Nov 2019

Here’s what you need to know when you have a noisy job

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What do rock stars, elementary school teachers, and manufacturing workers have in common?

According to Acoustical Services Inc., they have noisy jobs that, over time, can lead to hearing loss and other noise pollution-related problems: headaches, tinnitus, stress, depression, and insomnia.

There are many other jobs that expose employees to loud environments. Acoustical Surfaces, a sound insulation company, reports on the following “top 10 noisiest jobs” (dB stands for decibel, a unit used to measure the intensity of sound):

  • Nursery worker or teacher (85 dB)
  • Motorcycle courier (90 dB)
  • Classical musician (95 dB)
  • Commuter music (100 dB)
  • Factor and farmworker (105 dB)
  • Rock star (110 dB)
  • Nightclub worker (115 dB)
  • Construction worker (120 dB)
  • Formula One driver (135 dB)
  • Airport ground staff (140 dB)

OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) sets legal limits that clearly state what is an acceptable level of noise in the workplace. An employee working an eight-hour shift should not be exposed to more than 90 dBA (A-weighted decibels), according to OSHA.

What can you do to protect your hearing?

If you work in a job where the noise exceeds OSHA’s legal dBA limit, you have a right to ask your employer to provide you with hearing protection. Your employer must measure noise levels in the workplace and offer free hearing exams each year. You’re allowed to receive free hearing protection if the limits exceed OSHA’s standards.

Employees should not simply accept a noisy workplace as being part of the job. The Bureau of Labor and Statistics lists occupational hearing loss as the top reported worker illness in manufacturing. A recent article in Occupational Health and Safety outlines the variety of hearing protection devices available for employees who work in noisy environments:

  • Disposable foam earplugs
  • Reusable earplugs
  • Earmuffs
  • Advanced hearing protection

How an attorney can help with a hearing loss claim

It’s not just rock stars who work in noisy environments. Many jobs in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and across the country expose employees to decibel levels that can cause damage over time.

If you experienced hearing loss related to your employment, you will need an experienced workplace injury lawyer on your side.

Your bosses and the insurance companies might say the hearing loss had nothing to do with your job. They may threaten to fire you if you say you can no longer work because of the noise.

That’s why you need to consult with the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl. You will have a strong advocate with you every step of the way. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Nov 2019

According to OSHA: These are the measures your employer should take to prevent chemical exposure on the job

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Exposure to hazardous chemicals on the job can result in serious injuries and adverse health conditions. Chemical exposure is common across a wide range of occupations. Most commonly, miners, construction workers, manufacturers, warehouse workers, food service workers, auto mechanics, agriculture workers, health care workers, and those who work at chemical plants are at an elevated risk of sustaining an injury or serious health condition.

What does OSHA require of employers?

OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) was established to help protect workers from injuries or illnesses caused by hazardous chemicals on the job. In compliance with HazCom, employers in industries that involve the production, handling, use, or storage of toxic chemicals must provide workers with the following information:

  • Hazard classifications: Workers should receive information regarding classifications of health and physical hazards relating to certain chemicals or mixtures.
  • Labels: HazCom requires that chemical manufacturers and importers provide labels, which include:
    • Harmonized signal words – such as “danger” and/or “warning”
    • Pictograms
    • Hazard statements relating to each hazard class and category
    • Precautionary statements
  • Safety data sheets: A 16-section format specifying safety and hazard information
  • Information and training: In order to ensure workers recognize and understand labels and safety data sheets, they must receive adequate training.

Workers are not expected to remember each specific fact regarding chemicals and hazard classifications. They are, however, expected to be aware of the risks of chemical exposure and the protective measures that can be taken to prevent injuries.

What are the risks of chemical exposures on the job?

Chemical exposure may include inhaling harmful vapors, accidentally ingesting harmful substances, or contact with skin and eyes. Depending on the type of chemicals involved or the nature of exposure, workers may sustain:

  • Burns
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Asthma and other respiratory illnesses
  • Allergies
  • Cancer

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, more than 13 million workers across the United States are at risk of chemical exposure that could absorb through the skin (also known as “dermal exposure”). This can lead to dermatitis, skin cancer, skin infections, and other health conditions involving the skin.

If you have sustained any kind of injury, illness, or adverse health condition on the job due to chemical exposure, it’s important that you take it seriously from the start. You may need time off from work and adequate medical care in order to make a full recovery. While this may seem financially overwhelming, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, which will cover your medical expenses and lost wages.

Proving that your injury or health condition was caused by job-related chemical exposure may be challenging. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl can streamline the process and maximize your chances of obtaining benefits. We serve clients in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. To learn how we can help you, contact our law office online and schedule your free case evaluation today.

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Oct 2019

Rhode Island construction workers have been impacted by the opioid epidemic, according to recent state data

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Deaths related to opioid overdoses have grown to epidemic levels over the past few years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 47,600 died in 2017 after using prescription opioids, heroin, and fentanyl — marking the highest number of opioid-related deaths in a single year. What’s more alarming, 37 percent of these deaths involved opioids prescribed by doctors.

Those who work in occupations that are physically demanding are at a heightened risk of opioid overdoses. That’s because doctors often prescribe opioids for work-related injuries — many of which are severe. This is done in order to manage pain while an injured worker recovers. It does, however, put workers at risk of addiction.

Rhode Island construction workers affected by opioids

According to preliminary data released by the Rhode Island Department of Health in August, construction and extraction workers accounted for nearly 20 percent of all statewide drug overdose fatalities. From July 2016 – June 2018, approximately 569 people died from overdoses — 103 of which were construction and extraction workers.

The report lumped construction in with the maintenance and natural resources industries, which together had an overdose fatality rate of 176.7 per 100,000 workers. Roughly 140 overdose deaths occurred among those who work in construction, maintenance, and natural resources. About 80 percent of those deaths were linked to fentanyl — a synthetic opioid deemed 50 times more potent than heroin.

National figures on workers’ comp-related opioid prescriptions

The CDC cites figures from the National Survey of Drug Use and Health which estimates that 66.7 percent of “self-reported illicit opioid users” were either full- or part-time workers.

Workers’ compensation data cited by the CDC says:

  • 44 percent of 2016 workers’ compensation claims involving prescriptions included at least one opioid prescription. This figure, however, has declined 55 percent since 2012.
  • 15 percent of workers’ compensation claims (as of 2016) with at least one opioid prescription had a date of injury in 2010 or prior, 30 percent from 2011-2014, and 55 percent no earlier than 2014.
  • Between 2008-2013 across 28 states, opioids prescribed to workers’ compensation recipients who had sustained back injuries (more than 7 days away from work) resulted in triple the recovery time in contrast with those who didn’t receive prescriptions.

If you have been injured on the job or have suffered complications due to an opioid prescription, it’s critical that you discuss this matter with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can help you weigh your legal options. The Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl serves clients in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. To find out how we can help you, contact us online and set up your free case evaluation.

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Oct 2019

Workers’ lack of sleep is leading to more workplace injuries

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Let’s be honest. Getting a full night of sleep is easier said than done. It’s recommended that adults get between 7-9 hours of sleep per night, but many people, including those who work full-time, have a lot to juggle — jobs, family, health, finances, and a social life.

Sleep deprivation is a common problem that impacts a third of adults across the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

According to WebMD, common symptoms of sleep deprivation include:

  • Poor memory
  • Depression
  • Increased perception of pain
  • Reduced hand-eye coordination
  • General fatigue that is worse than being alcohol-impaired

How does fatigue impact workplace safety?

The consequences of not getting enough sleep can spill over into the workplace and often worsens when employees are overworked, according to Safety + Health Magazine.

“We have a history of incentivizing people who work long hours with extra pay, promotions and recognition.” said Emily Whitcomb, senior program manager at the National Safety Council.

Data from the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report in 2012 breaks down the percentage of fatigued workers by industry. According to the report, these workers don’t get enough sleep:

  • 34.1% in the manufacturing industry
  • 44% of all night shift workers
  • 52.3% of health care and social assistance employees who work the night shift
  • 69.7% of transportation and warehouse employees who work the night shift

According to Whitcomb, roughly 13 percent of all workplace injuries are the result of workers not getting enough sleep. Unfortunately, fatigue doesn’t get the attention it deserves from employers.

“When employers fill out paperwork for an incident in the workplace, most are not asking about fatigue, how much sleep the person got or how many hours they worked in the last couple of days,” Whitcomb said.

Aside from not getting enough sleep at night, other common risk factors in fatigue-related injuries include:

  • Night shifts: Night workers are particularly at risk of workplace injuries. That’s because, biologically, we’re not wired to work overnight. Our circadian rhythm (our internal clock) naturally programs us to sleep at night and be active during the day.
  • Shifts longer than 8 hours: Research also shows that when employees exceed eight-hour work shifts, their likelihood of sustaining an injury increases. The risk increases by 13 percent at 10 hours and more than 27 percent at 12 hours. Experts even link longer shifts with decision-making errors and reduced attentiveness.
  • Workplace stress: Extended physical exertion and mental concentration can result in fatigue. When working long hours without adequate breaks, workplace stress can be dangerous and lead to chronic diseases.

What are the solutions to workplace fatigue?

Workplace accidents related to fatigue are preventable. Safety + Health offers tips that employers and workers should consider, including:

  • Establish a fatigue risk management system: Employers should consider implementing a set of policies, practices, and programs relating to workplace fatigue into an existing safety management plan.
  • Offer education and screening: Employers should educate employees on the dangers of workplace fatigue and promote healthy sleep habits. In addition, employees should be screened for potential sleep disorders and offered treatment options.
  • Focus on shifts: Employers should consider reducing overtime and offer frequent breaks for night workers. In addition, demanding tasks for night workers should only be given during times when employees are most alert and night shift workers should be given adequate time off between shifts.

If you were injured on the job due to fatigue, you may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits while you recover. This process, however, must be done right in order to avoid having your claim denied. That’s why you should consult with an experienced Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorney at the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl. We can ensure that all paperwork is filled out correctly and advocate for a fair settlement.

Contact us online today to find out how we can help you.

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Sep 2019

New study: Construction workers aren’t getting enough sleep

Construction workers often endure hours of physically and mentally taxing labor and to perform their daily job functions and prevent injuries, they need to get enough sleep.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, reports that one in three adults don’t get enough sleep. Adults 18-60 years old are urged to sleep at least seven hours per night but the average American only gets 6.8 hours of sleep per night and 40 percent of Americans sleep six hours or less. This culture of inadequate sleep impacts everyone, including construction workers.

Researchers find that construction workers need adequate sleep

A study conducted by researchers at Colorado State University concluded that many accidents and injuries in the construction industry are caused by lack of sleep.

Researchers collected data from three surveys over the course of 12 months involving construction workers from two public works departments in Portland, Oregon. The survey — which was part of an Oregon Healthy Workforce Center study — determined the quantity of sleep each participant received and matched it up with workplace injury data.

Construction workers who reported insomnia symptoms were more likely to experience:

  • Poor attention and memory on the job
  • Poor safety-related behavior
  • Forgetting common work procedures, such as ensuring equipment is turned off
  • Inadvertently pressing wrong control switches on machines
  • Unintentionally stopping or starting wrong machines
  • Daydreaming on the job and not listening to co-workers

Preventing fatigue-related workplace accidents

Inadequate sleep doesn’t just impact construction safety. It can put workers across all industries at risk of being injured. That’s why more awareness must be raised in the workplace.

“Organizations, especially safety-sensitive ones like construction, should care about their employees’ sleep because it can impact the safety of the workplace and put workers at risk,” said Rebecca Brossoit, the study’s co-author, in a press release.

If you were injured on the job due to a careless, fatigue-related workplace accident, your injuries may be serious enough to require immediate medical attention. What’s worse, you may not be able to return to work for months while undergoing surgery and physical therapy. The x-rays, pain medication, and other medical procedures can be costly. You may be wondering how you will afford to make ends meet during these difficult times.

That’s why you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, which cover your medical expenses and lost wages. Obtaining workers’ compensation benefits, however, isn’t easy. A minor misstep in your paperwork or in the claim-filing process can result in a denial. Let the experienced Massachusetts attorneys at Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl do the work for you. We know how the system works and can maximize your chances of receiving benefits. Contact us online today to get started.

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Sep 2019

Fatal Roadside Work Accidents are on the Rise. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Massachusetts workers' compensation attorneyTraffic accidents occur on US roads at an alarming rate and sometimes roadside workers are killed. Safety + Health Magazine reports that roadside construction worker deaths have increased by 43 percent from 2013-2016. Workers who direct traffic or operate as crossing guards are at the highest risk of being struck and killed by cars.

Roadside worker deaths are often caused by:

  • Drivers speeding in work zones
  • Distracted driving
  • Poor visibility
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Hazardous road or weather conditions

A Massachusetts roadside worker’s death raises safety concerns

The death of a Massachusetts National Grid worker who was struck by an SUV while on the job has raised concerns among safety advocates, according to the Boston Herald.

Spencer police confirmed that the man succumbed to injuries that he sustained on July 31. The man was marking underground piping for an upcoming construction project in the eastbound lane on Main Street. An investigation into the accident was conducted by police and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

“We know that working around vehicles is very dangerous,” said Jodi Sugerman-Brozan, executive director of the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH). ” We implore all employers to take the time to create as safe a worksite as they possibly can to protect the lives of those who work for them.”

According to MassCOSH, there was no work zone set up at the time the worker was fatally struck. In addition, there were no traffic cones or signs set up and no police presence.

The man was the third worker killed this year by a moving vehicle, but a total of six workers have died throughout Massachusetts in 2019 in transportation-related incidents. In 2018, a total of 17 workers died, which accounted for 29 percent of all statewide worker fatalities.

Suggestions for safer roadside worksites

In order to ensure a safe roadside worksite, supervisors are urged to follow the guidelines laid out in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, published by the Federal Highway Administration.

Rather than setting up signs on roadside worksites, supervisors should utilize colored or marked vehicles. These vehicles should be equipped with bright rotating or flashing lights that are easily visible to drivers. In addition, vehicles should include highly-visible signs and arrow panels.

If you’re a roadside worker who was hurt on the job, you are within your rights to pursue workers’ compensation benefits. The legal team at the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl can help guide you through this complex process and negotiate with insurance companies for a fair settlement. Contact us today to get started.

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Aug 2019

Best ideas to protect workers from heat-related injuries

Massachusetts workers' compensation attorneyThose who work outdoors during the summer months or in hot indoor environments, don’t have the luxury of air conditioners or fans to stay cool. Some often endure hours of extreme heat and sweltering temperatures that can compromise their health.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), roughly 50-70 percent of outdoor worker fatalities happen within the first few days of working in hot temperatures. This is often due to the body not yet building a tolerance to the heat — also known as heat acclimatization.

The body naturally gets rid of excess heat through sweating and increased blood flow to the skin. Once the body reaches its threshold, however, serious injuries can occur. The warning signs that it’s time for workers to cool down include thirst, irritability, rashes, cramping, and heat exhaustion.

Failure to cool down can lead to heat stroke, which is the most severe heat-related condition. The symptoms of heat stroke include unconsciousness, confusion, disorientation, or slurred speech. If not treated immediately, it could lead to death.

Most common risk factors

OSHA cites the most prevalent risk factors that lead to heat-related injuries. These include:

  • Strenuous physical activity
  • Working in hot environmental conditions
  • Lack of heat tolerance
  • Clothing that holds body heat
  • Increased humidity
  • Working in sunlight
  • Working around heat-generating sources, like ovens, furnaces, and hot road surfaces
  • Pre-existing health conditions

Outdoor workers who are the most at risk of sustaining heat-related injuries include:

  • Farmers and other agricultural workers
  • Construction workers — especially those who do roofing or road work
  • Landscapers
  • Mail and package delivery workers
  • Oil and gas well operators

Heat-related injuries don’t always occur during the summer or during heat waves. Indoor workers who are the most at risk include:

  • Those who work around ovens or other heat-generating appliances
  • Electrical utility workers
  • Firefighters
  • Iron and steel mill workers
  • Manufacturing workers
  • Warehouse workers

Keeping workers safe in hot environments

It’s important that employers promote and accommodate the safety of workers in hot environments. Heat-related injuries and illnesses in the workplace are preventable. OSHA suggests that employers encourage workers to do the following within the first few days of working in a hot environment:

  • Frequently drink water or sports drinks
  • Work shorter shifts
  • Take frequent breaks
  • Be aware of heat-related symptoms

If you notice any minor heat-related symptoms, it’s important that you stop working, drink water and find a place to cool off immediately. You should never take a chance with your health, no matter what your job demands.

In the event of a worker-related injury or illness caused by a hot environment, you should discuss your matter with an experienced Massachusetts workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible. Your time away from work, and in recovery, can be costly. The legal team at the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl will work tirelessly to help you obtain the benefits you deserve.

Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.

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Aug 2019

What NOT To Do When Obtaining Workers’ Comp Benefits

Massachusetts workers' compensation attorneyIf you’ve been injured on the job and are collecting workers’ compensation, you could be your own worst enemy. After some time has passed, you may think you’re well enough to take on some work “on the side” to earn a little extra cash at the same time you are receiving benefits. You may do so out of a sense of guilt that you are not providing enough support for your family. There’s no harm in that, right?

You couldn’t be more wrong.

Doing so is considered workers’ compensation fraud and can result in fines, paying restitution and even facing criminal charges. The Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts last year referred 256 cases to federal, state, and local prosecutors – a record.

“Most of them do have injuries, there’s some form of injury that happens to that person. The question becomes, how long are they out with that injury?” said Tony DiPaolo, vice president of investigations.

The Road to fraud is paved with good intentions

You may think your intentions are good, but fraud investigators are going to view you the same as other workers who cheat the system. Here are three examples:

  • A man injured falling off a ladder began collecting workers’ compensation. A month later, he was caught climbing a ladder while operating his own window and siding business. He fraudulently collected $18,668.
  • A man who suffered a back injury at a restaurant was caught working at another restaurant 10 months later, while still collecting workers’ compensation. His fraud totaled $31,729.
  • Another man with a back injury collected both unemployment and workers’ compensation while actively operating his own construction company. He was ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution.

Tough questions? Hire a tough attorney

The workers’ compensation bureaucracy can seem intentionally designed to frustrate you and prevent you from legally collecting benefits. Maybe your claim was denied. Maybe an adjuster doesn’t believe you were injured on the job. Maybe you’re confused by the red tape and legalese. You are under tremendous physical, mental, emotional and financial stress – perhaps unable to provide for your family as your case drags on. You need expert help.

For three decades, the workers’ compensation attorneys at The Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl have been handling cases just like yours in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. We will combine our thorough knowledge of the workers’ compensation system with our extensive experience to answer all of your questions and secure financial compensation for you and your family (you also may be entitled to lost wages and Social Security Disability benefits). Contact us today for a free case consultation. You pay nothing unless we win your case.

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Jul 2019

Are more injury claims filed when unemployment is low?

Massachusetts workers' compensation attorneyAs the unemployment rate continues to drop in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, more people are working now than in recent memory. Insurance Journal reports that the number of workplace injury claims has declined over recent years as a result of improved safety, among other reasons.

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that unemployment in Rhode Island and Massachusetts is at historic lows (less than 4 percent).

It’s a double-dose of good news, but researchers at the National Council of Compensation Insurance have found that injury claims could rise during times of low unemployment.

The reason? Companies are hiring less-experienced workers and people who may be physically out of shape to do the job, according to Insurance Journal.

What are the common types of workplace injuries?

According to the National Safety Council, a worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds. While an accident can happen to any worker, workplace injuries tend to happen to people whose jobs require physical labor. The top five occupations with the most workplace injuries are:

  • Firefighters and police officers
  • Transportation and shipping (drivers who deliver packages)
  • Manufacturing and production
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair
  • Construction

The top three events that result in on-the-job injuries are:

  • Overexertion
  • Contact with objects and equipment, such as being struck by equipment or crushed by a collapsing structure
  • Slips, trips, and falls

Report the incident and seek medical attention

If you’re injured on the job, your No. 1 priority is your health. Obtain medical treatment as soon as possible. Once you are stabilized, contact the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl to speak with an experienced workplace accident attorney. You will also need to report the incident to your supervisor.

Your next step is to request workers’ compensation forms and other paperwork. Our attorneys can help ensure the paperwork is completed properly. Our law office can protect your rights every step of the way.

Be sure to continue following up with medical treatment and following your doctor’s orders. You may need to stay home from work. If your employer is pressuring you to return to work, talk to your attorney to determine the best course of action.

Why is an attorney necessary for a workplace injury claim?

An injury on the job can lead to a dispute between employee and employer. Employers and their insurance companies may fight a claim. They might argue the injured worker was hurt outside of work, or the worker filed the claim too late or improperly.  They may even reject a legitimate claim for reasons that are a mystery to the injured worker.

That’s why it’s wise to talk to an attorney as soon as possible after the injury. The Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl puts experience and resources to work for clients who have been injured on the job. Your attorney will be your advocate when the employer and insurance company are giving you a hard time about the claim. Injured at work? Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Jul 2019

The Best Ways to Avoid Hearing Loss in the Workplace

Massachusetts workers' compensation attorneyListen up!

You could be at risk of losing your hearing because of where you work, according to EHS Today, an occupational safety and health magazine.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health says 22 million U.S. workers are exposed to damaging noise levels at work, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says workplace-related hearing loss is the most commonly reported injury.

Jobs where workers are regularly in danger include manufacturing (hearing loss is the most commonly recorded occupational injury), construction, carpentry, mining, entertainment, military and agriculture.

There are many risks associated with hearing loss:

  • Hearing protects us from harm by alerting us to possible dangers, such as an approaching vehicle or broken machinery.
  • Injuries are more common among workers who cannot hear warning sirens or other alerts.
  • Hearing loss negatively impacts quality of life – for example, making interpersonal communication difficult and straining relationships.
  • The ringing of ears associated with hearing loss interferes with sleep and concentration, sometimes leading to depression, anxiety and stress.

Other symptoms range from social rejection and loneliness to impaired memory and the inability to learn new tasks.

Is Your Employer Listening?

The key is prevention. Steps employers can take include:

  • Regular, ongoing observation. Employers who monitor sound levels can help employees understand when the risk of hearing loss is highest.
  • Annual audiograms. Results can be compared to previous tests to protect workers.
  • Employee training. Minimally, employers should conduct annual training, including one-on-one sessions for workers exposed to louder noises. Regular reminders throughout the year are also recommended.
  • Protective equipment. Many options are available, including different styles of earplugs and earmuffs.

Contact Someone Who Will Listen

Unfortunately, some employers play down the importance of hearing safety. They may reason that a certain amount of hearing loss is acceptable among workers as part of the job. They may think safety programs are too expensive. They simply may not care. If you’ve suffered workplace hearing loss, your life is changed forever because your hearing is not coming back. In the end, it comes down to your word vs. the word of your employer, their attorneys and their insurance company as you’re trying to navigate the complex world of workers’ compensation.

You need a workers’ compensation attorney to cut through the red tape and fight for your rights. The Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl have handled every type of comp claim in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, from Fall River and Foxborough to Providence and Newport. They will aggressively pursue justice for you and your family while treating you with the compassion you need and deserve. Put your mind at ease by putting your case in the hands of experienced professionals. Contact them today for a free case consultation.

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