Hearing loss caused by repeated exposure to loud noise at work is classified as an occupational disease. An occupational disease is not caused by a sudden identifiable traumatic event like an explosion. Many hearing-loss claims happen over years and sometimes decades of working around noisy motors or equipment. Other common examples of occupational diseases are carpel tunnel syndrome and asthma.
If you suffer from hearing loss due to your work conditions you may have a claim with the Department of Labor and Industries. Here are some facts you should know:
If you need an advocate to help you get the benefits you are entitled to through the Department of Labor and Industries, please call us to schedule a consultation.