Any person who suffers hearing loss as a result of their employment is entitled to make a claim for loss of hearing. The worker would be entitled to compensation commensurate with the degree of loss of hearing.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE
TO MAKE A CLAIM?
In order to make a claim it is necessary to establish that the hearing loss was substantially caused by the employment in that the worker was engaged in a “noisy work environment”.
WHAT IS YOUR
Simply telephone Brydens Lawyers and make an appointment to speak with a workers compensation specialist.
WHY ARE BRYDEN’S LAWYERS THE RIGHT REPRESENTATION FOR YOU?
Brydens Lawyers have for over 40 years been representing Workers Compensation claims specialising in Hearing Loss. Brydens Laywers have a dedicated team of professionals that specialise in Workers Compensation matters ensuring our clients receive the compensation to which they are entitled.
For over 40 years now Brydens Lawyers has been operating a ‘No Win – No Fee’ policy which, simply put, provides that if a personal injury or compensation client is unsuccessful in their claim then Brydens Lawyers will not raise a tax invoice for having acted on behalf of the client. That is, if the claim is unsuccessful we do not get paid. More information about how this works can be found on our No Win – No Fee page.
WHEN SHOULD YOU CONSULT A LAWYER ABOUT MAKING A CLAIM?
A hearing loss claim is required to be lodged as soon as possible after the worker ceases working in noisy employment. There is a time limit of 6 months applies from when the worker is last exposed to noisy employment and when they can lodge a workers compensation claim form.
WHAT ARE YOU
ABLE TO CLAIM?
An injured worker is entitled to claim permanent impairment compensation for their loss of hearing. There is also the ability to claim a hearing aid.
LATEST NEWS FROM LEE
It was recently reported (SMH 23 February 2020) that the NSW State Government is considering changes to the workers compensation scheme which will provide for injured workers having to pay a "gap fee" for some medical treatment.
Apparently the State Insurance Regulatory Authority is considering the proposed changes and submissions made by Icare. Icare is the insurer responsible for about 75% of all claims made by injured workers and therefore submissions made by Icare would appear to carry a significant amount of weight with the government.
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