Construction workers are routinely exposed to loud noises that put them at risk for work-related hearing loss. Hearing loss, which may be permanent, is a serious injury that fundamentally affects the life of the injured worker.
Construction employers have a responsibility to take reasonable precautions to keep construction workers safe by limiting noise exposure and providing appropriate safety gear. If an employer does not take the legally required steps to protect a construction worker's hearing and the worker suffers hearing loss then the employer may be required to pay damages for the construction worker's hearing loss.
Potential Damages for Construction-Related Hearing Loss
Damages may include compensation for all:
- Medical expenses (including medical care and medical devices such as hearing aids).
- Rehabilitation costs (such as speech therapy).
- Loss of income.
- Additional damages may be awarded in some cases.
If you are a construction worker who has suffered hearing loss due to your work then you should contact a New Jersey and New York construction injury lawyer from the law firm of Hofmann & Schweitzer. Our experienced New York and New Jersey construction accident lawyers will thoroughly investigate the cause of your hearing loss and we will fight hard for your fair and equitable recovery. Call us today for a free consultation.