Work Related and Industrial Deafness Claims
What is classed as workplace deafness?
Hearing Loss or Hearing Impairment is a partial or total inability to hear. A deaf person has little or no hearing. Hearing loss can happen in one of both ears. Hearing loss is divided into four main kinds:
- Mild Hearing Loss- sufferers have difficulty keeping up with conversations, especially in noisy surroundings.
- Moderate Hearing Loss- sufferers have difficulty keeping up with the conversation when not using a hearing aid.
- Severe Hearing Loss- sufferers benefit from powerful hearing aids, reply also on lip reading and sign language.
- Profound Hearing Loss- sufferers are very hard of hearing and rely mostly on lip-reading and/or sign language.
Sign of Hearing loss
It seems redundant to make a list to find out if you are losing your hearing. Obviously, not hearing what people are saying to you is a symptom, however, there are many other symptoms of hearing loss:
- Often asking people to repeat themselves
- A better understanding of conversations when facing the person
- Miss your phone or doorbell
- Constant buzzing or ringing in your ear
- Loud noises cause discomfort
- Having your tv or earphones louder than usual
If your hearing loss is contributed by the negligence or responsibility of another part our dedicated team at Unlucky can help you find a personal injury lawyer to make a compensation claim. Our specialist lawyers have extensive experience in hearing damage & hearing impairment claims for providing their services on a No Win No Fee arrangement.
For a free, no-obligation consultation speak to a member of our friendly team on 08 6371 5028 or you can request a call back online.
What am I Entitled to?
When your lawyer negotiates your compensation, there will be a few factors he/she will need to consider before start negotiations:
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Income
- Loss of future income
- Travel expenses
- Medical expenses
- Any other costs relating to your injury
Industrial Deafness Compensation
Usually, industrial deafness or any other work-related incidents with hearing loss happen over a number of years. This kind of injury can develop over time and many people who work in noisy environments didn’t know that their hearing loss is due to their noisy workplace. Even those who work in call centres where the headphones are loud enough to develop a variety of hearing problems. Being one of our five senses, the loss of hearing holds a crucial impact on an individual’s life.
Tinnitus is very common among hearing loss claims through worker’s compensation claims. Sufferers hear a buzzing or ringing sounds, which is caused by excessive noise levels of extensive exposure to noise. Tinnitus can present itself as constant or intermittent. Tinnitus makes it extremely difficult to sleep and leads to anxiety and depression. This kind of injury has a major impact on the victim’s lifestyle.
Employers have a duty to protect employees against hearing loss and industrial deafness, along with other types of hazards found on an industrial work site. Our personal injury lawyers at Unlucky have specialised in work-related hearing loss and industrial deafness compensation claims. In most cases, when you claim compensation for your injury your employer’s insurance company usually pays you, so your employer won’t be out of pocket.
When you give us a call, one of our consultants will ask you to provide us with some details regarding your accident and injury. If you are able to provide as much as you can it would help us evaluate your case at a higher level of quality.
The information will be reviewed by a Personal Injury Lawyer your claim on a No Win No Fee basis, and let you know what your options are in order to make an educated decision. We have specialist lawyers in Brisbane ready to assist you in your injury compensation claim.
Otherwise, online you can submit a request for a call back from one of our consultants. Our claims consultants will endeavour to contact you as soon as possible.
For a free, no-obligation consultation call us with confidence on 08 6371 5028, lines are open from 8 am-8 pm Monday to Friday. You can also request a call back online.