Hearing loss is unfortunately common in the American workforce. Whether it was caused on the job or as a result of a degenerative condition, deafness in one or both ears can seriously affect job performance and ability—but it’s not the only hearing disability that a person may suffer.

There are many auditory sensory injuries that qualify for social security benefits, including inner-ear disorders that affect labyrinthine-vestibular function. In this case, victims often experience sudden and chronic vertigo that can inhibit them from earning a living.

Common side effects of labyrinthine-vestibular function impairment include:

  • Acute motion hallucinations 
  • Loss of balance
  • Sudden dizziness
  • Inability to sense one’s own position
  • Involuntary muscle movements
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Occasional hearing loss
  • Incapacitation during an attack

The legal team at Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. knows just how easily many employers will overlook sensory injuries. Inner ear problems may be difficult to diagnose, and the effects can be hard to prove. However, these injuries can threaten the livelihood of any worker—and cases in which employees drive long distances or climb ladders, the risk of serious bodily injury increases.

To get personalized information on your case, call us today at (877) 360-0183, or fill out the contact form on this page. The call is FREE, and we charge you nothing unless we win your case.

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Manfred Ricciardelli
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