HEARING LOSS CLAIMS
Causes of Hearing Loss
Work-related hearing loss can be caused by exposure to loud noises, being in close proximity to any machine or device that is constantly producing noise over a specific decibel level, and not wearing protective headgear that is designed to protect your hearing and adequate for the environment within which you are working.
Can I Sue for Hearing Damage?
In general, that will depend on how and where you've been injured. If your hearing has been damaged, you are likely to be limited to filing a workers compensation claim. If you work on the waterfront, you will need to file a claim under the Longshore Act.
How Does A Person Get Worker's Compensation for Hearing Loss?
If you believe that your hearing loss is work-related, you need to have your hearing evaluated and then file a Worker's Compensation claim that will help you get the medical treatment you need. There are specific requirements and deadlines that must be met. Consulting with an attorney knowledgeable about hearing loss claims will help you get all of the necessary testing done and paperwork filed on-time so you can get the best results possible.