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Hearing & Vision Injury

Helping victims who suffer hearing or vision loss on the job

Impairments to your hearing or vision may significantly alter your life and your ability to work. If you have suffered an impairment as a result of an on the job injury and/or prolonged exposure, you may be entitled to benefits under the SC Workers’ Compensation Act. If you or a family member has hearing or vision loss due to workplace conditions or an on the job injury, it is important to discuss your case with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible.

Common hearing loss injuries

Whether it is partial or complete, hearing loss can have a serious effect on your life. In addition to losing your hearing, many workers may develop a condition called “tinnitus,” which causes a person to hear steady sounds of whooshing, buzzing, or ringing in their ears. Many hearing conditions develop due to exposure to either one loud noise such as an explosion or to repeated loud noises over time. Industries that can result in higher rates of hearing loss/impairment include:

  • Construction or carpentry
  • Mining
  • Military
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation drivers
  • Musicians

Common vision loss injuries

Vision issues can also be partial or complete and can either develop due to one traumatic injury—such as getting hit in the eye with an object—or due to long-term exposure to dangerous substances including gases and chemicals. Employees who are at a particularly high risk for vision impairment/loss include those working in the following fields:

  • Restaurant or food industry
  • Construction
  • Welding
  • Mining
  • Military
  • Agriculture

Contact a Charleston workers’ compensation attorney for a free consultation

Regardless of the industry in which you work, experienced Charleston workers’ compensation attorney Walter Hundley can help you. We are committed to helping every injured worker obtain the maximum benefits possible in their individual case and will evaluate your individual case to advise you of your legal rights. If you would like to schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 843-723-1995 or 866-723-1995 for help. Our address is 1517 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston, SC 29407

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