Hearing loss can change your life.
Imagine never being able to hear your loved ones’ voices again. Never being able to sing along to your favorite song on the radio. Never hearing the sounds of birds chirping in the trees or waves crashing on the sand. For construction workers who have experienced hearing loss on the job, these fears can become a lifelong reality. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), nearly 30 million people in the United States are exposed to dangerous noise levels in the workplace. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that since 2004, nearly 125,000 workers have suffered permanent hearing loss. Construction workers are at high risk for hearing loss because of the hazardous noise levels that exist on the job every day.
Causes of Construction Worker Hearing Loss
- Loud equipment
- Lengthy exposure to noise
- Excessive noise levels
- Head injuries
Although some types of hearing loss can be temporary, other kinds of hearing loss can result in a permanent disability that can have an impact on your family and your future. If you are experiencing hearing loss because of your construction job, it’s time to contact a law firm with deep knowledge in this area. Trust the firm of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria for your hearing loss case.
Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria makes careless employers pay.
One of the duties of OSHA is to protect construction workers from exposure to loud noises in the workplace. OSHA has set limits of exposure to 90 dBA for all workers for an eight-hour day. If your employer is in violation of these mandates, you may be entitled to compensation for your hearing loss.
Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria has a rich history of serving the organized labor community. The firm has departments of experienced attorneys in personal injury, Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability and labor law. What’s more, Lipsitz Green understands what qualifies as hazardous noise levels and the firm can provide workplace noise sampling, audiometric testing and other highly sophisticated methods of determining the liability of your employer in your hearing loss case.
Don’t lose out on a bright future.
Hearing loss can make it difficult for you to understand speech, watch TV and movies, socialize with friends and family, and be productive on the job. Severe hearing loss can have a lasting impact on your relationships and your ability to financially provide for your family.
If you’ve experienced hearing loss in Buffalo, NY, it’s time to talk to a lawyer who understands the complexities and laws related to hearing loss cases. Contact Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria today at 716 849 1333. If your hearing loss is too severe to communicate by phone, contact us via email to make an appointment.