Tinnitus-Causing Accidents at WorkLoud Noises: You have extremely fine, microscopic hairs in your inner-ear that move in response to sound waves, which then trigger your ear cells to release electrical signals down the auditory nerve to your brain. Your brain then interprets the electrical signal as sound. These are fragile hairs and can get damaged if the sound wave is strong enough. If the hairs get bent or broken, they can twitch and, in a sense, leak electrical signals to your brain, making your brain believe it hears something. If you work near loud machinery, like at a factory, construction site, or other such environment, you may be at risk of damaging your inner-ear hairs. If you experience a ringing in your ears and believe the loud noises of your work contributed to it, contact our LA law firm today. Blunt Force Trauma: When you hit your head against a solid object, it can cause some serious damage to your inner-ear, the hearing nerves, or any brain function that is linked to hearing. When an accident like this occurs, it generally only causes one ear to experience the ringing. Accidents at work can include a falling object hitting your head, machinery malfunction that impacts your ear or head, or even commercial auto driving accidents. When you experience whiplash and the forces attributed to the impact damage the workings of your inner ear or you experience brain damage. In addition to the force your brain experiences during a car accident, sound may damage your hearing cells. Airbags must deploy quickly — within fractions of a second after the initial collision — in order for the airbag to cushion and soften the impact force. Because airbags expand so quickly, it displaces a lot of air, producing a large pressure wave, or a sound wave. This intensity of this pressure wave can damage the hairs in the cochlea and lead to tinnitus. Traffic Accidents are the leading cause of brain injury in the United States. Other causes of brain injuries include slip and fall accidents, ladder falls, falling objects, construction site accident, and workplace accidents.
File a Workers’ Compensation Claim for TinnitusMost healthcare plans do not cover the cost of hearing aids. Hearing aids are the most common and effective method to treat hearing loss or other hearing illnesses. Even Medicare does not provide hearing aids. This is unfortunate because the technology around hearing aids has improved exponentially and the newest hearing aids can be digitally programmed and suppress unnecessary background noise. You can file a workers’ compensation in order to get compensated for your troubles. In order for you to receive workers’ compensation, you have to get a medical professional to determine the legitimacy and extent of the damage. Tinnitus can be a debilitating condition and may only get worse as you age. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your injury. In general, for hearing loss-related injuries, people are entitled to receive compensation for partial disability if your hearing injury was caused by an explosion, repeated exposure to loud noises, or other work-related injuries that affected your auditory senses. Your employer’s insurance company will attempt to give you an amount that will simply not cover all of your damages. Even if it does cover the medical treatment, it may fall short on the compensation you deserve for trauma and other suffering that you went through. This is why you need a quality lawyer that will ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our qualified attorneys at the DTLA Law Group are here for you and will get you the compensation you deserve.
Information on TinnitusMild Traumatic Brain Injury a Leading Cause: Mild Brain Damage, and in particular, closed head injuries, are a leading cause of Tinnitus. According to medical practitioners brain injuries affect our hearing and can lead to not only hearing loss but hearing of internal sounds. The reason being our brains are responsible for producing the sounds we hear from external sources. Our ears tunnel the sound waves through our ear canal and stimulate the fine hairs. When these hairs move, they send electrical pulses to our brains, which then translate the sound waves into sounds. When your brain is injured, it is possible the area responsible for hearing gets damaged and may produce phantom sounds that do not exist. Other causes of Tinnitus include:
- Extreme loud noise includclose-rangeange gunfire, and explosions
- Brain hemorrhaging and brain tumors
- Chemical exposure
- Automobile accidents
- Assault and battery injuries
- Use of medication
- Medical Malpractice – Including Surgery Error and Prescription Error
- Loud Noise in the Workplace
- Bleeding of the ear
- Cauliflower ear
- Loss of balance
- Inability to walk correctly
- Swelling of the ear
- Ear Pain
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Loss of hearing
- Medical Expenses: Medical expenses include all medical bills and costs
- Future Medical Expenses: Unfortunately, the effects of a car accident can often be felt for months, years, or even a lifetime after the injury occurred.
- Lost Wages: After an accident, you are entitled to any income you lost.
- Loss of Earning Capacity: In addition to current lost wages, victims of brain injuries are eligible to receive compensation for future lost wages.
- Pain and Suffering: Including Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Anxiety and depression resulting from your brain injury