Legal Claims for Hearing Loss in Construction Workers
Construction sites are known for the hubbub of activity going on at any given time. On top of that, the levels of noise due to the use of jack hammers, drills, and other construction equipment can rise to dangerous levels, requiring the wearing of protective earpieces for all workers, at all times. That being said, OSHA, a governmental safety body that enforces safety rules at the workplace has put in place certain noise level guidelines that must be adhered to at all times to prevent the development of deafness, tinnitus and other hearing-related issues that may be seen in construction workers.
Are you looking for a hearing loss attorney? If you were exposed to unreasonable levels of noise as a construction worker and believe that negligence was the proximate cause of your hearing loss or tinnitus, you may be able to recover compensation. Please contact our hearing loss attorneys NOW at (773) 322-1673 for more information on your legal options for justice and compensation. For over 75 years, we’ve helped individuals just like you get the compensation they deserve by representing their needs in court as well as negotiating with the insurance company on their behalf. The call is 100% FREE, and there’s no obligation. Please call (773) 322-1673 to speak with construction worker hearing loss lawyers to learn more about how we can help you.
Unfortunately, construction workers will experience some kind of hearing loss by the time they are 50. That being said, this statistic isn’t hard and fast, and should not be used as a justification for your having developed hearing loss. Even when your environment is loud owing to the banging, drilling, welding and cutting going around, your employer should do everything in their power to protect you.
This could be in the form of:
- purchasing and handing out heavy duty ear mufflers
- asking workers to take regular breaks from noisy sections
- only carrying out certain noisy activities during certain times of the day and in select regions
- making sure that workers get regular medical checkups to ascertain their hearing health
Here are the types of workers more prone to experience hearing loss
- road construction workers
- iron workers
- operating engineering
- those working in masonry
- sheet metal workers
Construction Workers and Occupational Hearing Loss
Occupational hearing loss refers to a partial or full reduction of a person’s hearing due to noise exposure at their place of work. Sustained loud noises can destroy nerve endings located in a person’s inner ear. Unfortunately, this is irreversible even with the technological advancements we have today. This can lead to relationship issues where an individual doesn’t hear what their loved ones say, an increase in accidents due to not being able to hear an approaching vehicle or the proximity of a hazardous implement, as well as loss of enjoyment of life by not being able to appreciate art and music.
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If you believe your employers lack of following OSHA regulations as they relate to noise exposure caused you to develop occupational hearing loss, we’d love to hear from you so we can advise you on the next legal steps to take to safeguard your compensation. Please contact us NOW at (773) 322-1673 to learn more about your legal options for compensation regarding occupational hearing loss lawsuits. Thanks, we look forward to hearing from you.