In the United States, nearly nine million people are susceptible to injuries in noisy jobs every day; that is, they are exposed to noises that not only affect how they feel but that endanger their health. All employers should be aware of the risks of allowing their workers to be constantly exposed to these noises. The effects of workplace noise on an employee are both physiological and psychological.
There are different types of noises that can hurt people. The first type is irritating noise that keeps the worker from concentrating, often adding to the pressures of the job. Another type of workplace noise is more dangerous, with the potential to cause accidents by preventing communication or detection of warnings such as evacuation alarms.
Both types of noise can lead to health problems. The most common problems are chronic, although there are cases of eventual or complete hearing loss.
It’s estimated that nearly 30 million U.S. employees work in noisy conditions. The law defends workers by obligating business owners to reduce health risks for employees.
It’s important to provide workers with a work environment that allows them to do their best. This investment will allow the worker to achieve better results and the company to get the maximum benefit from the worker’s skills as well. If a worker has an injury related to a noisy job, the best thing to do is call to hire a lawyer to represent him or her in court.
If you have a problem related to workplace noise, or if you have a noise injury because of your work, Grupo MedLegal® connects consumers with participating lawyers and doctors for free. It’s essential to act quickly, since there are time limits for this type of compensation. Don’t wait any longer. We are located in California; Illinois; New York; Pennsylvania; Georgia; and Florida.