Social Security vs. Workers Comp for Deafness & Hearing Loss

Long Beach Lawyers:
Do I Get Social Security or Workers Comp for Deafness & Hearing Loss?

May is National Hearing Protection Month. For more than four decades the attorneys at Cantrell Green have been fighting for the rights of injured workers. We have collected millions of dollars in benefits in Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability for our clients.

In honor of National Hearing Protection month, our disability attorneys have put together several articles to help you understand your legal rights, if you are suffering from a hearing loss (partial or total deafness).

Collecting Workers Comp or Social Security for Hearing Loss

Many people do not realize that hearing loss may qualify them to collect Workers Compensation and/or Social Security Disability.

Overall, hearing loss or deafness affects approximately 48 million – 20% – of Americans, to some degree. And by age 65, one out of three people experiences some loss.  But many people are shocked to learn that hearing loss is the number 1 work-related injury in the United States.

The following list of articles created by our Workers Comp & Social Security Disability Lawyers will help you understand when and how you may be able to collect benefits for your hearing loss or deafness.

(1.) Lawyers Explain Workers Comp for Hearing Loss

If your hearing loss is the result of noise exposure at work – either over time, or from a single loud event – you may qualify to collect Workers Compensation.

CLICK HERE to Learn about Collecting Workers Compensation for Hearing Loss

CLICK HERE for Workers Compensation Hearing Loss FAQs

Or Call Our Experienced Long Beach Workers Comp Lawyers at: 562-622-4800


 

(2.) Lawyers Explain Social Security for Hearing Loss

To collect Social Security disability benefits for hearing loss, your deafness does not have to be work related. However, Social Security Disability (SSD) requires profound hearing loss or deafness. You cannot collect SSD for moderate or mild hearing loss.

CLICK HERE to Learn about Collecting Social Security Disability for Hearing Loss

CLICK HERE for Social Security Disability Hearing Loss FAQs

Or Call Our Experienced Long Beach Social Security Lawyers at: 562-622-4800


 

(3.) Getting Workers Comp AND Social Security for Hearing Loss

In some cases you may be able to collect BOTH Workers Compensation AND Social Security Disability for your hearing loss or deafness. However there is an “Offset” (reduction) in your Social Security benefits that may apply.

CLICK HERE to Learn about Collecting BOTH Social Security AND Workers Comp for Hearing Loss

Or Call Our Experienced Long Beach Disability Lawyers at: 562-622-4800

 

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