Occupational Hearing Loss
The Occupational Safety and Health and Administration was formed to promote the creation and enforcement of regulations that would protect workers from needless hazards in the workplace. Among the issues that it aims to address are the environmental conditions of the occupational setting, including the presence of high concentration of toxins in the air and the level of noise in a workspace. Yet there are some jobs that require workers to be exposed to tools, machines, or surroundings that are inherently noisy and over time that can take a serious toll on one’s hearing.
If you have experienced adverse health conditions attributable to unsafe levels of ambient noise or due to loud outbursts of sound in the workplace, then you may be able to pursue workers’ compensation benefits. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, P.L.L.C. at 919-851-3311 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about your legal rights in this situation
Complications of Hearing Damage
It is estimated that approximately one out of every four workers in the United States encounters noise of sufficient force to risk hearing loss with notable frequency. Additionally, physical trauma that affects the brain or the ears can potentially trigger hearing problems. There are some such issues that may be resolved with treatment and others that are bound to be permanent. In either case, the medical care that you receive should be covered by workers’ compensation benefits. Potential complications of hearing damage include:
- Tinnitus (a “ringing” in the ears)
- Sensorineural hearing loss
- Complications with balance, vertigo
We understand that you want to get back to work so that you can provide for your family, and we can help you to obtain the treatment that you need. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder today at (252) 222-0227.