help you get compensation for your damages.
Causes of Hearing Loss
The two main causes of hearing loss in the workplace are noise and chemicals. Noise is considered too loud when it reaches 85 decibels or higher. Noise levels are also hazardous when a person has to raise their voice to speak with someone who is 3 feet away.
Certain chemicals can also cause hearing loss. They can make the ear more susceptible to hazardous noise. Toxic chemicals include solvents, such as styrene and toluene, as well as metals and compounds, such as lead and tin. Asphyxiants like carbon monoxide and nitriles such as acrylonitrile can also be toxic to the ear.
What a Lawyer Can Do
If you have suffered hearing loss in the workplace, a lawyer can help. A lawyer can help prove that your hearing loss injuries were the result of negligent or intentional behavior on the part of your employer or another at-fault party. Victims may be entitled to compensation from an insurance company or obtain a workers’ compensation claim.
In order to file a personal injury claim, a person must be able to demonstrate that their hearing was good prior to the incident and that the workplace incident caused temporary or permanent damage. The victim must also prove that the hearing loss or ear injury caused them to incur medical expenses or other damages such as lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering. Each case is different, so there is no exact sum that a hearing loss victim can receive. The amount of compensation is primarily based on the extent of hearing damage and how much it affects a person’s ability to participate in work or hobbies.
Contact Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC Today
Hearing loss is a workplace injury that comes with a lot of implications. It can affect your employment, social life, daily activities, and more.
Hearing loss can greatly affect your quality of life and the compensation you receive should reflect that. The team at Lunsford, Baskin, & Priebe, PLLC can assist you with your case. Schedule a consultation with our Jackson hearing loss lawyers by calling (601) 488-3975 or filling out the online form.