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Does workers’ compensation apply to hearing loss?

Jan 30, 2014 |

In order to better serve our clients and everyone who is curious about laws and topics such as workers’ compensation and social security benefits, we have been answering some frequently asked questions on this blog.

Our next question is about whether or not someone with hearing loss acquired from hazardous noise levels on the job can qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. This can be a tricky topic because hearing loss is a problem that happens to people naturally with age. However, depending on how much a noisy workplace affected your hearing, it is possible to receive workers’ compensation for hearing loss.

To begin determining whether your hearing loss qualifies for workers’ compensation, follow these three steps:

1. Visit a physician who specializes in hearing and have your level of hearing loss evaluated.

2. If your hearing loss is determined, by your physician, to be attributed to your place of work, you may be eligible for hearing loss benefits.

3. Contact a workers’ compensation lawyer like the ones at Bentoff & Duber and work with them to determine if you can pursue a claim.

Bentoff & Duber located in Cleveland, Ohio has experienced workers’ compensation lawyers who can help you file a claim and determine if you are entitled to benefits.

If you have any questions for our workers’ compensation attorneys or for your free consultation, call Bentoff & Duber at 216-861-1234 or submit a contact form.


About the author: Brandon Duber, a Partner with Bentoff & Duber Co., LPA, is a lawyer with proven experience in the courtroom and expertise in the areas of workers’ compensation, criminal defense, personal injury and medical malpractice law. He received his B.A. from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY and his J.D. from The Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, OH.