Work-related hearing loss? One call can make all the difference.

Industrial Deafness Claims

In the past four years, over 10,000 workers have suffered work-related noise injuries in New South Wales.

Some might occur suddenly, like from an explosion or a loud bang. But most develop slowly over time, like from the prolonged exposure to the sound of machinery or a crowd.

Either way, Nikolovski Lawyers is here to help.

How can we help?

At Nikolovski Lawyers, we believe every worker has the right to a safe and healthy workplace. For 25 years, our expert team of industrial deafness lawyers in Wollongong have proudly fought for that right.

In that time, we’ve learnt that hearing loss can impact every aspect of your life – from miscommunicating with your loved ones, to social and emotional withdrawal. That is why we’re committed to treating you and your matter with the care, compassion, and attention it deserves.

Let us help you get your life back on track.

What can I claim?

If you are a worker who has been exposed to sufficiently high levels of noise in the workplace, you may be entitled to claim compensation for your hearing loss. This may include the cost of any hearing aid devices you need and/or a lump sum payment. 

Your eligibility to make a claim depends on a range of factors including your level of hearing loss, and which legislation or workers compensation scheme covers you (NSW, ACT, or Comcare). We’ll cover all of this with you when we meet.

How do I make a claim?

Firstly, you should undergo a preliminary hearing test with your hearing aid provider to determine the level and nature of the hearing loss. We can happily arrange this appointment for you.

The results of your hearing test will be provided to us by your provider, and we will assist you with every part of the claims process from there.

Who pays the costs?

There is no upfront cost to you when making a claim. Some claims are covered by the workers compensation scheme itself, and in other cases we act on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. 

Contact our team on (02) 4227 6833, or email admin@nikolovskilawyers.com.au to speak to one of our compensation experts today.

Referred to us by your hearing provider? What happens next?

1. The results of your hearing test will be provided to our industrial deafness team for review.

2. We will contact you to arrange a free consultation with one of our industrial deafness experts.

3. Prior to your consultation, we will ask you to prepare your employment history, and the details of any noisy employment.

4. During the consultation, we will take you through the process of making a claim for industrial deafness and answer any questions you may have.

5. We will provide you with a letter of advice outlining what your entitlements may be. This may include hearing aid devices and lump sum compensation.

6. We will assist and keep you updated through every part of your claim. If your claim is successful, we will notify your hearing provider and your clinician will contact you to arrange for you to be fitted.

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