Hearing Loss

Dedicated Charleston Catastrophic Injury Attorney

Hearing loss can be caused by a number of different accidents. If you are currently experiencing acoustic trauma from a workplace injury or from another source of negligence by another individual, it is important to contact an attorney from our firm. At McLeod Law Group, LLC, we can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. Hearing loss can be either temporary or permanent, but typically always has some kind of long-term effect.

Two Forms of Hearing Loss

There are two forms of hearing loss that can be caused by injury. The first type occurs from a small, almost insignificant, amount of noise that results from an intense and sudden exposure to sound. This kind of noise injury can cause temporary or permanent hearing loss. The cause of this kind of acoustic damage is usually from a sudden noise, such as nearby fireworks or a gunshot. It can also be caused by a loud concert. Sounds will often sound muffled and unclear.

The other type of hearing loss results from chronic exposure to noise. Chronic exposure is a series of small noises that occur over a period of time and gradually cause damage to an individual's hearing. This is a less-intense form of hearing loss but can cause more intense and significant long-term damage. Repeated exposure to loud trucks or listening to loud music often can cause this form of acoustic damage.

Filing a Claim

When this situation is a workplace injury or is the result of the negligence of another individual, it is important to get the protection you need from a Charleston injury attorney from our firm. We can help you file a hearing loss claim, which is an important step to protecting your monetary assets. You can receive compensation for medical expenses and emotional trauma.

It is important to take every step to protect yourself, so call our Charleston personal injury lawyer today!