It might seem unbelievable, but it’s only been in recent years that employees have been able to seek legal advice for industrial hearing loss and have their claim taken with some degree of validity. In the past, an employee receiving legal advice on hearing loss compensation wasn’t always taken seriously by companies. Whether they worked on building and construction sites, factories, or live music venues, they would often put their hearing at risk because noise levels would often exceed acceptable standards without there being adequate hearing protection measures in place. These days, it’s another story. If you want to seek compensation for hearing loss from a government or private employee, book an appointment with Complaw.
The law on industrial hearing loss differs for Commonwealth to State employees. The year you have terminated from your most recent (including current) noisy employment plays a significant role in your hearing loss claim. We will inform you accordingly once we have reviewed your hearing test and your work history.
The process of seeking legal advice for industrial hearing loss usually takes 2 months to a year depending on the complexity of your case. Each case is different, so it is not possible to estimate a time accurately.
Lump sum payments of compensation for hearing loss from the government differ according to State or Federal law and are in accordance with the percentage of the hearing loss and the last year of employment in a noisy environment.
For current Victorian workers, lump sum payments can range anywhere between $20,000 and $38,000.
Yes, Complaw will take your case on a “NO WIN, NO FEE”^ basis. If we represent you in a hearing loss claim, we will only be paid if you receive compensation for hearing loss from the government or private employer. Therefore, there is no risk for you if you wish to explore legal advice for industrial hearing loss through us.
^ Conditions apply to the “No Win No Fee Retainer” these may be provided to you on request after your first appointment for a hearing test.