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 <a href="https://www.shine.com.au/service/workers-compensation/">workers compensation claim</a>.
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.
The video below provides a simple, step-by-step guide to bringing a claim for compensation with Shine Lawyers, so you know what to expect from the legal process:
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Common questions about Industrial Deafness Compensation Claims
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.
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.
Industrial deafness falls under employment law, which is a broad area of law that focusses on most areas of the employer/employee relationship.
The industrial deafness legal process can be quite complicated depending on your case. The below image is a good representation of how someone can move through the legal process with Shine Lawyers and get the compensation they need to move forward.
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.
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
In most cases a monetary value is placed on the gap between your life path before injury and your life path since the injury.
Industrial deafness claims can take many months to resolve. Each claim is different and lawyers will need to assess the facts of your situation before they can give you an accurate time frame as to how long your claim may take.
Generally speaking, industrial deafness compensation claims can take around 18 months to resolve but this can vary greatly depending on your circumstances.
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.
Shine Lawyers provide all industrial deafness and WorkCover claims on a No Win No Fee guarantee, which means you won’t have to pay our legal fees unless we win your claim.
The legal costs themselves depend on the work our lawyers undertake on your case, which varies depending on how complex your case is.
It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a compensation claim. 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.
Most people making industrial deafness compensation legal claims choose not to act for themselves and instead engage an expert compensation lawyer. The best compensation lawyers can provide the knowledge and experience required to help guide a case to a successful outcome.
Shine Lawyers has offices in the following locations across Australia. As part of our service offering, home or hospital appointments can be arranged at your convenience.
Our compensation experts are in the following locations:
New South Wales
- Gold Coast
- Hervey Bay
- North Lakes
- Stones Corner
- Sunshine Coast
Shine Lawyers has expert industrial deafness lawyers that can help you determine your rights and bring forward a compensation claim on your behalf. The below links contain further information regarding your legal options.
Shine Lawyers also has accredited specialists in personal injury law in Australia:
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