Offers practical advice on how to establish and defend compensable hearing loss cases (Occupational Disease v. Workers’ Compensation Act), including how to determine the level of noise exposure for claims and the importance of audiogram studies. Also, includes how to determine permanent partial disability beyond audiograms.
Learn how to prove and defend occupational disease cases using the Act's statutory presumptions, including the rebuttable presumption (which is applicable in cases involving firefighters). Understand special rules relating to statutes of limitations. Get practice tips about proving and defending exposure and medical causation.