Jerry from Waupaca awarded $44,513*... Michael from Neenah awarded $60,000*... Jerry from Somers awarded $40,500*... Kathleen from Athens awarded $30,000*... Rolf from Stoughton awarded $35,000*... Charles from Menasha awarded $29,500*... Linda from Black River Falls awarded $24,500*... Charles from Freedom awarded $21,500*... Jerome from Menominee awarded $21,500*... Thomas from Amherst awarded $55,000*... Jerry from Durand awarded $29,000*... Michael from Oshkosh awarded $33,000*... Charles from New London awarded $22,500*... Stephen from Wauwatsoa awarded $16,250*... Steven from Lavalle awarded $27,000*... Richard from Saxon awarded $27,500*... Peter from Marinette awarded $29,000*... Kevin from Omro awarded $45,000*... Kranski from Black Creek WI awarded $26,773.13*... Garry from Edgar awarded $26,773.13*... Daniel from Appleton awarded $19,596.60*... Michael from Neenah awarded $47,619.00*... Jerry from Waupaca awarded $35,610.62*... Brian from Wausau awarded $12,430.00*... Roger from Green Bay awarded $14,397.00*... Belinda from Milwaukee awarded $10,030.00*... Ronald from Fond du Lac awarded $14,755.00... Richard from Kewaskum awarded $15,153.07... Marcel from Beaver Dam awarded $12,931.50... Gail from Prarie du Sac awarded $9,580.00... Richard from Antigo awarded $18,030.00*... Nadine from Wausau awarded $7,597.00*... Daniel from New Holstein awarded $14,000*... Shirley from Oshkosh awarded $18,000*... Robert from Fond du Lac awarded $15,000*... Kenneth from Milwaukee awarded $10,000*... *Not all claims qualify. Award amounts vary on a case-by-case basis.

According to the recent statistics, in 2010, nearly a million workers in the US alone suffered from some of the other form of hearing problems resulted from working in overly noisy environments.

These conditions are also known as:

These can lead to the deterioration of an individual’s hearing.

Employer’s Responsibility

Under the “Noise at Work Act – 1989”, all employers must provide their workers or employees with reasonable and relevant protection against excessive levels of noise in the working area.

When the employer fails to take necessary precautions that led to someone else’s loss, the affected person becomes entitled to claim compensation.

What Is My Industrial Deafness Claim Worth?

What is my industrial deafness claim worth? A lot of people come up with this question before deciding to file the lawsuit.

If you live in Wisconsin and looking forward to claiming compensation for industrial hearing loss caused at work, it is essential to obtain personalized and accurate advice from a qualified and experienced legal professional, who specializes in this particular area of law in the state of Wisconsin.

Also, you should make sure that you file for the claim as soon as possible, keeping in mind that there are some strict time limits wherein claims can be made ensuring successful compensation.

These time limits begin from the date when you became aware of your hearing loss and significant deterioration of your ability to hear.

“A claim can also be made against the employer that you no longer work for.”

The total amount of compensation varies from one case to another. It depends upon the severity and amount of damage caused by working in a noisy environment.

Even if an individual suffers from tinnitus, it is taken into consideration at the time of calculating the compensation for hearing loss.

Establishing The Claim

There are many factors that should be taken into account when working out the possible compensation for an industrial deafness claim.

It is primarily based on the amount of damage and the severity of the condition suffered.

There are some precedents set for an approximate amount of the compensation which can be used as a general guide for typical cases.

Claims

  • $50,000 to $70,000 – is awarded as compensation for people suffering from complete hearing loss in both ears. The amount also depends upon the speech deficit or possible tinnitus.
  • $17,500 to $29,000 – is the compensation amount awarded for hearing loss in one ear.
  • $16,000 to $29,000 – is the average amount awarded for serious hearing loss with mild to severe tinnitus.
  • $8,000 to $15,000 – is usually the average amount that can be claimed for moderate tinnitus and hearing loss.
  • $4,000 to $7,000 – is granted to people suffering from slight or occasional hearing loss.

Remember that each claim will have a different set of situations and circumstances. Every person is likely to suffer from differing levels of pain.

Thus, the industrial deafness claim will vary based upon several factors such as whether the worker is suffering from total or temporary hearing loss, whether the hearing loss is complete or partial, and whether tinnitus present or not.

If you or someone in your closed one has worked in a noisy environment for a prolonged period of time and experiencing industrial deafness of any type, you may be entitled to compensation.