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Industrial deafness compensation claims

Workers' compensation

Industrial deafness is a serious injury that can have a big impact on a person’s life. If you have developed hearing troubles or deafness as a result of work, or you had a pre-existing condition that was made worse by work – it’s possible you may be able to make a WorkCover workers compensation claim

Shine Lawyers are expert WorkCover lawyers that can help you determine your rights for industrial deafness and related workers compensation claims. As part of our service offering, we provide all our WorkCover legal advice on a No Win, No Fee* basis, which means you won’t have to pay our legal fees or costs unless we win your claim at the end.

Check if you have a claim with our simple, free online tool.

What we will ask: 

  • Details about the accident and injuries that have happened to you or your loved one 

  • Basic personal information that is relevant and necessary for your claim

What happens next:  

  • Either book a no obligation appointment with a compensation law expert right away or,    

  • Speak with our team about your options

What is industrial deafness? 

Industrial deafness can occur over a prolonged period of time and is typically classified as an induced hearing loss as a result of a person’s working environment.  

Industrial deafness claims 

If you are suffering from industrial deafness due to your present working conditions or from past working conditions, then it’s important to realise that you may be entitled to make a WorkCover workers compensation claim. 

In order to establish if you have a claim a lawyer will have to go over the facts of your case and get a hold of your situation. No two claims are the same and in order for your industrial deafness claim to be successful, lawyers will need to prove that as a result of your employment you have suffered the condition. 

What can you claim?

If you have suffered from industrial deafness caused at work, then you could be entitled to compensation benefits. If the injury was not your fault, our legal team may be able to claim for: 

  • Medical and hospital expenses 

  • Loss of wages 

  • Travelling expenses 

  • Rehabilitation expenses 

  • Medical devices or equipment 

  • Return to work services 

  • Permanent impairment 

In most cases a monetary value is placed on the gap between your life path before injury and your life path since the injury. 

Superannuation and Disability Insurance 

If you are unable to work due to illness or injury you might be entitled to benefits through your superannuation or other insurance policies. We recommend speaking to one of our experts for a quick, obligation-free analysis of your situation to determine your rights and ability to make a claim. 

Learn more about Superannuation and Disability Insurance Claims

How Shine can help 

We have helped thousands of Australians right wrong and access more than $1 billion per year in entitlements and compensation through our expert services.  

95% of the cases we represent are settled without the stress of going to court. 

We offer access to affordable legal advice including on a No Win, No Fee* basis and an obligation free initial consultation so you can understand your rights and know where you stand.  

*Conditions apply  

We are ready to take action to get you access to compensation, protect your future and right wrong.  Find out more today:

Industrial deafness claim FAQs 

Can I represent myself, or do I need a workers’ compensation lawyer? 

It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a claim however, doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward.  

Without an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in your corner, it can be difficult to identify and highlight the strengths of your case. 

Without the right legal advice and support, you then may not receive the compensation you're entitled to. A lawyer can help you maximise your lump sum entitlements. 

Why trust Shine to be my workers’ compensation lawyers? 

At Shine Lawyers, we put your first. We’ve been standing up for the rights of everyday Australians for over 45 years. As one of Australia’s largest litigation law firms, we are here to help you get the justice you deserve.  

Our empathy, understanding and expertise is why we’re ahead of the pack. We’ll stand with you and guide you through every step of the way.

Where are Shine workers’ compensation lawyers located? 

With more than 40 branches across Australia and 1000+ team members, location is no barrier when it comes to accessing Shine Lawyers legal advice and support. 

If you’d like to speak to our workers’ compensation team in person, you can see our full list of locations here. 

If you aren't able to find a location near you, we can easily arrange an obligation-free virtual appointment. No matter where you are located, we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment. 

Who pays for my industrial deafness injury?

If you’ve suffered industrial deafness in the workplace and your employer is found responsible, it will be your employer’s insurance company that will pay you the compensation and not your boss, supervisor or the company you were employed by.

What are the time limits for making an industrial deafness claim?

In WorkCover industrial deafness claims there are strict time limits which govern your right to make a claim for compensation. These time limits vary for each state so it’s very important you seek legal help as soon as possible following your condition or injury in all workers compensation claims.

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