Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to provide financial compensation and retribution for those who have become injured due to work place stresses, machinery, equipment, or other occupational hazards.
Workers’ compensation provides benefits for work related hearing loss, which is a result of noisy and/or loud volume work conditions.
The first step is to ensure that all safety measures are incorporated in the work place and that all employees are adequately protected from loud noises. However if the employer has failed to provide a safe environment and you are experiencing a hearing loss, then you have substantial reason to apply for workers’ compensation.
It is important to speak with an attorney regarding your situation. Every case is different and it is often very difficult to prove that your hearing loss is in direct relation to your job. It will take the expertise of your attorney and other medical professionals to provide the documentation that you need to support your claim.
You attorney will also need to determine what type of insurance that you have as well. If the hearing loss is permanent, you may also be seeking social security disability benefits. Since these are very complicated matters that involve the social security department, workers’ compensation, and your insurance company it is imperative that you hire an attorney who has proven experience handling these types of cases.
When a person suffers work related hearing loss they lose the ability to perform their duties in the manner and method that they once did. Hearing is a very important sense that assists many people with their job functions. Without hearing, it is often very difficult to continue in the same fields.
Due to the fact that hearing loss is such a devastating and debilitating condition, it’s important to seek counsel so your best interests will be represented and you will receive the benefits that you are entitled to receive.