Eligibility for Hearing Loss Claims

If you are working or have worked in a noisy environment (i.e. building or construction industry, factory production or processing, manufacturing industry, mining, clothing industry, roadworks, aviation, transport industry, etc.) for a number of years and have noticed problems with hearing, then a FREE Hearing Test organised by our friendly staff will benefit you. You will know then and there about your eligibility for hearing loss claims and potential industrial deafness claim amounts, or whether you are entitled to receive hearing aids at no cost to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does an industrial deafness claim take?

It’s important to understand that because each claim for government hearing loss compensation is going to be different, and every claimant’s circumstances are different, it’s impossible to say precisely how long it will take to determine industrial deafness claim amounts or even if the claimant is eligible for them at all. Some claims can take up to 18 months to resolve. What we can promise you is that we will fight tooth and nail to get you the best possible outcome regarding your eligibility for hearing loss claims.

Are there claim time limits?

Yes, as with all workers’ compensation claims in Victoria, there is a strict time limit that must be abided by if you want to have any chance at eligibility for hearing loss claims.

What are the industrial deafness claim time limits?

Before you can apply for hearing loss compensation, you must inform your employer of your workplace injury within 30 days of becoming aware of your illness or injury. Failing to do so might block your chance of being eligible for industrial deafness claim amounts. For more information on industrial deafness claim time limits, speak to a legal professional at Complaw.

Can I receive more than one lump sum payment?

If you have received a lump sum payment in the past for hearing loss, and continued to work in a noisy environment, you may also be entitled for another lump sum payment and free hearing aids. Complaw can advise you accordingly of all your rights under the WorkSafe or Comcare Legislation in relation to your hearing loss injury.