in Victoria

Learn about the process for Victorian Industrial Deafness claims.

How Hearing Loss Compensation Works in Victoria

Under Victorian law, workers with industrial deafness are entitled to monetary compensation and hearing aids for life.

So how does it work?

Our team is well-acquainted with all the necessary guidelines and best practices, so we know what it takes to submit a successful claim. You may receive a lifetime supply of hearing aids and a lump sum payment.

If you left the workplace that last caused your industrial deafness after 12/11/1997 and have at least 10% binaural hearing loss, you could receive between $700 and $2,200 for every 1% of industrial hearing loss.

We have a simple claims process we've used to help thousands of clients.

  • We'll schedule an initial consultation with one of our legal experts and arrange a hearing test with an audiologist on the same day.
  • The audiologist will assess your hearing loss. An E.N.T. specialist will review the results and provide a detailed report.
  • We'll gather all the necessary documentation and submit the claim to the insurer.
  • The insurer will schedule their medical examination to confirm the extent of your industrial deafness.
  • The insurer will typically make you an offer. If you don't find the offer acceptable or the insurer is of the belief you have less than 10% industrial hearing loss, we'll schedule a final examination by an independent medical specialist.
  • You receive your lump sum compensation and hearing aids.

We're the industry's longest-established hearing loss specialist with over 20 years of experience. We use our expertise and know-how to help hardworking Australians receive their entitlements.

We'll take care of everything for you, and you'll only pay us if you receive monetary compensation.

WorkSafe Victoria’s role in workers' compensation claims for hearing loss in Victoria

WorkSafe Victoria is the Victorian government body that regulates the workers' compensation scheme. They oversee licensed insurers under the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act. And regulate allied Health providers to ensure high treatment standards, with regulated fees to ensure sustainability.

Regarding hearing loss claims, WorkSafe Victoria monitors hearing service providers within the scheme to ensure only appropriately qualified persons can dispense hearing aids and other rehabilitation services to workers. Through Hearing Aid orders, they have regulated fees for hearing aids, fitting costs and ongoing maintenance expenses. Workers in Victoria receive good quality hearing aids, updated every year.

WorkSafe Victoria is also responsible for the training and accreditation of doctors who provide assessment services within the scheme. They create guidelines for doctors to follow to determine a worker's entitlement to monetary payments.

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