Workers may not even realize their hearing is being affected by working conditions until the damage has already been done. They may experience ringing in the ears, or notice trouble hearing people during conversations. By the time they see a doctor for these work injuries, the hearing loss has already progressed significantly.
Workers’ compensation is a complicated process
Workers in Iowa who suffer hearing loss as a result of working conditions are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits include medical treatment, tests, lost wages and disability. But actually getting those benefits can be difficult.
The workers’ compensation system in Iowa favors employers and insurance companies, who can both challenge your claim. They may deny that your hearing loss had anything to do with your job, and the insurance company may deny you benefits. But you still need treatment, and the medical expenses can add up quickly.
Fighting for the rights of injured workers
Attorney Paul McAndrew has been helping injured workers for decades, and knows how to get results. He will build a case that proves your hearing loss is directly related to your job, and fight to get you the full amount of workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. Other attorneys are content to make a quick settlement. Paul won’t settle for less than a resolution of your case that meets your needs.
Since starting his own practice, attorney Paul McAndrew has been a champion for the cause of injured workers who have been cheated out their workers’ compensation benefits. He knows the physical, emotional and financial impact a workplace injury can have on families. And he is dedicated to helping them as much as possible.
If you have suffered hearing loss that could be related to your job, talk to attorney Paul McAndrew. Call 319-887-1690 to schedule a free consultation. He will review the details of your case, explain your options and answers your questions.