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Loss Of Hearing

Rockford, IL Injury Lawyers Helping People Impacted by Loss Of Hearing

Losing the ability to hear takes a lot away from a person. From being able to enjoy many different forms of entertainment to being able to have verbal conversations with friends and family members, coping with sudden hearing loss can be extremely challenging. At Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd., our dedicated Rockford personal injury lawyers fight for the legal rights and financial interests of hearing loss victims. Whether you lost your hearing in an auto accident or because of a workplace incident, our team has the skills and legal experience required to handle your case.

Common Causes of Hearing Damage or Deafness

Hearing loss can occur in a wide variety of accidents. Indeed, there are several types of underlying injuries that may potentially lead to partial hearing loss or total deafness. More specifically, some of the most common causes include:

  • Extremely Loud Noises: One of the most common causes of hearing loss is being exposed to a one-time loud noise. Whether an explosion or another type of bang, when sound decibels get too high, permanent hearing damage can result.
  • Sustained Elevated Sound: There are also many cases in which hearing loss occurs more gradually as a person is subjected to sustained elevated noise. Most often this happens in workplace injury cases. If your hearing loss happened slowly over time, you are still eligible for compensation.
  • Eardrum or Cochlear Damage: Hearing loss can also have a direct physical cause. The injury may have nothing to do with hearing a dangerously loud sound but instead may occur because a person’s eardrum or cochlea has sustained severe damage in an accident.
  • Severe Brain Injuries: Finally, concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can also lead to partial or total deafness. In particular, damage to a victim’s brain stem may cause hearing loss.

Getting Fair Compensation for Hearing Loss

For most people, hearing loss is a permanent injury. Sadly, in many cases, this type of injury gets even worse over time. Partial deafness may turn into near-total deafness as the years go by. Victims must be able to recover full and fair compensation for their damages. This means compensation for any medical losses, as well as compensation for lost income and other damages. Our attorneys work hard to ensure that hearing loss victims are able to recover every dollar that they deserve under the law.

Contact Our Team Today

At Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd., our personal injury lawyers have considerable experience handling hearing loss cases. Whether you suffered ear damage on the job, or in any other type of accident, we can help you determine which parties may be at fault for your injury and how much compensation is appropriate in your case. Please do not hesitate to contact us to request a free review of your claim. From our main office in Rockford, we serve clients throughout the region, including in LaSalle, Ottawa, Belvidere, and Streator.

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