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Blindness, Vision, and Hearing Loss

Your vision and hearing are invaluable—especially for your career and livelihood. So when an on-the-job accident causes you to lose partial or complete sight or hearing, it may be difficult or even impossible to continue with your line of work. That means losing the paychecks your family needs to survive.

The Minnesota Workers’ Compensation attorneys at Fields Law Firm can give you information, support, and guidance after your accident. We want to take care of your needs in any way we can. To contact us, just dial 1-888-343-5375 or complete a free consultation form. Our legal team understands how workers’ compensation and social security disability laws work together, and we are here to answer your questions.

Client Success Story: Client who worked part-time awarded full SSD benefits

A client suffered from a history of arthritis in the knees, vision impairments, back pain, and ulcerative colitis. Despite his many physical disabilities, he was still able to work 15 hours per week doing deliveries. He applied for Social Security Disability on his own but was denied on his initial application and reconsideration appeal.

He sought our assistance for his request for a hearing. At the time of his hearing, he was still working part-time. We argued to the Judge that he had no other option but to work despite his disabilities and that he essentially pushed himself through the pain until a decision on his case had been reached. We further argued that due to his pain and ulcerative colitis, he would need to take many breaks throughout the workday in order to use the bathroom and rest.

The Judge issued a favorable decision in his case and sided with our arguments. Now the client no longer has to work part time and can receive the disability benefits he deserves.

What jobs cause vision or hearing loss?

Jobs that put employees at high risk of suffering vision or hearing loss include:

  • Welders
    Welders must wear equipment to protect their faces and eyes from the sparks created during the welding process. If the protection is inadequate, they can suffer vision loss.
  • Factory Workers
    Many factories produce noises that are louder than tolerable ranges for human hearing. If workers don’t receive proper hearing protection, their ears may become damaged.
  • Chemical Workers
    Workers who handle dangerous chemicals may suffer vision loss if the chemicals come into contact with their eyes. In addition, some workers may experience sensory loss due to neurological damage caused by chemical exposure.

The Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyers at Fields Law have a broad knowledge of the law, including what benefits are available for workers who suffered hearing and vision problems because of on-the-job accidents. If you have any questions or concerns about a work injury or disability, don’t hesitate to contact our Workers Compensation attorneys in MN.

SETTLEMENTS AND RECOVERIES IN ALL CASES DEPEND ON SPECIFIC FACTUAL AND LEGAL CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH ARE UNIQUE TO EACH CLIENT’S CASE. PAST CASE RESULTS ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION OF SIMILAR RESULTS IN FUTURE CASES WHICH THE FIELDS LAW FIRM AND ITS LAWYERS MAY UNDERTAKE.

READ OUR CLIENT REVIEWS

John Kelley
John Kelley
21:38 16 Oct 18
I was having issues with an insurance company and I hired fields law firm. The people there are amazing and always quick to answer questions even a couple times on the weekend. I worked with Blake amazing person and very informative on my case. I would highly recommend this firm to any of my friends.read more
Michael Frazier
Michael Frazier
23:58 10 Oct 18
I had the pleasure to work with Michael and Annie on my LTD case. When my claim was denied by the insurance carrier, Michael didn't hesitate to take them on with an appeal. He worked diligently on the appeal and ultimately won this for me. Mind you, this wasn't a huge case but he treated me like it was and as if I was the only case he was representing. He kept me abreast of vital information, it was clear that he knew his stuff and wasn't afraid to take on the big insurance company. Michael was much more than I ever expected given that our relationship was entirely remote, handled by telephone and email only. Not only is he a strong lawyer, he treated me with compassion and respect. I am beyond pleased with him and the Fields Law team. Michael cares about his clients and he gets the job done for them because he knows how impactful an injury can be to both a person's well-being and their financial security. I highly recommend Michael and Fields Law whether you are local to their Minnesota offices or out of state like myself.read more
Melanie Eason
Melanie Eason
20:12 29 Aug 18
Fields Law Firm is great. Patrick Kramer, my lawyer, is fantastic. He and his legal assistant Samantha K. have handled my case for several years. They have kept me informed every step of the way. They are both easy to contact. I have both of their phone numbers and email addresses and they respond promptly to any messages I leave. Without their help I would not have been able to get the disability company to fulfill their promises. It is a relief to leave all the dealings with the disability insurance company in their hands.read more
Jeannie Kerr
Jeannie Kerr
23:37 15 Sep 18
My experience with Merrick Williams of Fields Law Firm has been truly above and beyond satisfactory. His knowledge and professionalism have guided me through a very difficult time. He and his assistant Angela were readily available to answer any questions and address my concerns. I highly recommend him as an attorney and will use his services again if necessary in the future.read more
ebon jordan
ebon jordan
19:51 27 Sep 18
Field Law Firm was great my lawyer Zach Schmoll was more than I could ask for. He always kept me in the loop and explain everything perfectly, got back to me whenever I called less than 24 hrs and was a extremely nice guy. This guy is young and knows what he is doing so please don’t let the age fool you. I had a wonderful experience with Field Law and will refer anyone with legal matters to them.read more
Edward Johnson
Edward Johnson
23:11 31 Oct 18
I highly recommend Fields law Firm if you need some no nonsense attorneys to represent you. I was treated courteously and efficiently each and every time by Mike and his associates. They settled my Long Term Disability case in a timely fashion. and was pleased with the results. Thanks again Mike and Fields Law Firm. You are the best!read more
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
19:19 09 Nov 18
Fields Law Firm is simply the very best when it comes to representing you & fighting for your rights! They are a "10 Star" Law Firm hands down! Michael Kemmmitt & Sarah Christensen were simply outstanding to work with. They took over my long term disability case after I was being denied my benefits & gave me the moral support & law experience that I needed to win my case. They were supportive throughout my case & they will fight tooth & nail to assure your rights are not being denied. It is so rare to find a law firm that treats you like YOU are the most important person to them. I HIGHLY recommend Fields Law Firm. They are truly advocates for justice.read more
Ben Chadwick
Ben Chadwick
23:20 12 Nov 18
Michael and Samantha were always giving me updates in a very timely manner. They were very good at getting back with me if I had questions, and they didn't have the answer at the time of our discussion. They were very thorough in their handling of my case, and we received a positvie ruling due to their efficiency and expertise. Thank you very much Michael and Samantha, I appreciate all that you did to help me with my case. I would definitely refer people to you, as well as use you in the future. Benjamin Chadwick.read more
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