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Can You Get Compensation After A Hearing Loss In the Workplace?

Did you or a loved one experience a hearing loss in the workplace? Contact Malloy Law Offices, LLC today to get the best legal settlement!

How Many Employees Experience Hearing Loss In The Workplace?

Hearing loss can come in unexpected ways. In the United States, about 22 million workers are exposed to dangerous noise levels. But almost 6 million of those workers suffer from hearing loss. But how does someone typically lose their hearing? Oftentimes, these situations occur in the workplace. An example would be if an employer uses machinery or devices that emit very loud noise that impacts one’s hearing. Hearing loss is more common on the worksite than many people realize. Additionally, industry workers are more at risk in experiencing hearing loss. The employer may be held liable for the damage if they disregard any safety regulations.

What Are The Different Types of Hearing Loss And Situations?

A hearing loss can result to any one of these situations (1) a prolonged exposure to overly-loud noise (2) any injury to the head during an accident (3) exposure to a sudden, extremely loud noise. In addition, there are also two types of hearing loss, conductive and sensorineural. Conductive hearing loss occurs when any part of the ear is unable to properly transmit soundwaves to the eardrum. On the other hand, sensorineural is due to damage in the central nerve, inner ear, or sound-processing portions of the brain. Nerves and brain are unable to process sound.

How To Be Successful For A Hearing Loss In The Workplace Case?

The most common ground for a personal injury lawsuit is the claim of negligence or willful ignorance. When filing a hearing loss lawsuit, the plaintiff must prove these 4 elements:

  1. The defendant was the one responsible for ensuring safety of the location where the accident occurred or the items involved in the accident
  2. The defendant failed in some way to uphold that duty
  3. “Proximate” cause which is the proof what the plaintiff’s injuries are directly tied to and stemming from negligence of the defendant
  4. Actual damages or loss sustained by the plaintiff due to the accident and their injuries

Contact Our Worker’s Compensation Attorney Today!

An individual suffering from hearing loss can obtain compensation for their past and anticipated future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Here at Malloy Law Offices, LLC, we handle worker’s compensation every day. If you would like to see how we handle these unexpected events, click here to find out more. Take care of yourself and we’ll give you a sound mind.