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Industrial Hearing Loss Compensation

By Edited May 28, 2016 0 1

One this is true of almost all jobs- accidents happen. However they are far more common in industrial job environments. There are many things that may lead a worker into an accident. Among them are faulty machinery and poor safety measures. Any employee may be able to make a claim and receive compensation. The case will be strengthened if the particular injury was the result of negligence of another employee or the employer himself. In order to receive industrial hearing loss compensation you must be able to prove this.

If this has happened to you or a loved one you should consider doing research and seeking out a lawyer. Industrial hearing loss usually comes in the form of deafness. There may be other serioud injuries to the person's ear however. A person who, as the result of an accident, has industrial deafness will likely be able to get compensation.

Industrial hearing loss can come in a few different forms. It is likely that the accident will result in conductive hearing loss rather than neural hearing loss. Conductive hearing loss is the result of damage to the outer ear. The inner ear will likely still work fine. This damage can be in the form of a blacked or obstructed ear passage, which could happen as the result of many different kinds of industrial accidents. However it is most likely to be a problem with the outer ear, which could be damaged by loud noises.

A case of neural hearing loss could also result. This would be if a damage was done to the inner ear or the various aspects of the nervous system connected to our ability to hear. Loud noises and other things may be able to cause this kind of damage. If a loud noise is able to knock the cilia, the tiny hairs inside the cochlea, off of the lining of the cochlea you may lose your ability to hear all together. There are many industrial accidents that could cause this. Damage to the auditory part of the brain could also cause industrial hearing loss. There are also numerous industrial accidents that could result.

If your hearing loss was the result of noisy industrial working environments and unsafe or inadequate safety measures then you may be able to get industrial hearing loss compensation. The amount of compensation you receive is likely to depend on two things. The liability for causing the loss, and how much your claim is actually worth. There are many experts that can aid you in this decision.

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Nov 23, 2010 2:35am
Mesriani_Law_Group
Workers' compensation can be awarded to workers who acquired a hearing impairment due to their working environment. In the future, they may also be qualified for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.
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