Hearing Loss Injury Lawyer

Hearing Loss AccidentEar injuries can be both debilitating and painful and may result from one traumatic incident or numerous smaller injuries suffered over many years. Conditions such as tinnitus can drive victims to the point of madness by making them hear noises that are not there and there is little that can be done to treat the condition. The Chicago hearing loss attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers work tirelessly to recover compensation on behalf of clients who have suffered these injuries due to defective safety products or poor working conditions and may be able to recover the compensation needed to provide some comfort and ongoing treatment in your time of suffering.

Tinnitus Linked to Airbag Deployment

Airbags have been proven to save lives, but they are also linked to numerous vehicle recalls due to concerns over excessive deployment speeds and malfunctions. Data has revealed that the excessive deployment of an airbag can cause irreparable damage to the ears and many of the victims have suffered from hearing loss and/or tinnitus following their accidents. Initial damage to the eardrums can heal in a short period of time, but it is scar tissue and damage to the inner ear that may contribute to long term hearing loss and high frequency hearing.

Many people suffer from some form of tinnitus at some point in their lives. It is a ringing or buzzing in the ear that occurs despite the lack of any actual sound and is thought to be caused by damage to the nerves in the inner ear responsible for transmitting sound and pitch to the brain. Tinnitus sufferers who have been injured in auto accidents or when their airbags deployed unexpectedly may experience more severe symptoms. The constant buzzing or ringing has been known to lead some to take their own lives due to their inability to escape or drown out the sound as it took a toll on their sanity.

Roughly 17% of those involved in an accident where an airbag was deployed suffer some form of permanent hearing loss.

Hearing Loss on the Job

It can be more difficult to notice progressive hearing loss resulting from repetitive injuries to the inner ear on the job because the hearing loss is gradual— occurring over years rather than instantly. Loud environments, such as construction sites or factories, are often the cause of these injuries, but they can also occur when a worker strikes his or her head or suffers a blow directly to the ear. A doctor can confirm whether an ear drum has been ruptured or if a victim has suffered an injury to the inner ear, but the treatment of scar tissue is difficult. It is scar tissue inside the ear that is most commonly associated with ringing or buzzing in the ears and long term hearing loss.

Your Right to Compensation for Hearing Loss at Work or in an Accident

If you are suffering from tinnitus or hearing loss and feel that your condition is the result of an injury suffered in a car accident or due to your work, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help determine the cause of your injury and seek compensation from whoever is responsible. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our award winning Chicago hearing loss attorneys so that you can learn more about your legal options and how we can assist you in securing the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries. We’ve helped thousands of clients in similar cases and are confident that we can help you too. If we are unable to, then you are assured our services will be completely free of charge.

Client Reviews
Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld.
★★★★★
Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own. Ethan Armstrong, Google User
★★★★★
This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you. Daniel Kaim, Avvo User
★★★★★
Jonathan helped my family heal and get compensation after our child was suffered a life threatening injury at daycare. He was sympathetic and in constant contact with us letting us know all he knew every step of the way. We were so blessed to find Jonathan! Giulia, Avvo User
★★★★★
Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa, Avvo User
★★★★★
Contact Us for a Free Consultation (888) 424-5757
Chicago Office Map