Can I Recover Compensation for Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss doesn’t just happen to the elderly. In the workplace, it can occur due to an accident or being exposed to extremely loud noises, such as those in construction areas. On the road, the damage incurred from a major car accident can lead to hearing loss. Even a powerful blow to the side of the head from a fight can cause it.

Negligent and intentional behavior, across all settings, can lead to instant or gradual hearing loss, and it can have a dramatic impact on your life. If your hearing was damaged through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to make a claim for monetary compensation.

How Does Hearing Loss Occur?

Typically, hearing loss occurs because of the following:

  • Injury to the head
  • Quick exposure to extremely loud noises
  • Prolonged exposure to loud noises
  • Tumor
  • Virus or disease

Can I Receive Compensation?

You may be able to receive compensation for hearing loss depending on if:

  • The hearing loss occurs because of another person’s negligent or intentional actions. This can be a personal injury or medical malpractice.
  • Your hearing loss is partial or temporary. The injury does not have to be total or permanent.
  • You can prove your hearing ability declined due to the defendant’s actions.
  • You can prove the defendant’s negligent actions caused the hearing loss.
  • You can document the damages (medical bills, pain and suffering, etc.) incurred as a result of the hearing loss injury.

If negligence can be proven, you may be able to claim compensation for medical bills (current and future), lost wages, pain and suffering, hearing aids, travel costs and care claims.

Washington DC Hearing Loss Attorneys

Contact our Washington DC hearing loss attorneys at Simeone & Miller, LLP if you or a loved one has suffered hearing loss due to another person’s behavior. Our personal injury lawyers will review your medical records and evidence and discuss the amount of compensation you may receive in a lawsuit or claim.

Call Simeone & Miller, LLP at (202) 888-0872 or contact us online today for a free case consultation.

Categories: Personal Injury