HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED
WORK-RELATED HEARING LOSS?
Let us get you the compensation you deserve
A sudden or gradual hearing loss can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Noise-related hearing loss can affect how you discern different sounds when there’s a lot of background, making it difficult to hold conversations in a crowded or busy environment. It is often accompanied by tinnitus which is a ringing in the ears.
Unfortunately, many workers employed in the industrial, manufacturing and construction industries are affected by hearing loss injuries due to the high noise levels they are regularly exposed to. Those who work with heavy vehicles, gardening equipment like lawnmowers and chainsaws, and in amplified sound settings such as entertainment venues, are all at risk of hearing loss.
WHAT IS INDUSTRIAL DEAFNESS OR HEARING LOSS?
WorkSafe considers industrial deafness as deafness caused by exposure, continued exposure or periods of continuous exposure to industrial noise. If you have acquired industrial deafness in the workplace, then you could be eligible for loss of income, hearing aids and other medical expenses as well as a lump sum payment.
WHAT COMPENSATION CAN COVER
- Loss of wages
- Medical and hospital expenses
- Travelling expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Medical devices or equipment
- Return to work services
- Permanent impairment
Every industrial deafness claim is different. The workers’ compensation experts at Carbone Lawyers will help you submit and pursue your compensation claim.
IMPORTANT: Never sign anything or accept any compensation offer until you’ve received proper legal advice. You may be entitled to a lot more than you’ve been offered. Don’t settle for less.