Industrial deafness is an induced hearing loss caused by exposure to noisy work environments. Hearing is generally affected over time, with higher frequencies often suffering the most damage. If you are affected by industrial deafness you are eligible for compensation. Deterioration in sound perception experienced in industrial deafness is often irreversible and has ongoing impacts on quality of life of sufferers. Industrial deafness is noted in a range of symptoms, including:
- Diminished hearing in one or both ears
- Difficulty hearing over background noise
- Missing/guessing words or sentences during conversation
- Turning audio appliance volume up to hear properly
- Constant ringing, buzzing and other signs of tinnitus
- Temporary or permanent loss of hearing
How can I make a hearing loss compensation claim?
The first step with any compensation claim is to talk with expert compensation lawyers. It’s only then you will have the knowledge and skills required to compile a claim-winning case. With Taylor & Scott Compensation Lawyers there’s no risk, as we apply for a grant of legal assistance on your behalf, allowing you to relax while we investigate the claim, procure relevant documents and communicate with opposing lawyers.
Although most Australian employers are honourable, there are some who will deny responsibility at all costs, so negotiation skills and legal know-how are essential tools that Taylor & Scott Lawyers are familiar with. In essence, if the facts of your case prove you are suffering industrial deafness due to employment conditions, Taylor & Scott Lawyers will help you win the case.
Is industrial deafness covered by workers compensation?
Anyone suffering from industrial deafness caused by present or past working conditions is entitled to make a workers compensation claim. The monetary payment for a successful claim is calculated according to the divide between pre-injury and post-injury lifepath projections. Workers compensation for industrial deafness assists in a range of ways, including:
- Hearing aids;
- Lump sum compensation
Can I represent my own industrial deafness compensation claim?
It is possible to represent yourself for any type of compensation claim. However, it’s worth remembering that first impressions are lasting, and a complete and well compiled document has a far greater chance of compensation claim success. Undertaking a compensation claim procedure entails becoming familiar with all relevant laws, understanding legal entitlements, and actively moving the case forward with communication and negotiation skills. The majority of people making industrial deafness claims prefer to employ the sound guidance of legal experts. Taylor & Scott Lawyers possess the knowledge, experience and skill set required to steer your case toward a winning compensation outcome.
Taylor & Scott Lawyers will even make arrangements for you to undergo a free hearing test. If hearing loss has been suffered, we will advise you of your entitlements and any other assistance available. We apply our full resources to achieving swift processing of your industrial deafness claim application, and will oversee your application to the Workers Compensation Independent Review Office (WIRO) for a grant of legal assistance, meaning you pay no legal costs.
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