Serious Risk for Workplace Induced Hearing Loss

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In the workplace, employees are generally aware of the dangers that surround them. Work injuries are very industry specific, and as you can imagine, some work environments are more dangerous than others.

For example, jobs in the airline, farming, construction, music, and machinery industries all carry the risk of one common injury that you may not find in other occupations: loss of hearing.

Acoustic trauma is characterized as injury to the inner ear caused by high decibel noise over a long period of time, or can occur from single loud noise. Trauma to the ear drum can cause permanent hearing loss.

 

Because of the serious ramifications of acoustic trauma, the law says that employees who are exposed to 85 decibels of noise per hour, or who are subject to sudden loud noises, must be protected by their employers.

Failure, by an employer, to provide his or her employee with protection against continuous or excessively loud noises, is considered negligence. Therefore, employers must require their employees to wear protective head gear to avoid permanent injury.

If you or someone you love is exposed to loud noises at there place of employment, it is important to recognize the following warning signs of workplace hearing loss:

  • Inability to hear high pitched noises
  • Difficulty understanding others
  • Muffed and/or distorted sounds
  • Ringing in the ears

Your hearing is precious. It allows you to evaluate and enjoy the world around you. If you or a family member have been robbed of your ability to hear by someone else’s negligence, you have to call me right away at 1 (877) 944-4373. I will be your advocate and help you get compensated for the loss you have suffered

As your Ohio workers’ compensation lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at tmisny@misnylaw.com or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.

Why is a Personal Injury Lawyer Necessary to Prove Emotional Distress?

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Working as a personal injury lawyer for the past four decades, I have learned that catastrophic injuries are more than just physically damaging. Victims of serious injury often face a variety of psychological and emotional problems as well. I found these disorders can sometimes be more debilitating than physical injuries.

The following psychological disorders can result from a catastrophic injury:

  • Depression – Fear, chronic pain, an inability to engage in once common activities, and isolation can cause clinical depression.
  • Personality disorder – Victims of catastrophic injury often learn to cope with their trauma in socially unacceptable ways.
  • Psychosis – Catastrophic injury can cause a distorted view of reality.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder – More commonly known as PTSD, serious trauma can cause victims to relive the accident over and over in a number of ways.
  • Dissociative disorders – Victim of catastrophic injury often cannot relate with friends and family as they once idd, causing them to detach.

Psychological or emotional trauma deserves the same acknowledgement as physical injuries, but it is often difficult to prove. That is why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side to help you get the compensation your deserve after your injury.

If you or someone you love has been injured and experienced psychological trauma as a result of the injury, here are some of the factors you must consider before pursuing a claim:

  1. Intensity of the original injury and accompanying mental anguish
  2. Duration of the symptoms
  3. Related bodily harm, such as ulcers, headaches, and the inability to function
  4. Medical records from a psychiatrist

Proving an emotional distress claim is complex, and every case is different. Call me at 1 (877) 944-4373 for a free consultation. We can discuss your situation at a time and place that is convenient for you. As your Catastrophic Injury lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at tmisny@misnylaw.com or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.

Ohio Car Accident Lawsuits: Dangers of Ignored and Misdiagnosed Internal Injuries

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After a serious car accident, you may exhibit many physical injuries – contusions, bleeding, broken bones, and burns. However, you may have suffered less obvious injuries, and not even know it.

Internal injuries are defined as any trauma that involves the organs or cavities of the body. Internal injuries are often more serious than outward injuries and are harder to diagnose, which can make them deadly.

Commonly ignored and misdiagnosed internal injuries resulting from a car accident include:

  • Chest injuries – Impact with the chest area can cause punctured lungs, heart, and/or aorta.
  • Abdominal injuries – A blow to the stomach area can rupture the liver, spleen, and bowels.
  • Internal bleeding – A punctured or ruptured organ can result in internal bleeding, which can lead to serious blood loss, causing shock and/or death.
  • Traumatic brain injury – Serious impact to the head can cause the skull to fracture and result in permanent injury to the brain.

Since internal injuries are not visible, you may think you’re fine. You may even think you don’t have to go to the hospital after your car accident.  In the event you do go to the hospital, doctors may not realize the severity of your injuries and take care of others with visible injuries.

It is important to look for the following subtle symptoms of internal injuries after an accident:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Decrease in blood pressure
  • Loss of vision
  • Slurred speech
  • Confusion
  • Inflammation
  • Bruising
  • Joint stiffness
  • Blood in urine, vomit, and/or stool
  • Loss of sensation
  • Lightheaded
  • Weakness
  • Intense pain

Untreated internal injuries can have long-lasting consequences and affect your ability to lead a normal life. If you or someone you love was involved in a car accident and suffered internal injuries, you need to call me at 1 (877) 944-4373. I will meet you at any time and place that is convenient for you, and we can discuss your case.

As your Car Accident Lawyer, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over 33 years, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/Canton, Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio.” You can reach Tim by email at tmisny@misnylaw.com or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.