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Compensation for Hearing Loss

If you have a worked in a noisy environment you may have contracted industrial deafness.

It is important to note that even though you may be working in South Australia, your claim may be made against another states’ workers’ compensation legislation.

Time Limits

There are strict time limits within which you must lodge your claim. Most claims in South Australia must be lodged within six months of the date that you became aware that you have noise-induced hearing loss but each case is different. If you do not lodge your claim within the time limit you may lose your entitlement or you may have to seek an extension of time. It is important that you speak with us as soon as possible to protect your entitlement to claim.

Our Fee Policy in Industrial Deafness Claims

No Win No Fee Personal Injury Lawyers Adelaide | Turner Freeman Lawyers SA

For personal injury claims in the state of South Australia we act for our clients on a No Win-No Fee basis. In other words, unless we are successful in receiving compensation on behalf of the client they will not be charged for the legal work done by our firm or any expenses incurred when investigating the claim. Call 13 43 63 and speak to one of our personal injury lawyers for further information about our No Win-No Fee policy. Conditions do apply.

Our South Australian offices are in Adelaide CBD and Whyalla.

FAQ

Do I have industrial deafness?

Do I have industrial deafness?

Industrial deafness can be diagnosed by a medical practitioner, audiologist or audiometrist after you have a hearing test. Turner Freeman can arrange for you to have a free and comprehensive hearing test to determine if you have industrial deafness.

What am I entitled to?

What am I entitled to?

A person suffering industrial deafness can claim:

  • the cost of hearing aids, batteries and maintenance/repairs costs;
  • treatment such as a tinnitus treatment program or speech reading course;
  • lump sum compensation;
  • travel expenses.

Who is the claim against?

Who is the industrial deafness claim against?

If you are still working in noisy work then you may have to make your claim against your current employer. Usually the claim is lodged against the employer where you last worked in noisy employment. Each case is different and Turner Freeman has expert hearing loss lawyers who can guide you through the claims process.

If your claim is successful your entitlements are paid for by the insurer and not the employer.

How long will my claim take?

How long will my claim take?

We estimate that an industrial deafness claim may take between about 6 to 8 months to resolve. Each claim is different and our expert lawyers will give you a better idea of how long your claim might take after an initial consultation with you.

Are there any time limits on making a claim?

Are there any time limits on making a claim?

We estimate that a claim may take between about six to eight months to resolve. Each claim is different and our expert lawyers will give you a better idea of how long your claim might take after an initial consultation with you.

I have retired - can I make a claim?

I have retired, can I make a claim?

As long as you retired from noisy employment after 30 September 1987 then you are entitled to claim.

How much will I be charged?

How much will I be charged?

Turner Freeman operate on a No Win-No Fee basis. You will not be charged for our fees unless your claim is successful and you receive lump sum compensation. If you do not receive any compensation we will not charge you for our fees.

I have previously claimed for hearing loss. Can I claim again?

I have previously claimed for hearing loss. Can I claim again?

You can make another claim for compensation if:

    1. you continued to work in nosy work after your last claim; and
    2. your hearing has deteriorated.

Turner Freeman can arrange for you to have a free and comprehensive hearing test to determine if your hearing loss has deteriorated since your last claim.

What should I do next?

What should I do next?

Contact Turner Freeman Lawyers on (08) 8213 1000 to speak with our expert hearing loss lawyers.

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