Vision & Hearing Loss
Catastrophic Injury Lawyer in Northern Virginia
Illness and injury are two of the most common causes of vision and hearing loss. Like any catastrophic injury, vision or hearing impairment will change your life. If you or a loved one suffered an injury of this nature, your wellbeing, quality of life, and career can be affected. Although the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against workers based on vision impairment or deafness, these disabilities can still restrict your ability to hold a job. That’s why our Virginia catastrophic injury attorneys are dedicated to helping people who suffered an irreversible injury collect the financial compensation that they need and deserve – including money for missed wages, medical expenses, noneconomic damages, and future damages.
Accidents Leading to Vision / Hearing Impairment
Injuries that can lead to vision impairment include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Particles / foreign substances
- Sharp objects
- Criminal assaults
Similarly, criminal attacks, sharp objects, and head injuries can lead to hearing impairment. Other common accidents associated with deafness include explosions, loud noises, and nerve damage.
Loss of vision & hearing: who is at risk?
Car accidents, workplace injuries, and medical negligence are three potential causes of avoidable hearing and vision loss. Generally speaking, workers who use heavy equipment (such as construction workers) are at a higher risk of suffering this type of injury than most people. Eye, ear, and brain injury surgery can place patients at a higher risk of suffering vision or hearing impairment as well. Anesthesia errors, corrosive chemicals, misdiagnosis, and surgical mistakes are potential types of medical negligence that could lead to a vision or hearing loss.
Contact Our Virginia Catastrophic Injury Lawyers
At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C., we are dedicated to providing high-quality legal guidance for clients throughout Northern Virginia. With more than 90 years of legal experience, our team has developed a reputation for excellence in personal injury representation. Contact our office today for a free evaluation of your case.