You must have heard about this one. Yes, it’s happening. You can claim from the company due to which you or a family member of yours got loss of hearing from. In case you are not familiar with what Industrial deafness really is. It is the loss of hearing being caused by operating in a noisy environment over a certain period of time. At times it’s not really that certain. However, all those people we know working in loud factories are to retire from their job and look for another at one point or the other because operating or even being around those loud machines can cost you your hearing.
Let’s go over are a few things you need to know about in order to make an industrial deafness compensation. A certificate that shows one has been diagnosed with industrial deafness. Now to claim industrial deafness compensation amounts, one should either be a worker considered under the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 or would be considered a worker but temporarily unemployed. If neither of those then apply within 12 months of formal retirement. Also, one should’ve been working at the place for at least 5 years in the employment where the loud noise level was a remarkably contributing part to your industrial deafness.
What happens once your Industrial deafness compensation is accepted? Well, you may get a lump sum compensation. However, you won’t be entitled to weekly compensations or reimbursement of the medical expenses. Also, you can’t have a lump sum compensation for the first five percent hearing loss that would be due to the natural cutback of the hearing loss. Now, once your claim has been lodged, you can actually make a claim every three years from that date of your Industrial Deafness compensation has been lodged.
With all that said, I would suggest you to do some more research on Industrial Deafness compensation and providing with a compensation should not really be all these companies should be doing. All these Industries should really do something about all the noise that is causing loss of hearing. I’m sure there is a way to bring this thing to an end. Yet, it’s not in the hands of just one person or a couple. Maybe if we try to rise above this and really try to make a difference we just might be able to make this world a better place to live in for the generations to come. As it is really too late to make a change in a lifetime.