Medford Workers’ Compensation Attorney for Employees with Hearing Loss
If you sustained significant hearing loss while on the job, and this loss
has limited your ability to work, you may be entitled to
workers’ compensation or
Social Security disability benefits. Employers are expected to provide proper hearing protection
to employees regularly subjected to high levels of noise. When this does
not happen, a workers’ compensation claim can be filed for any work-related
hearing loss that results.
Filing a workers’ compensation claim for hearing loss can be complicated,
and significant documentation is required in order to get the claim approved.
At Brooks Law, we can help you through the entire claims filing process.
Contact a Medford work injury lawyer at our office to discuss your legal
options during a free, confidential consultation.
OSHA Regulations for Noise Level Exposure in the Workplace
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
every year, more than 20 million workers are exposed to noise levels that
could be potentially damaging to their hearing. The issue is so problematic,
in fact, that about $242 million is spent on workers’ compensation
for hearing loss disability every year, according to estimates from OSHA.
The OSHA legal limit on noise exposure in the workplace is capped at 90
dBA for an 8-hour day. This is based on a 5 dBA exchange rate, which means
for every noise level increase of 5 dBA, the amount of time a worker can
be exposed to the same level of noise will be cut in half. Employers who
do not follow these limits put their employees at significant risk, and
may owe workers’ compensation benefits to those who suffer as a result.
We Can Help with Your Hearing Loss Claim. Call for a free Consultation.
At Brooks Law, we believe in providing injured employees with the legal
support they need to recover full compensation for their injuries, and
we believe in doing at a price you can afford. We accept cases on a contingency
fee basis, which means you paying nothing until we reach a favorable resolution
on your behalf.
Contact us today at (888) 558-0622 for a free consultation.