The difference in your life is stunning. While you are grateful to have your life, you are suffering from partial or complete hearing loss. Your doctors tell you that the injury was caused by your job on a barge or other commercial vessel.
How Did This Happen to You?
Generally, maritime hearing loss happens in one of two ways. The injury may occur:
- In one traumatic incident. For example, a significant explosion or head injury could cause you to lose some or all of your hearing.
- Gradually. Repeated exposure to maritime equipment or engines can cause you to lose some or all of your hearing.
Either type of injury may have the same effect. Both injuries can also impact your ability to work and to live your life the way that you did when you could hear.
What to Do Next?
You should, of course, get medical treatment. Doctors may be able to restore some of your hearing with the help of hearing aids, surgeries, or other interventions. However, you should also realize that you may not ever be able to make a fair recovery.
You should consult with an experienced maritime injury lawyer who can help you get the recovery that you need whether your injury occurred suddenly in New York Harbor or gradually on the open Atlantic Ocean. For more information, please read our free report,The Legal Rights of Injured Seamen and Other Commercial Mariners, and start an online chat with us today.