Protecting Your Rights To Workers' Compensation Benefits For Vision/Hearing Loss
Employers have an obligation to protect workers from excessive noise in the workplace. Additionally, precautions should be taken to prevent eyesight injury such as providing appropriate safety goggles or eliminating hazardous conditions. If you have suffered vision or hearing loss as a result of an injury or prolonged exposure, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits to cover medical bills and a percentage of your weekly wages.
Despite the seriousness of these injuries, it can be difficult to obtain full benefits without legal help. At Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P., we represent workers throughout Queens and Long Island who have been blinded by work-related injuries or suffered hearing loss due to excessive noise in the workplace. Our experienced lawyers can assist with all aspects of your workers' compensation claim, from initial application to hearings and appeals.
Strong Representation For Eye Injury, Blindness, Vision And Hearing Loss Claims
With more than 25 years of experience with New York workers' compensation law, we serve as powerful advocates for our clients for even the most complex claims. This includes the following types of injuries or circumstances:
Vision loss — Injuries to the eye from:
- Flying particles such as metal, glass, nails or slivers of wood
- Sparks from tools
- Splashes of chemicals, including cleaning products
- Falling objects that damage the eye
- UV radiation from welding equipment
Hearing loss — Prolonged exposure to noise levels exceeding 85 decibels, often in the following industries:
- Distribution warehouses
Vision or hearing loss can often result in a permanent inability to work or may require vocational rehabilitation, both which can be covered under a workers' compensation claim. Our attorneys will work diligently not only to maximize your wage loss and medical cost benefits, but will also ensure that you receive the proper diagnosis and treatment for your injuries.
Contact Us For Dedicated Representation For Your Workers' Compensation Benefits
Whether you need wage loss benefits while you are out of work or a lump-sum payment for permanent injuries, we will vigorously advocate for full and fair compensation. Call our firm at 800-671-4927 to schedule a free initial consultation. Or, if you prefer, send an online message and we will get back to you.