Loss of Eyesight, Loss of Hearing & Facial Disfigurement
If you lose your vision, lose your hearing or your face becomes scarred or disfigured, it can have a significant impact on your life. Not only can it make it difficult for you to do your job, but it could have an effect on your relationships and quality of life as well.
Since these injuries are so significant, the workers’ compensation law provides additional benefits for these types of injuries. In order to maximize your benefits and take advantage of the legal options available to you, you should work with an experienced workers’ comp attorney.
At Angiuli & Gentile, LLP, we have more than 30 years of experience representing injured workers in Staten Island. We have successfully handled more than 25,000 workers’ compensation hearings. We have the knowledge, resources and skill to help you obtain the full and fair benefits you are entitled to under the law. Call our office at 347-201-4447 to schedule a free initial consultation about your work-related injury.
Schedule Loss of Use Awards in Workers’ Compensation
In addition to the compensation you receive to cover your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages, you might be entitled to a scheduled loss of use. The loss of your eyesight, loss of hearing and facial scarring can result in an additional award. This is known as a schedule loss of use award, and it also applies in situations where an injured worker loses the use of a limb, finger or toe.
The amount you will receive in your case will depend on a number of factors, including the extent of your injury and which body part was injured. When you work with our firm, we will give you a straightforward assessment of your case, and we will work diligently to help you secure compensation for any scar, loss of vision or loss of hearing that you received in a work accident.
What About Partial Injuries?
If you only lost part of your hearing or now have limited vision, you may still be entitled to compensation for those injuries. This includes standard workers’ compensation benefits after a work injury as well as additional compensation for the partial loss of use of your sight or hearing.
Get Advice, Representation and Support
To speak with an attorney at our firm about your legal rights and options after a work injury, call us at 347-201-4447 or contact us online. Your first consultation with an attorney at our firm is free of charge.