Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Injured Workers
Losing your hearing is a serious impairment, because in most cases involving prolonged exposure, the hearing loss is permanent. Industrial workers, construction workers and airport service personnel are particularly prone to hearing loss.
If you have suffered a deterioration in your hearing due to continued exposure to noise at work, you should discuss your case with an experienced attorney. While you are entitled to receive benefits for your loss, such cases present significant challenges, particularly in showing that the loss occurred due to high levels of noise in the workplace. Without an attorney on your side, you may not receive the benefits you deserve.
Advocates for Injured and Disabled Workers
Cherry Injury Law, is a team of experienced attorneys with offices in Philadelphia and Media. We have earned a strong reputation for our capabilities in the field of workers’ compensation law, having helped thousands of injured employees obtain the benefits they were entitled to.
Main Line Today magazine named Dave Cherry as a Top Lawyers. Dave Cherry has also been listed as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer on multiple occasions.
Hearing Loss Workers’ Compensation Claims
You must file a claim within three years of being exposed to noise in the workplace. To obtain benefits, you must show that:
- Your hearing loss is greater than 10 percent of your total hearing.
- Your hearing loss was caused by continued and prolonged exposure to noise in the workplace.
An audiologist can conduct a hearing evaluation to satisfy the first requirement. The second requirement, however, can prove to be a significant hurdle. The insurance company may contend that your hearing loss was the result of exposure to sources other than noise at work, such as use of personal power tools or recreational equipment. Our hearing loss injury attorneys in Philadelphia will work with your doctor or other medical specialists to establish that in fact, your loss was due to excessive noise in the workplace.
Cherry Injury Law, will work hard to help you obtain all of the benefits you deserve. These can include specific loss benefits for your hearing, future medical costs for hearing aids and periodic evaluations, and other benefits.
Suffered a Loss of Hearing? Contact Work Injury Lawyers in Philadelphia and Media
To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer about your case in Southeastern Pennsylvania, contact Cherry Injury Law