NYC Hearing Loss Injury
Deafness is an extremely difficult injury to contend with. Victims of this injury feel alienated from the outside world, and find that their impairment affects their relationships with friends and family. An injury causing deafness often occurs at work, or from another’s negligent act. Different injuries can cause this condition including a traumatic Brain Injury, or a severe Head Injury caused by a Car Accident, or fall in a Ladder Accident. Often an exposure to a loud noise like an explosion causes inner ear damage resulting in injury. If you have suffered an accident that has affected your ability to hear, speak with a New York City Hearing Loss Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates right away. If your injury was because of the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical expenses, loss of income, as well as pain and suffering.
It is important to be aware that employers have the legal and moral responsibility to monitor the noise levels in the workplace. Constant, high noise levels at work are a major cause of this injury. If you have experienced a hearing impairment due to high noise levels at work, you may have a Workers Compensation claim. However, this may not be enough to fully compensate you for your losses. It is important to consult with a NYC Injury Lawyer from our team to learn about what legal options you might have. Certain jobs carry a higher risk of this injury than others do, such as:
- Railroad work;
- Working in a factory;
- Construction work/working with heavy equipment;
- Working with airplanes or at an airport.
The damage can arise slowly because of a long-term exposure to excessive noise, or occur instantaneously because of an extremely loud, sudden noise, like a crash or explosion. These noises injure the fragile structures of the inner ear, which causes hearing impairment. Symptoms can include: roaring or ringing in the ears, things sounded muffled, and difficulty understanding conversations.
If your injury was caused because of the negligent actions of another due to accident work (like a Construction Accident), or a serious Medical Malpractice claim, it is important that you speak with a New York Personal Injury Lawyer for our office for assistance. It is important to note that any sound that measures over 85 decibels can damage your hearing. Surprisingly, many common household appliances produce noise levels that exceed 100 decibels. Construction equipment such as a drill or saw can produce sounds over 140 decibels. Anything over 120 decibels has the potential to cause immediate and permanent hearing loss.
Suffering from deafness is an emotionally and physically devastating injury to contend with. Speak with our legal team to learn more about what legal options you may have. If you have suffered an injury from a Car Accident, a serious motorcycle accident, or Slip and Fall accident, it is important to speak with a skilled lawyer from our office for guidance. With your first appointment, we will provide you with a free consultation and answer the many questions you may have. We have locations throughout New York City, including the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn. On Long Island, we have offices in Nassau County and Suffolk County, and locations in Westchester County as well. Call us today to set up your free appointment at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW.