Handling Vision Loss And Hearing Loss Cases
- Have you suffered an injury at work that resulted in vision or hearing loss?
- Has long-term exposure to a hazardous substance affected your sight or hearing?
- Have you suffered hearing loss due to loud working conditions?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for vision and hearing loss. At John Lesaganich, P.C., Attorney at Law, we work hard to make Illinois workers’ compensation work for our clients.
The human eye is a complex organ that we depend on every second of our waking hours. Unfortunately, this amazing organ can be easily damaged in workplace accidents. Many workers face risks every day that could damage the eyes causing double vision, tear duct injury, blurred vision, decreased visual acuity or blindness.
Contact us if you have experienced any of the following eye injuries at work:
- Retinal detachment
- Lacerated cornea
- Eye injuries caused by blunt trauma to the head
- Foreign objects in the eye
- Metal objects in the eye
- Chemicals in the eye
- Facial chemical exposure
- Loss of eye
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act has never favored hearing loss cases. Handling a work-related hearing loss case is a complicated process which when handled properly involves objective indications of the industrial noise levels about which the injured worker worked at the time he complained of hearing loss. The Workers’ Compensation Act also requires that no claim for loss of hearing due to industrial noise can be brought unless the employee has been exposed for a period of time sufficient to cause permanent impairment to noise levels. Such a determination is routinely made by the treating audiologist. No consideration is given to the question of whether or not the ability of an employee to understand speech is improved by the use of hearing aid. Finally, loss of hearing for purposes of compensation is confined to the frequencies of 1000, 2000 and 3000 cycles per second. Loss of hearing ability for frequency tones above 3000 cycles per second are not to be considered as constituting disability for hearing. The aforementioned frequency levels are routinely determined by performance of testing known as audiogram.
Attorney John Lesaganich has years of experience managing hearing loss cases caused by workplace accidents. This knowledge, combined with the expertise of audiologists and other medical experts, allows him to take on the toughest of hearing loss cases – with a high rate of success.
Before you file a workers’ compensation claim for vision and hearing loss, contact lawyer John Lesaganich. He will work hard to maximize the amount of compensation that may be available for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and other losses. Our law firm is located across from the courthouse in downtown Peoria.