If you have suffered hearing loss because of an accident or injury on the job, you are not alone. Sadly, hearing loss is one of the more common work-related disabilities. If you are in this position, then your employer has a legal responsibility towards you, and if your hearing loss was not your fault, you have the right to compensation.
Hearing Loss and Workplace Accidents and Injuries
Employers have a duty to protect the health and safety of their employees. If they have failed to follow guidelines or provide appropriate protective gear resulting in your hearing loss, then they have fallen short of their legal responsibilities.
Under California law, employers have to provide workers’ compensation benefits to employees. Your work-related hearing loss could well warrant compensation benefits from your employer covering your medical costs and any disability or supplemental job displacement benefits you need.
Getting the Help You Need
If you have suffered work-related hearing loss, you must take action quickly. California has a statute of limitations for workers’ compensation claims, and if you fail to make your claim in the permitted year-long window following your injury or associated hearing loss, then you could miss out on your rightful compensation.
Twelve months is not long, so you should act quickly to instruct an experienced attorney for the best chance of securing maximum compensation.
Employers are supposed to make their employees aware of the benefits they are entitled to, but sadly that isn’t always the case. Furthermore, in the aftermath of a significant injury or accident, injured employees and their families often feel disorientated by the process of claiming compensation. An experienced attorney will know exactly how to proceed and can guide you through to the best outcome.
The Work Injury Advocate team works on a contingency-fee-basis, so you will not pay a penny until your compensation has been secured. If you need help pursuing worker compensation, do not hesitate to contact us today.
Contact The Work Injury Advocate Today
With over 30 years of collective experience, we understand the personal and financial hit that a workplace disability like hearing loss can cause and will fight hard to secure the maximum payout for your compensation.
Based in Tarzana, CA, we bring our extensive experience and exceptional client service to clients throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. We offer free consultations and will work on a contingency agreement so you don’t have to worry about upfront costs.
Call us on (323) 364-2409 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with us today.