Adviceline Injury Lawyers recently assisted a man to obtain just compensation, and hearing aids, for his noise induced hearing loss.
The man worked for the same national, multi-million dollar company, for 27 years. He was dedicated to his job and often worked up to 12 hour shifts, starting at 6am. Despite his years of loyal service, the insurer tried to deny his claim by stating that he was a self-employed contractor as opposed to an employee.
The Plaintiff has been profoundly affected by his hearing loss, and finds that he is unable to engage in many social occasions due to his inability to hear clearly.
Adviceline Injury Lawyers assisted the Plaintiff in lodging his claim and advocated on his behalf to ensure that the company recognised that he had, in fact, been their employee. The company accepted liability for his hearing loss and offered a settlement sum, which the Plaintiff will now use, in his retirement, to travel around Australia with his wife.
If you have been exposed to industrial noise in the workplace, which has affected your hearing, please contact Adviceline Injury Lawyers on (03) 9321 9988.