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Hearing loss compensation claims

Commonly asked questions

When you receive a Notice of Assessment from WorkCover Queensland or the self-insurer, you are entitled to reject the offer and start a claim for negligence against your employer, which is known as a “common law claim”. A compensation lawyer from Stacks Law Firm will be able to advise whether you are likely to succeed in proving that your hearing loss has been caused by your employer’s negligence, and if so, whether such a claim is likely to result in you receiving a higher level of compensation than what has been offered in the Notice of Assessment.

In the vast majority of claims, a common law claim for damages is recommended because it allows you to claim a number of different types of damages that are not available to you in a statutory claim, including the full amount of your past loss of earnings, future loss of earnings, loss of past and future superannuation entitlements and future medical treatment expenses.

Why Stacks?

Obligation free initial consultation
At Stacks Law Firm we believe that a person should be entitled to be advised of their legal rights regarding a potential claim without feeling obliged to proceed. For this reason, we are happy to meet with you on an obligation and cost-free basis to explain how the law operates and advise you on whether your potential claim is likely to succeed.
Appointments outside of business hours
At Stacks Law Firm we understand that due to work, family or other commitments, arranging a meeting during normal business hours can be difficult. For this reason, we are happy to meet with you either before or after usual office hours from Monday to Friday, or even on the weekend if preferred. It is our way of honouring our commitment to you.
Home visits if preferred
At Stacks Law Firm we understand that some clients find it difficult to attend a lawyer’s office and instead prefer to meet in their own home or a venue close to their home, such as a coffee shop. This may be for a variety of reasons, including convenience, comfort, or health or mobility reasons. We are happy to meet at your convenience and arrange the meeting in a location that best suits you.
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