Hearing or Vision Loss
Your hearing and vision are two things that are paramount to your ability to, not only do your job correctly, efficiently and safely but also to your survival. If you lose your sight, you can put yourself at risk for injury, as well as putting others at risk. If you lose your hearing, you can also put yourself at risk of not being aware of your surroundings, leading to further risk and damage. If either of these are happening, let us know!
Depending on your job type, there can be several different factors that put you at risk of vision impairment and loss. Constant exposure to bright lights can start to weaken your eye muscles, leading to degradation, which can lead to partial or full vision loss. In addition to this, if you work in a place where things are constantly in the air, such as a factory or construction site, there is a chance that debris can end up in your eyes. While proper eye protection can limit this risk, if your eyes are becoming damage, let us know.
If you work in a professional that uses flames or chemicals to get the job done, there is a very good chance that your eyes can become damaged by residual heat or chemical exposure. If open flames get too close to your eyes, they can actually scorch parts of the eye that are needed for you to be able to see. If you work with chemicals, there’s a chance that’s, should the chemicals leak in to your eyes, they can burn integral parts of your vision system, from the inside out. If you notice any problems starting, contact us.
If you work in an industry, like construction, there is a chance that hearing loss can happen. Because there are constantly loud noises happening around you, the chance of hearing loss is amplified exponentially. Proper ear protection should always be worn, no matter what. Even if you think the noise isn’t damaging your ears, we can almost assure you that it is. While hearing loss may not happen immediately, over time, it can become a major problem. If you are taking proper precautions, but still think hearing loss is occurring, let us know so that we can help you out immediately.
Another industry that can lead to hearing loss is any where blasting and controlled explosions are part of the regular work flow. Because blasting is usually one or two, very loud noises, all at once, these can lead to almost immediate hearing loss if your ears aren’t protected. Blasting noises are above the acceptable decibel level for normal human hearing and, thus, are terrible for your overall bearing health. If you are wearing proper protections, including headphones or ear plugs and you are still noticing hearing issues, it’s time to let us know. We will do whatever we can to get you the compensation you deserve.