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A dangerous workplace could pose many risks to the health and safety of workers – including the risk of ear injuries and hearing loss. It is an employer’s legal responsibility to prevent foreseeable health hazards and worker injuries. If your employer failed to do so, resulting in your ear injury, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim against the company. If a third party caused your hearing impairment, you may qualify for an injury claim and workers’ compensation benefits combined. Discuss your case in detail with our San Bernardino ear injury attorney for free when you contact us.
Ear injuries and hearing loss are serious damages you may have to deal with for the rest of your life. It is often not possible to treat hearing loss – especially if it developed over time due to long-term exposure to high decibels. Hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer could allow you to demand maximum compensation for your life-changing ear injury. Your lawyer will know precisely what steps to take and paperwork to file to improve your odds of securing a fair recovery award. While you focus on your future, your ear injury attorney can take care of complex legal matters on your behalf.
Loss of hearing is one of the most serious types of ear injuries. Hearing loss can happen over time or due to a single event. Loud noise exposure, especially for a prolonged period, could cause many different types of hearing loss. You may have partial or total hearing loss, for example, or different percentages of hearing loss in each ear. Either way, you could be eligible for financial compensation if your ear injury happened at work.
Identifying the source of your ear injury could allow you to prove causation to an insurance company during a San Bernardino workers’ compensation claim. It could also lend the possibility of filing a personal injury lawsuit. You may have grounds to bring a claim against your employer, for instance, for the negligent failure to prevent your hearing loss. If a party other than your employer is to blame, you could receive an award through both workers’ compensation insurance and a civil suit. Our lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo can review your legal options with you.
A successful workers’ compensation claim in San Bernardino could repay you for 100% of your lost wages, as well as about 67% of your lost income. If hearing loss permanently put you out of work, you could also be eligible for disability benefits. If you have the elements of an ear injury lawsuit, a judge or jury could award additional compensation during a civil claim.
A lawsuit could repay your past and future medical bills, as well as 100% of your lost wages. You could also receive compensation for non-economic damages such as emotional distress, physical suffering and lost quality of life. In most cases, an injury claim can result in greater compensation than an insurance settlement. Speak to our work injury lawyers, however, for an evaluation of your particular case.
Obtaining fair and full compensation for all your damages may take bringing one or multiple defendants to trial. At DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo, we are prepared to do what is necessary for maximum financial relief for you and your family. If you have occupational ear injuries and/or hearing loss, contact our San Bernardino attorneys to schedule a free consultation. We can answer your legal questions at no cost or obligation. Call (909) 436-4610 today.