Hearing Loss Lawsuit Settlement for Firefighters
by Thomas Nantais Workers Compensation Attorney
Firefighters work hard to save lives, but they must also protect themselves from health dangers beyond contact with fire. Ear damage, for example, is becoming an issue due to exposure to loud sirens. That's why thousands of firefighters are suing manufacturers of sirens for permanent hearing loss.
How Sirens Cause Hearing Loss Among Firefighters
Exposure to high levels of noise over a long period of time often causes severe hearing damage and may even result in permanent hearing loss. If you are exposed to sound levels of more than 85 decibels constantly, it may greatly damage your hearing with further deterioration over time.
Filing a Hearing Loss Lawsuit
Firefighters must alert their departments with complaints about hearing damage. Workers compensation attorneys can represent both fire departments and individuals, depending on the case. You should consult a workers compensation lawyer who has a strong reputation for winning settlements involving hearing loss, such as one at Gaylord & Nantais. They will guide you through the steps to filing a suit, whether it's an individual case, a class action civil case, or worker’s compensation case.
The largest hearing loss lawsuit settlement to date involving sirens has been for $3.6 million in 2011, in which 1,069 Philadelphia firefighters were awarded compensation.
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