We Help Those Who Suffer Work-Related Hearing Loss

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year in the United States roughly 22 million workers suffer exposure to noise levels that are deemed hazardous. Another 30 million workers suffer exposure to hazardous materials that can damage their hearing. This makes occupational hearing loss one of the most common work-related illnesses in the country.

The lawyers at Jonathan H. Poznansky, Attorney at Law, are here to assist New York workers who suffer from occupational hearing loss obtain the benefits they are entitled to. Contact us today! We represent clients in Staten Island and Brooklyn, including clients who commute from New Jersey.

Workers' Compensation Covers Occupational Hearing Loss

It may be surprising to you to find out that workers' compensation benefits do cover occupational hearing loss as an occupational disease or illness. In order to access these benefits, you will need to wait a certain amount of time to file your claim. Currently, the waiting period to file a claim for occupational hearing loss is:

  • 90 days from the date you were removed from the noise exposure; or
  • 90 days after leaving your job where the exposure to noise occurred.

Your documented date of disablement is the last day of either one of these waiting periods. You then have a specific time frame in which you may pursue workers' compensation benefits. The statute of limitations is typically two years.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Today

If you think you have a workers' compensation claim for occupational hearing loss, the lawyers at Jonathan H. Poznansky, Attorney at Law, can help you seek fair and full coverage for your losses. Workers' compensation cases are complex, but Mr. Poznansky has over 30 years of experience assisting our clients achieve the benefits they need. Call us at 347-201-7696 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.