Vision and hearing loss are not injuries you would expect to experience as a result of an on-the-job accident, but you might be surprised that they can happen. Head injuries are common injuries that occur in the workplace, which can result in the loss of vision or hearing. Other causes of vision and hearing loss might be due to environmental factors, such as hearing loss caused by exposure to loud noises or vision loss due to exposure to chemicals or bright lights, flying debris, burns and other factors. Workers in the manufacturing and construction industries are at particular risk for these types of injuries, although they are certainly not alone.
Filing For Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Temecula
If you are experiencing vision or hearing loss due to a work-related injury, don’t hesitate to contact Hiden, Rott & Oertle , LLP. Our team of experienced Temecula vision and hearing loss attorneys have years of experience fighting for the rights of injured workers and are dedicated to getting you the compensation and benefits to which you are entitled. Whether your vision or hearing loss is related to a head or spinal injury or was brought on gradually due to other external factors caused by your job, you may be entitled to receive workers’ comp benefits. Our experienced lawyers will help you file your claim and can also file an appeal in the case that your claim gets denied.
Filing a Workplace Retaliation Claim
Sometimes employers will threaten an employee’s job, cut work hours, or try to withhold pay as a way to retaliate when you file a worker’s comp claim. Employers have to pay premiums to workers’ compensation insurance companies, and when a legitimate claim is paid out to an injured employee, the insurance company sometimes hikes up the employer’s premium, which results in the employer retaliating against the employee. Retaliating against an employee who received workers’ comp is illegal, however, if you’re being harassed or threatened by your employer, you can file a workplace retaliation claim seeking compensation. One of our Temecula vision and hearing loss attorneys will help you with the process of filing a claim seeking lost wages, loss of future earnings, and other damages.
Schedule a Consultation with a Temecula Vision and Hearing Loss Attorney
Coping with vision or hearing loss can be distressing, and if your condition is due to a workplace-related injury, you may be entitled to compensation to help you with your medical bills and living costs. In addition, if a third party is at least partially responsible for your workplace injury, you may be able to file a personal injury claim to hold them accountable and collect additional damages. One of our Temecula vision and hearing loss attorneys can help you receive the benefits you’re entitled to and identify any other liable parties that could become the source of a claim. Contact our team today to schedule a free consultation to discuss the particulars of your case in greater detail.