Loud Noise Exposure
Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyer you can trust
Many of us don’t think about hearing loss as something that is job-related. But some workers are exposed to extremely loud noises that can damage their hearing. This can be the result of longtime exposure or a single work accident. The Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC helps injured workers get the benefits they need and deserve.
Hearing loss can have a significant impact on the life of workers and affect their ability to do their jobs. For example, it can make communication difficult and leave them unable to hear signs that a piece of equipment is not working properly. These injured workers are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
There are some workplaces that involve regular exposure to loud noises, such as machines, construction equipment, generators, engines or airplanes. But there could also be a single exposure to an extremely loud noise that can cause damage, such as an explosion. The result is a worker either gradually or suddenly experiences hearing loss.
In Pennsylvania, the workers’ compensation system is supposed to cover the costs of all medical treatment for work-related hearing loss and provide workers with partial wages if they are left unable to work for some time. But the claims process can be difficult to navigate, and employers can dispute claims.
Lawyer who knows how insurance companies operate
Employers and insurance companies have a team of lawyers to look out for their best interests and help them find ways to minimize benefits for injured workers. That’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who knows how to effectively fight the tactics they use to get you the benefits you deserve.
Attorney Jaffe used to represent insurance companies in workers’ compensation claims. Then he decided to use his knowledge of the process to help injured workers. He has handled over a thousand claims to help injured workers and their families get through a tough time.
Claims involving hearing loss can be difficult to move forward. But attorney Jaffe is a Certified Specialist in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law and knows where to look for evidence that your hearing loss was work-related. If needed, he can arrange for an examination by an independent medical professional. He focuses on building a strong case that employers and insurance companies can’t ignore.
If you suffered hearing loss related to your job, don’t delay. Learn more about how we can help you with your claim. Contact us online or call 866-800-3332 to schedule a free consultation.