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Workers suffering from hearing loss may receive workers’ compensation for past and anticipated future medical expenses and lost wages. Future treatment costs will be determined by the employee’s physician recommendation.

Permanent hearing loss is a serious condition that must be reported to your employer immediately. File your claim and contact our lawyers at Prior, Criner & Edwards Attorneys so we can get the legal process started. We’ll work with you every step of the way to ensure you receive full compensation for your injury.

Hearing Loss & Work

Hearing loss can be the result of a single incident or can develop over time due to constantly loud surroundings in the workplace or inadequate safety gear.

About 22 million U.S workers find themselves facing a workplace hearing injury from hazardous noise according to the Centers of Disease Control. And thousands of workers suffer from noise-related hearing loss every year due to high noise levels. Unfortunately, 125,000 workers have suffered permanent hearing loss since 2004.

Long periods of exposure to high levels of noise causes lasting hearing loss, which in many cases cannot be fixed with surgery or hearing aids. In these situations, it’s critical to seek the aid of a workers’ compensation lawyer to get the benefits you’re owed.

Common Workplace Hearing Injuries

In addition to permanent hearing loss, loud noise creates physical and psychological stress, reduces productivity and affects concentration. Workers may also find it hard to hear warning signals when emergencies occur. The longer employees are exposed to high levels of noise, the more their abilities to hear high frequency sounds, understand conversations and communicate effectively are limited. The most common industries that experience hearing loss include:

Symptoms of Hearing Injuries

  • Ringing or humming in ears after leaving the workplace
  • Temporary hearing loss after leaving the workplace
  • Needing to shout in order for nearby coworkers to hear

If high noise exposure for long periods of time is prevalent in a work setting, it’s important for companies to implement a hearing conservation program. This equips workers with the knowledge of hearing loss prevention and provides them with necessary hearing protection devices to keep them safe.

Workers suffering from hearing loss may receive workers’ compensation for past and anticipated future medical expenses and lost wages. Future treatment costs will be determined by the employee’s physician recommendation.

Permanent hearing loss is a serious condition that must be reported to your employer immediately. File your claim and contact our lawyers at Prior, Criner & Edwards Attorneys so we can get the legal process started. We’ll work with you every step of the way to ensure you receive full compensation for your injury.

Call today for a free consultation and explore your options - (910) 341-3202

Our Attorneys

Our attorneys specialize in workman's comp, personal injury, and dispute resolution services.

Prior, Criner & Edwards Law, PLCC. have a long history of building long-term client relationships founded on trust and mutual respect.

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Frank Prior - Attorney

Frank Prior

With over 25 years of experience in civil litigation and thousands of cases mediated, Frank specializes in the fields of workers compensation and personal injury law.

Sherman Lee Criner - Attorney

Sherman Lee Criner

Sherman is Licensed to Practice Law in North and South Carolina. He has extensive education in law and the mediation practice, professional experience and impressive memberships in many noteworthy political, civic and business organizations.

Ashley Edwards - Attorney

Ashley M. Edwards

Ashley is a NC attorney and certified mediator in North and South Carolina, Ashley has represented hundreds of clients and mediated thousands of cases for attorneys, insurance carriers and private companies. 

Client Feedback

“These guys are awesome and care about their clients very much. I would suggest anyone hurt on the job to contact them. Cannot express my appreciation enough to them!"

Trevor P.

“Ashley Edwards genuinely cares about his clients and holds himself to the highest standards in all of his professional interactions. I am happy to recommend him to anyone who needs help navigating the workers compensation process."

Patrick H.

“Ashley has been practicing compensation law in the greater Wilmington area for 15+ years. I have often turned to him for advice and counsel. He knows the law, is trustworthy, listens to his clients, and fights to do the right thing for them. He is my first call!"

Channing E.

“Mr Edwards made my case feel like it was his most important case. He is so caring and attentive."

Renee M.

“This was the first and only law firm I contacted after being injured. Everyone there has been on point concerning my case and extremely professional. I highly recommend contacting workers comp first if injured. It will be as if it's the most important case they have and they will not disappoint. Thank you to the entire team."

Stephen H.

“Wonderful Experience under difficult circumstances. They helped me understand my rights and options under the law. Mr. Edwards took the time to help and meet with me whenever I had questions. He is highly recommended for his expert advice and service. "

Ashley M.

“This is the place to go if you get hurt on the job Ashley and his paralegal Janet are really nice and super easy to talk to and they take the time to really listen to your problems and get you the help you need and deserve."

Anthony R.

“They came out took out time to listen very smart he knows what he's talking about he heard me out and took my case under difficult sircumstances and i highly advise this is the law firm to consider."

Marlo C.

“Sherman is one of the best mediators that I know---he is extremely proficient in Workers' Compensation Law and he is an outstanding communicator. I give Sherman my highest rating!"

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“Great Experience with a caring lawyer who took the time to actually meet with me. He handled my case to the end and explained everything. Highly recommended."

Mitch

“Ashley is very knowledgeable and relatable to his clients, to opposing counsel, and to all parties when acting as mediator. "

Peer Review - Lawyers.com

“Ashley didn't always tell me what I wanted to hear but he always told me the truth. He is very knowledgeable and professional... I would highly recommend Ashley if you feel the need to hire an attorney. "

Julie

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