Eye Injuries and Hearing Loss
Injuries to eyes and ears are common and debilitating for millions of workers. Musicians cannot play, machinists can’t use their machines, and artisans can no longer craft their work. If you or a loved one has suffered damage to any of your senses, our workers’ compensation lawyers can help.
What happens if you injure your eyes on the job? Chemicals or particles can land in your eye and cause damage that may entitle you to workers’ compensation benefits. Of course, proving such claims may be complicated ― you may need a lawyer and medical experts on your side.
As with repetitive stress injuries, hearing loss can happen over time, suddenly becoming noticeable after years of decline. You spend a lot of time at work, and your work environment may have contributed to a loss of hearing.
At CT Injury Lawyers, we represent people across the state of Connecticut who have suffered vision and hearing loss because of their work. We will fight to get the compensation you deserve under the law if you have hurt your eyes, ears, or any other function. Our lawyers are also skilled at identifying and pursuing personal injury claims against parties other than your employer if they were responsible for your workplace injury.
Taking Your Eye or Ear Injuries Seriously
If you or a loved one has suffered an eye or ear injury, it is important to consult with a vision or hearing specialist as soon as you are able. You will need to be compensated for your injuries, and litigation may be required to make sure you have the resources to obtain an adequate recovery.
If you are injured at work in the State of Connecticut, you should always report to your supervisor and seek immediate medical treatment. Always remember to tell a doctor that you were injured at work.
Once a doctor establishes the cause of your injury, your employer’s insurance company should pay for your medical treatment. If your injury leaves you unable to work, you are entitled to receive a weekly benefit for the weeks that you are disabled and unable to work- up to 75 percent of your regular take-home pay.
Your Pain is Invisible
Ear injuries can lead to symptoms other than just hearing loss. For example, symptoms of serious ear problems include vertigo (a sensation of that the room is spinning), fluctuating (but permanent) hearing loss, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), and a sensation of pressure in the ear canal. Nausea and vomiting are also common symptoms associated with ear injuries. The sooner you talk to our legal team, the sooner we can help.
Similarly, eye problems can be hard to identify until it is too late. And eye injuries can leave you suddenly legally blind and unable to work. Damages can include loss of vision or migraine headaches from eye strain. Injuries include:
- Particles in the eye
- Eyeball laceration from a power tool
- Chemical burn in the eyes
- Exposure to bright lights
- Welding sparks
- Toxic fumes or smoke
- Eye strain from looking at a computer screen
CT Injury Lawyers provides individualized service and proven legal representation to injured workers across Connecticut.
We Worked for Them, Now We Work For You
At CT Injury Lawyers, all of our certified workers’ compensation lawyers once represented insurance companies. Thanks to this experience, we know how the system works and how to fight for your rights. Our lawyers have all chosen now to work for you, the hardworking people of Connecticut.
We have decades of experience and will use it to get the compensation you deserve. If you have been hurt, remember that time matters. Get medical help, but do not talk to insurance companies or their lawyers until you have consulted with one of our certified workers’ compensation law specialists.
You can be confident that our attorneys know how to get the maximum results under the law. We have represented thousands of Connecticut residents, and over a hundred lawyers have referred clients to us for representation. Talk to us today.
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Please feel free to contact us at our Vernon, CT office by calling (860) 875-7000, our Enfield, CT office at (860) 749-4000, or our Middletown, CT office at (860) 347-6500.