Claiming compensation for industrial deafness
Hearing loss is a genuine condition that affects many workers in construction, manufacturing and industrial environments, particularly those working with or near heavy machinery. Noise in workshops, warehouses, heavy vehicles and worksites can cause permanent hearing damage. Once you have hearing loss there is no cure.
Understanding your rights is the first step to accessing compensation.
If you have permanent hearing damage, Maurice Blackburn can help you understand if you have a claim. Our expert lawyers guide you through the legal process, drafting the necessary paperwork and providing advice along the way. Your claim will take around 12 weeks from lodging your application.
What are my rights?
If you have suffered permanent hearing loss during the course of your employment, you may be eligible for compensation.
We will help determine if you have a claim and help you through the process.
At Maurice Blackburn we can assist you by:
- providing a free initial consultation to give advice regarding the criteria to bring a successful claim for industrial deafness.
- arranging a referral to our Queensland-wide hearing partner who can provide a pre-claim audiologist hearing assessment before lodging your claim.
- preparing the claim documents and collecting all necessary information required to ensure prompt acceptance of your claim.
- preparing submissions on your behalf to the Workers’ Compensation Regulator for acceptance of your claim should you claim be rejected by the insurer.
Providing advice for reassessment of your hearing loss and the best way to maximise any compensation you may be entitled to, and
- ensuring you are treated fairly and in accordance with the legislation.
If you believe you may be suffering from industrial deafness, contact us today.
We have Queensland offices in Brisbane, Brown Plains, Caboolture, Cairns, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Mackay, Rockhampton, Strathpine, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, and Townsville.