As you get older, your hearing and vision may start to fade. However, it is possible to suffer an injury that results in more sudden hearing or vision loss. If this happens to you or a loved one, you will likely be unprepared to handle the impact that a hearing or vision injury can have on your life.
If your sensory loss happened due to an accident or brain injury, one of our workers’ compensation and/or personal injury lawyers at Shulman & Hill may be able to help you. Hiring an attorney can help you pursue compensation for the losses you may have suffered, including your medical costs and lost wages. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation legal consultation.
Types of Vision and Hearing Loss
There are many different instances of vision and hearing loss. Each case is different and should be treated with the utmost care. These are just some of the many injuries one might experience:
- Detached retina
- Loss of vision
- Loss of an eye
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Double vision
- Cochlear injury
- Middle ear injury
- Ruptured eardrum
- Impaired hearing
- Loss of hearing
Even if you do not see your injury here, you should consider contacting a New York hearing and vision loss lawyer. At Shulman & Hill, we can discuss the circumstances surrounding your injury and whether or not you may be entitled to compensation.
What Causes Hearing and Vision Loss?
Hearing and vision loss bring with them many challenges, many of which can alter your life indefinitely. Sometimes, loss of these vital senses is caused by an accident that occurred due to the negligence of another party. In those instances, you may be able to seek compensation.
Common New York Accidents That May Cause Hearing and Vision Loss
Although hearing and vision loss can happen organically as time progresses, there are also a wide array of accidents that can greatly accelerate this process. The following are some examples of accidents that may result in an injury that affects your hearing or vision.
If you experienced a blunt force blow to your head during a car accident, you might have a brain injury. These types of injuries are very serious and can affect your hearing and vision. Whiplash from an accident can also lead to hearing and vision injuries.
It is important to always seek medical attention after a car accident, even if your injuries are not immediately noticeable.
Hazardous conditions in the workplace can lead to sensory harm. However, these damages may not always be recognizable. You may have been exposed to loud sounds or toxic materials that can damage your sight and vision over a long period of time.
In these situations, you can typically file a workers’ compensation claim to help cover your losses. This compensation can cover many different medical costs and devices that you may need moving forward. In these cases, it does not matter if you or your employer were at fault. Insurance will likely cover damages.
In some cases, you may be able to seek additional compensation by filing a lawsuit against a negligent third party, such as a property owner or general contractor. We can factor in medical bills, loss of wages, and disruptions to your lifestyle when considering the compensation you may be able to pursue.
Shulman & Hill is well-versed in workplace injuries, including construction accidents, and can help you navigate every step of the legal process. If you are struggling because of an injury that you received while on the job, make sure to contact us as soon as you can.
Establishing Liability After a Hearing or Vision Injury
If a third party’s negligence contributed to your hearing or vision loss, you may be able to seek compensation from them in addition to any workers’ compensation benefits you receive. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer can help investigate and gather evidence supporting your claim.
When establishing liability, your attorneys will collect evidence to prove that the third party—such as the property owner, general contractor, or subcontractor—was negligent. Examples of negligence include failure to provide necessary safety equipment or maintaining reasonably safe premises. Your attorney will then show how this negligence led to your injury, and the physical, economic, and emotional effects you suffer because of it.
Our team of New York hearing and vision loss lawyers at Shulman & Hill has years of experience investigating and litigating workplace injury cases. We can review the unique circumstances surrounding your case and do everything in our power to seek compensation for your damages.
How A New York Personal Injury Law Firm Can Help You
Once our personal injury lawyers have reviewed the full extent of your injury and related losses, we can then negotiate with the insurance company in hopes of obtaining a fair settlement offer for you.
We will fight for compensation we believe adequately covers your losses, so if the defendant refuses to offer sufficient compensation, we will take your case to trial and fight for a favorable verdict.
Why Choose Shulman & Hill?
At Shulman & Hill, our team of expert lawyers has years of experience helping clients in the aftermath of a hearing or vision loss injury. We understand the complexities involved with pursuing compensation, and we can leverage our knowledge to help you recover from an injury.
We work on a contingency-fee-based model which means you will only pay for our services if you win your case. Contact us today for a free legal consultation to learn more about our services and how we may be able to help you.