If you have found that your hearing has deteriorated over time and you suspect your work environment may have something to do with the decline, you are not alone. According to USA Today, hearing loss is the single-most common work-related injury affecting American employees today, with about 22 million workers facing dangerous levels of noise when they show up to work. It is also a costly problem for employers, with about $242 million spent on workers' compensation costs relating to hearing loss every year.
The risk of workplace injuries is very real for everyone, even those in the most sedentary occupations. The good news is you can get help with the resulting medical bills and loss of earnings through Missouri workers' compensation.