Hearing Damage On the Job? Lost Hearing Due to Loud Work Noise in RI or MA? Call Us Today!
Most workers rely on their hearing to be able to do their jobs. Hearing loss related to the workplace can have a significant impact on their lives and ability to work. The workers' compensation attorneys at The Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl help workers who have suffered hearing loss on the job get the benefits they deserve.
Every workplace has noises unique to the setting and type of industry, but some workers are exposed to dangerously loud machinery, ear-splitting heavy equipment, and noisy construction accidents such a loud bangs from scaffolding falling, lumber crashing down, dockyard cranes and other vehicles clanking, gas leak explosions, truck cargo banging onto the ground or jackhammers breaking up concrete. You may have ear damage from sudden, high-decibel noises, and have been diagnosed with a ruptured eardrum which caused your instant deafness. You may have been subjected to long-term ambient noise from roaring factory machines, pneumatic power tools, hammering or loud music if you work in a club or concert venue. Sometimes hearing loss is due to traumatic head injuries in work-related car accidents. If you or a loved one has lost the ability to hear due to workplace ear injury, we care and we can help.
The workers' compensation system is supposed to help workers who have suffered hearing loss related to their jobs. But the claims process can be difficult to navigate. Employers may claim that hearing loss was not work-related, and that an injured worker is not eligible for benefits. Insurance companies may question the extent of an injury and may deny claims.
Our workers' compensation attorneys are well aware of these obstacles. We've been overcoming them for decades to help workers who have suffered hearing loss get the benefits they need. We know how to build strong cases for benefits and provide aggressive representation at every step of the claims process.
Job-Related Hearing Loss Impacts Every Part of Your Life-Call a Tough Work Comp Lawyer
If you can't hear after working all day or have a ringing in the ears, ear ache, or blood coming from your ear, you could be a workplace ear damage victim. Many employers do not provide earplugs, headphones or other ear protection to their employees despite regulations that require them. They may also neglect to properly train employees in ear safety procedures, with no cautionary signs posted, so that workers don't even know they may be slowly losing hearing over time or that a loud crash nearby burst an eardrum. Often workers with ear damage don't know what to do after a workplace injury involving their hearing, and do not seek medical attention they need. We know OSHA laws inside and out and will fight hard for your rights if you or your loved one lost hearing at work. Don't wait-call the seasoned, reliable workers' compensation attorneys at the Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl at (508)677-4900 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Every conversation is private and personalized, and there is no obligation whatsoever.