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The prevalence of work-related hearing impairment

Posted on February 21, 2015 12:54 pm under Construction Accident

For over 25 years now, hearing loss and other hearing disorders have been listed among the many occupational health concerns in the country. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that almost 125,000 workers exposed to loud occupational noise suffered significant loss of hearing since 2004.

Hearing impairment is not the only result of a workplace that is too noisy. Hazardous occupational noise may also expose workers to injurious, sometimes even fatal accidents by making it more difficult for them to heed safety instructions or hear warning signals. Impaired hearing may also affect workers personally and socially, and may also lead to emotional stress.

Construction workers are considered among the most vulnerable to occupational noise hazard. Unfortunately, some employers choose to cut costs by not equipping their workers with proper hearing protection. If you believe your employer has been unfair in providing workplace safety, the legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you seek the compensation you believe you deserve. Call our Wisconsin office at (414) 271-0900 and have your case assessed today.