Did you know that workers’ compensation benefits are available for work-related accidents that led to hearing loss? The Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act states that a hearing loss of 10 percent or more in both ears is covered by workers’ compensation. If you have permanent hearing loss, you can get up to 66.66 percent of your wages for 260 weeks for each 10 percent of hearing loss. So, for example, if you have 20 percent hearing loss you can get compensation for up to 520 weeks. Moreover, under the Pennsylvania workers’ compensation laws, hearing loss claims provide for specific loss benefits based on your weekly wages in addition to your regular wages or disability pay. Plus, you are eligible for a life time of hearing aids, medical treatment and more.
However, benefits for hearing loss vary depending on how the workplace 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 work comp laws and the workplace accident benefits payable for your specific work injury.
Like hearing loss, vision loss as a result of a workplace-related accident or occurrence is awarded specific loss benefits. 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 injury that led to your vision loss, whether it is a chemical burn, flying objects, etc., does not affect the benefits. The Pearson Koutcher workers’ compensation lawyers will assist you in recovering all the work injury benefits due to you under Pennsylvania law.
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