Johnson Law Offices
Click on the link for Johnson Law Offices above to find our more or see their brochure in attachment below. Once on their website, click on the "Tools" tab and you will be taken to a page containing features that will assist you in evaluating and educating yourself about hearing loss worker's compensation. They have a compensation estimate calculator, several educational videos, FAQs & pointers, downloadable/printable new client forms and a form to be submitted for someone interested in worker's compensation.
Hearing loss among older persons is a serious and growing problem in Wisconsin and the country. Even more tragic is that many people cannot afford hearing aids, and there is very little help available from programs like Medicare or Medicaid. There is a program available and very few people know about it. The program is Workers Compensation. If you suffer from hearing loss, you may be eligible for compensation, including money for hearing aids, if the hearing loss was at least partially caused by your work. The criteria are very simple: 1) You have hearing loss; 2) You worked in a "noisy" job; 3) You no longer work there. If a person is approved, Workers Compensation will pay compensation for the hearing loss and the hearing aids. The state caps awards at $69,000, with the average award in the range of $10,000-$20,000.
If you have hearing loss that you believe may have been at least partially caused by your work, contact Johnson Law Offices to discuss whether or not you might be eligible for compensation. Johnson Law Offices is a small family law firm that has specialized only in Workers Compensation claims for hearing loss in Wisconsin, and their success rate exceeds 95% of claims they file. Johnson Law Office does not charge any fee or costs unless they are successful in getting compensation for their clients. Their fee is only 20 percent.
The law permits a claim to be filed after the "employment relationship terminates." Johnson Law Offices is ready to help. They can also arrange for free hearing tests. There is no statute of limitations preventing filing a hearing loss claim. Hearing losses due in whole or in part to work noise may qualify for compensation regardless of the date of retirement/lay-off. Contact them to find out more.