Long Island City Hearing and Vision Loss Lawyer

Sudden hearing and vision loss can be life-changing, particularly when the injuries are permanent.

If you or a loved one have lost or damaged your vision or hearing due to a workplace-related accident, you should work with our team at Shulman & Hill. Our legal team can walk you through the legal process and help you get the compensation that you may be entitled to.

Common Causes of Vision and Hearing Loss

Vision and hearing loss are more common than one would think. Damage to the ears and eyes can happen in numerous ways. One of the most common ways to lose your vision or hearing is by failing to wear proper protective equipment when working around loud noises or harmful substances.

If you are around dangerous tools and machinery, such as at a construction site, and do not have earplugs and other protective equipment, then your hearing could be badly damaged. If your ears were damaged due to exposure to loud noises and you begin to suffer tinnitus, it can be a long-term issue.

If you do not wear protective eye equipment and work in construction, welding, or a similar profession, glares, sparks, or flying debris may damage your eyes and vision.

Car crashes can also lead to hearing and vision loss, particularly if a driver or passenger suffers from a head injury. The whiplash can lead to ringing in the ears. The sudden impact of an accident can also cause debris to spray and get into your eyes. Even with airbags and seatbelts, you may still be vulnerable to head, hearing, and vision injuries.

What to Do After a Long Island City Hearing and Vision Loss Accident

If you are experiencing sharp pain in your eyes, ringing in your ears, or you notice changes to your vision or hearing, you should go to a doctor for a vision and hearing exam. In some cases, hearing and vision loss can be permanent, while in others it is only temporary and will return with time. A medical profession will be able to tell you more about the condition of your injured eyes and ears and give you tips and treatments on how to recover.

Visiting a doctor is also important because it helps to strengthen future claims for recovering compensation for your losses. By visiting a doctor, you will have access to records that document your injury and shows its severity.

The Impact Of Vision and Hearing Loss

Whenever you suffer vision or hearing loss, whether it is temporary or permanent, you will often need to make lifestyle changes. The injury may affect how you live and work and can result in medical bills which can be very expensive. You might be unable to work and earn an income while you learn how to navigate with sudden hearing or vision loss.

Even though compensation will not bring your vision or your hearing back, it can help alleviate your financial stress. Depending on the severity of your injury, the hearing and vision loss lawyers at Shulman & Hill can help you potentially collect disability and workers’ compensation benefits.

Workers’ Compensation for a Long Island City Hearing and Vision Loss Accident

New York State law is meant to favor workers when they are harmed in on-the-job accidents. In Long Island City, most employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance to provide their employees, both full-time and part-time, with a means of seeking compensation for such losses as their medical bills and lost wages related to the accident.

Not all workers’ compensation claims result in immediate payouts. Insurance companies are profit-driven businesses, and insurers may not be inclined to pay claimants if they can find justifications for not doing so. There is a chance that if you file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits after a hearing and vision loss accident, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer may try to deny your claim by arguing that:

  • Your accident was not truly work-related
  • You intentionally exposed yourself to hazards, hoping you will receive a payout

You will have a greater chance of recovering the compensation you may be eligible for with assistance from our Long Island City lawyers. We can conduct an investigation to gather evidence that will prove why you are entitled to benefits.

Pursuing Additional Compensation For Your Injuries

In addition to recovering compensation for medical bills and lost wages through workers’ compensation, our hearing and vision loss attorneys may find that you are also eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury lawsuit can help you obtain additional compensation for losses like pain and suffering that are not covered by workers’ compensation. You can only file a lawsuit though against a negligent third party, including a contractor or property owner. You cannot sue your employer.

Our legal professionals can review your medical bills, both current and future, as well as applicable lost wages for the amount of time you will potentially have to miss work. This information will help them recover compensation that covers the full extent of your injuries.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Our Long Island City legal team at Shulman & Hill can help you handle your hearing and vision loss case. We know that losing one of your senses can be very traumatic. Our attorneys have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients over the years, and we are happy to provide you with effective representation while you focus on your recovery.

Call us today at 212-221-1000 or schedule your free legal consultation online.

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"The treatment received by Shulman & Hill was extremely excellent. They treated me like I was part of their family and that gave me a lot of confidence in them. I would recommend them one hundred percent because they are very trained in your area. I congratulate you and ask God to fill you with blessings. Gracias for your support."

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"Alex Shulman did a wonderful job walking me through all the process of my case…making sure I understood all the legality and severity of all my hearing. I highly recommend their firm to handle any and all worker’s compensation cases. They strive for your wellbeing health-wise as well as aiming for the financial max."

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"Schulman & Hill was my very first choice I chose for my WC case . I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. I would highly recommend them to friends. They are very professional and kept me informed during every step of this process. Should I ever need a WC attorney again, God forbid, Shulman & Hill it is, hands down . Thank you ."

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"Shulman & Hill is the best firm out there. They help you understand....since walking into Shulman & Hill, they have guided me...to get a win. I am completely happy with my compensation. What brought me to Shulman & Hill was their expertise in workers compensation and personal injury cases. What I found value in was in their mission to provide compassionate service..."

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"I went to the Internet to find a lawyer to assist me to navigate worker’s compensation process. Shulman & Hill was my first choice  and I have no regrets. I was impressed with the prompt response to my case. I must comment on the office environment and office staff being  friendly, professional and prompt. A big thanks to the lawyers that represented me at the hearings and Valeria who helped to lessen my anxiety are dealing with legal issues. I have no hesitation in recommending this law firm to anyone that requires legal services."

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"The best law firm in NYC! They explain everything to you and they are very generous and helpful. The lawyers are excellent and very respectful as also is the receptionist. I highly recommend the Shulman & Hill law firm."

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Grace B.

"Had a very positive experience working with Shulman & Hill in the worker’s compensation case. Everyone is very professional and competent. Received the maximum possible settlement in court. I am sincerely grateful to my lawyers and personally Alex Shulman for the work done. I wish you further success and prosperity."

Dmitry M.

"I am so glad that I chose Alex Shulman to represent me in my worker’s compensation case. I have definitely recommended him to some of my coworkers and friends who needed an Attorney. I am so happy with the service I got from him and his paralegals. Thank you very much to the entire staff at Shulman & Hill for everything!"

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Arian K.

"Shulman and Hill are the absolute best: JJ, Alex and Christine are powerhouse attorneys who get the best results for their clients. I feel like these guys took care of me like family. When you’re dealing with a worker’s compensation case, you’ll want a pit bull to represent you: Shulman & Hill is the firm you need."

Chelsea W.

"Wonderful service quality by the group of professional advocates in the law firm of Shulman & Hill! I did not expect that I will find a proper solution regarding my worker’s compensation. However, it has been possible by the experts and they have made the task easier over the period. Thanks to them for their help."

Corey A.

"I would definitely like to thank Mr. Alex Shulman and his entire staff at Shulman and Hill for their exceptional work in helping me with my Worker’s Compensation case. Their entire staff was courteous and professional from start to finish and all work was done in a timely fashion. I was previously with a different law firm who were not as informative, and they made me feel like I was a mere money to them. I personally recommend the law offices of Shulman & Hill for any injury/ worker’s compensation case you may have. They strive to get you a maximum reward for your injury, while maintaining the utmost courtesy and professionalism."

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