Loss of Hearing?

Personal Injury & Workers Compensation Claims

Loss of Hearing?

It is not uncommon for a person to suffer hearing loss or deafness in the workplace. The common industries are industrial workers, factory workers, construction workers, road workers and more. Deafness and hearing claims require sufficient evidence to support the claim.

Medical
If you have noticed your hearing deteriorate over time or suddenly, depending on the environment you work in, you should consult and ear nose and throat doctor. You need to have supporting evidence and the specialist will need to agree that the hearing loss was from your workplace environment.

Legal
To pursue a Common Law Claim for industrial deafness or hearing loss supporting evidence in necessary and needs to confirm that noise was a hazard at your place of employment. If Personal Protection Equipment was not provided or not adequate for the job then this needs to be investigated also. For more information about Deafness in the workplace you should seek free legal advice.