Hearing loss, also known as industrial deafness, is a genuine condition that affects many workers. Once someone has permanent hearing loss, there is no cure.

How can Maurice Blackburn help?
ASU members receive a free initial consultation with a hearing loss expert to explain all the advice and information needed for a successful claim for industrial deafness. Maurice Blackburn can arrange a referral to a hearing partner who can provide a pre-claim audiologist hearing assessment. The hearing test will determine the level of hearing loss so that members know if they meet the required criteria before starting a claim, and so that they are accurately compensated.

Compensation depends on the level of hearing loss, but it can be anywhere from $19,000. Maurice Blackburn will help estimate the likely amount of compensation for members at the beginning of their claim. We can also assist with helping members access hearing aids or specialised protective equipment.

What should I do if I need assistance with a hearing loss claim?
Call Maurice Blackburn today! It’s always important to seek legal advice because it doesn’t cost members a cent to find out your legal rights. Most people are unaware that they have not been properly compensated for their hearing loss.

The best thing to do is get in contact with the ASU Union Relationship Organiser Natalie Gonzalez to discuss your options. You can reach Natalie at 0482 166 362 or ngonzalez@mauriceblackburn.com.au

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