Workers’ Compensation For Vision And Hearing Loss
In a split second, a serious injury suffered at work can end a career. The attorneys at Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C., in Schenectady, understand the complexities of the workers’ compensation process. On behalf of our clients, we try to simplify the steps necessary and respond to questions as they arise.
You Deserve Compensation For Blindness Or Hearing Loss
Workers’ compensation claims involving blindness are usually the result of a catastrophic accident that left the eyes damaged. The immediate effects of these injuries may heal to a certain extent, but the accident victim may be left with permanent or partial blindness.
Hearing injuries can be caused by an accident or exposure to ongoing noise on a regular basis. Specific rules exist for occupational diseases involving noise-induced hearing loss. Staying away from the environment is the first step after being diagnosed with hearing loss. Some use protection to prevent further damages. While money benefits are not an option, we help our clients qualify for hearing aids.
Workers’ compensation cases involving workplace injuries such as vision and hearing loss are based on percentage of loss and the number of weeks an applicant is entitled to benefits under the law. Age, educational levels, language ability and the transferability of existing work skills play a factor in the formulas. At Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C., we stay at their side to fight for the best outcome in securing the compensation they deserve.
The Initial Consultation Is Free
If you have experienced a work-related injury to the eyes or ears, you can talk with one of our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers. Call 518-631-4521 or contact us online for a free initial consultation with a New York work injury compensation attorney.