Loss of Eyesight or Hearing Loss
Workers’ Compensation benefits are also appropriate for work-related loss of an eye or eyesight. Under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation laws, in addition to your regular wages or disability pay, vision loss claims provide for specific loss benefits based on your weekly wages. Specifically, for a “loss of vision” claim, you must lose an eye, experience blindness, or be “legally blind” (that is, lose your eyesight for all practical purposes). The cause of the work-related vision loss, whether it is a chemical burn, flying objects, etc., does not affect the benefits. The PearsonKoutcher Workers’ Compensation lawyers will assist you in recovering all the benefits due you under Pennsylvania law.
Like vision loss, hearing loss as a result of a workplace accident or occurrence is awarded specific loss benefits. However, unlike work-related blindness, benefits for hearing loss vary depending on how the injury occurred. For example, you may have experienced total deafness resulting from a specific accident at work, such as a head injury or explosion, or your total or partial loss of hearing may have been caused by the cumulative effects of long-term exposure to loud noise. Our Workers’ Compensation lawyers know how to handle work-related hearing loss claims and understand the intricacies of the laws and the benefits payable for your specific injury.
Contact PearsonKoutcher, LLP – Experienced Pennsylvania Workplace Injury Lawyers
At PearsonKoutcher, LLP, our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation attorneys have extensive experience representing clients injured in all types of workplace accidents and as a result of various on-the-job hazardous conditions. We understand the complexities of medical diagnoses and work hand-in-hand with your medical care providers to properly address your needs and get you the benefits you deserve under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. Call us to today to set up an appointment with one of our knowledgeable lawyers to discuss your rights under your Act.