Scranton NEPA Work Injury Lawyers- Hearing Loss In The Workplace

Date: May 29, 2012
Posted In: DLP Law

If you suff a loss of hearing as a result of exposure to noise  in the workplace, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits. Under the Pa. Workers Compensation Act, compensation may be awarded for permanent loss of hearing which is medically established by expert medical proof to be caused by long term exposure to hazardous occupational noise in the workplace. The percentage of hearing loss is determined by utilizing the level of impairment in both ears using the AMA Guidelines to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.

If you’ve experienced exposure to loud noise in the workplace or have suffered a work injury and have questions about your claim, contact me at or call (570) 347-1011 for a free consultation.



Disclaimer: The above article is for instructive purposes only and each case is fact sensitive.  Consultation with an attorney should be obtained instead of reliance upon the legal issues discussed in this column. 



Tom Cummings
Thomas P. Cummings has been a Partner with Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP since 1996 and has been with the firm since 1991. He focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability and personal injury cases.