Assisting Victims Of Workplace Accidents

Vision and/or hearing loss can affect more than just your quality of life. You may be unable to return to work, drive, perform everyday tasks or participate in the activities you once loved. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2,000 workers across the country receive medical treatment for workplace eye injuries every day.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that 22 million workers in the U.S. are exposed to damaging noise that could potentially lead to hearing loss. Guidelines suggest that employers should limit workers' exposure to loud noises. However, countless people are still injured every year.

Dangers In The Workplace

Many occupational hazards can jeopardize workers' vision and hearing. These include:

  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Flying debris such as bits of metal and/or glass
  • Swinging objects
  • Consistent exposure to loud noises

While workers in certain industries may be at greater risk for on-the-job injuries, these accidents can occur in any type of work environment.

Recovering From Workplace Injuries

Being the victim of a workplace accident can be traumatizing, especially if you are left to deal with a long-term disability as a result of your occupation or another person's negligence. Whether you have lost partial vision or hearing due to an on-the-job incident or you are left completely deaf or blind, you may be unsure of where to turn to next. Adjusting to life with a disability, handling medical expenses from your injury, filing insurance claims and dealing with your employer can be physically and emotionally overwhelming. Seeking help from a qualified attorney can give you the ability to recover financially.

Help When You Need It The Most

From our El Paso, Texas, office, our attorneys at Davie, Valdez & McElroy, P.C., provide legal help to people throughout the state. We understand how difficult it can be to deal with the aftermath of a workplace accident, and our attorneys are dedicated to investigating the details of your case. Contact us at 915-838-1100 to schedule a free initial consultation or fill out our online form.