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Workplace injury: Hearing loss may be a permanent disability

New York workers face multiple safety hazards, regardless of the industry in which they are employed. Many workplace environments are extremely noisy, and long-term exposure to such conditions may lead to hearing loss. This type of workplace injury can also follow a single incident such as an explosion. Whatever the cause of job-related hearing loss, it could be detrimental to the victim's quality of life -- both personal and professional.

If you have suffered an ear injury at work, you may not anticipate the scope of the financial implications it may have. Many victims of such accidents have utilized the services of our experienced hearing loss attorneys at Alan M. Cass and Associates. Our comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the New York workers' compensation system allows us to address all eventualities and assess the severity and long-term effects on your life.

If your hearing loss turns out to be permanent, we will pursue an SLU award. This is a benefit called Schedule Loss of Use and allows for an additional cash payment for a disability that causes diminished ability compared to what you had prior to the injury. It includes both gradual hearing loss and a single incident. If the severity of your ear injury makes you eligible for SLU compensation, we will assist you in pursuing it.

The experienced legal team at Alan M. Cass and Associates in New York will assess the circumstances of your workplace injury and determine whether it was caused by the negligence of a third party that is not connected to your employer. In such cases, there may be a viable third-party personal injury claim that can be filed in a civil court. Such a claim can be pursued in addition to a workers' compensation claim and may award monetary compensation for additional losses, such as loss of life enjoyment, pain and suffering, and other documented losses.

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